“As a person who chose to entertain audiences with musical, vocal and comic skills and have made a personal success of it for more than 40 years I believe I can spot a good entertainer when I witness one. I believe in Mike.”
— Kevin Blackmore AKA Buddy Wassisname
Mike is a true entertainer, an avid songwriter, an advocate for the arts, and an all around artist. He has built a reputation of excellence on stage and is highly revered by his colleagues. His determination in the music industry shines with his commitment to always providing a memorable show. He has worked very hard to make sure his audience takes away something positive from their experience. He played over 100 shows from May to September in 2017 and will be playing over 100 shows in those same months in 2018.
Mike has been an entertainer for over a decade and has toured all over the vast country of Canada as well as Ireland. His original compositions and lyrics are a reflection of his creativity and vision. His command of a room is something that is not asked for but rather demanded when he speaks into a microphone. His original and unconventional style of guitar playing leaves many wondering how he can make the guitar sound as if two people were playing at once.
Through his career Mike has operated several promotions companies as well as creating and producing many events that showcase talent from across the Island of Newfoundland. His most memorable and flagship event was called poets and pickers and featured many Music NL, ECMA, and Juno nominated artists. He is always available to help other fellow musicians book shows and keeps his ears open for new talent constantly.
With an impressive active catalog of over 80 original songs and 60 covers Mike can entertain audiences for many hours and across several genres. He has been an ongoing studio musician and composes music for many areas of the industry including commercials for businesses, short web ads, radio jingles, session work, and anything else he can be a part of.
Mike has no intentions of slowing down and is excited to promote the new 2018 release Rant & Rave.