Michael grew up in the Pine Rivers Shire in North Brisbane and lives near Bribie Island. He began writing songs and started learning the guitar at the age of 18. He did gigs around the local area in the late 80's and early 90's, then entered and won the Search for a Star title at Tamworth Country Music Festival and also won the Talent Quest at the National Gympie Muster in 1992. He then went on to win many prestigious awards such as the Starmaker Grand Finalist, Best New Talent Finalist, Sunstate Songwriters Award, Sunnie Awards winner for Best New Talent and Best Country Album in Queensland, Wallace Award winner for Male Country Vocalist of the year for four years running.
Michael recorded his album "Under the Southern Cross" with the Smokin Crawdads, a well-known Brisbane band, and the album was produced by Duncan Wood (Touchwood Studios) and Mike Smith in Brisbane. He has had radio air play and has supported and performed with top named artists Troy Cassar-Daley, Gina Jeffreys, Lee Kernaghan, Felicity Urquhart and Stella Parton.
Michael is a professional entertainer and is easy to listen to. He also performs in a duo called "The Zeds" with Joe E Bishop, and together they are a vibrant, fun and crowd pleasing duo.
The duo with a difference and experience you can depend on, Michael and Joey can entertain you.
Dynamic, audience interactive and innovative in their delivery of rock, modern Top 40, rhythm and blues, swing, Latin and jazz, reggae, classic hits and country rock music. From the contemporary to the old favorites, let Michael and Joey create the good time your patrons deserve by playing requests from a proven repertoire, guaranteed to transform a good time into a GREAT time!
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