A great lover of stories, Michael sits right at home within the folk world.
Delivered with “guitar-plucking [that] evokes the celestial qualities of a harp” (Sheffield Telegraph) and even solo voice, his songs will make you think, laugh and maybe even shed a tear.
Michael has always been involved in the performance of music, from Jazz to blues, folk to choral singing. More recently Michael has settled in the traditional folk world, growing from his passion for songs that tell good stories.
Michael has supported the likes of Bellowhead, Martin Simpson, Lucy Ward, Ewan McLennan and the Albion Band, has performed with BBC Folk Award nominee Katriona Gilmore and Damien O’Kane and worked with folk-legend Bill Leader on his 2012 album. This has undoubtedly shaped his present direction and choice of songs, veering increasingly towards the wealth of traditional songs from the British Isles and beyond. 2013-14 saw Michael perform around the country including dates in London, Cambridge, Birmingham, Norwich, Bradford and Sheffield. In 2013 he released a single with Damien O’Kane entitled ‘Shenandoah’ and a full album was released with his trio, Bright Season, in 2014.