At the age of six, Michael was heavily influenced by his dad strumming and singing Italian folk songs and the odd country tune on guitar. He was also listening to ‘The Shadows‘, which were regular tunes played on his guitar. At fifthteen he left school to train as a cabinetmaker. During this time he still retained his passion for guitar by playing with local covers bands.
At the age of twenty Michael decided to give up his trade to pursue his dream of becoming a full-time guitarist. Opportunity arose in 1991 when local singer songwriter Hugh Wilson appeared on the popular television show ‘Starseach’ and won the whole series. Hugh and manager Glenn Wheatly approached Michael to join him in his band. This lead to an amazing nine months of recording of three singles, an album, recording film clips and extensive touring. For Michael the highlight of the year was performing several times on his favourite show “Hey Hey it’s Saturday”.
This was exactly what Michael wanted to do with his career. Over the next eighteen years Michael further established himself with a solid career as a session guitarist by playing and recording for many Top 10 national and international artists. His playing/ touring experience and recording credits include,House guitarist for the world wide hit TV show The Voice (Australia), Delta Goodrem, Keith Urban, Lionel Richie, Seal, Joel Madden, Marvin Priest (Musical Director), Roachford, Mica Paris, Rahsaan Patterson, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Ricki-Lee, Jessica Mauboy, Brian Macfadden, Deni Hines, Paulini.