Michael is a professional double bassist and electric bassist with extensive experience performing throughout Australia and New Zealand. He has made multiple appearances at the Melbourne, Wangaratta, Nelson, Tauranga, Christchurch and Queenstown Jazz Festivals, Adelaide Fringe Festival, WOMAD, Port Fairy and Woodford Folk Festival, Christmas in the Park plus national and international tours with Ben Waters, Tim Reis, Bernard Fowler, Kate Vigo and the Underground Orchestra, Australian Idol star Carl Riseley, Flow and Plenty, Pan Francis, roots and country singers Neil Murray.
Michael is also a member of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra bass section and on the faculty of the Ara Music Arts course. He has received the Jerry Wise Young Performers Scholarship, Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist Grant and The Foundation for Young Australians Buzz Grant.
He is an active member of the Ōtautahi music scene performing regularly with Oval Office, Mundi, Sacha Vee, Tiger Moth, The Court Theatre, Showbiz, Ali Harper, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and more.
Michael is also the director of Global Music Teachers, an international music teacher marketing platform supporting 1,000’s of teachers and musicians in the UK, NYC, Melbourne, Sydney and New Zealand.