Growing up surrounded by music in his native Cape Breton, Mike studied music as a child; playing the fiddle and attending the St Ann’s Gaelic College, and soaking up the celtic music traditions and songwriting heritage of Atlantic Canada. After finishing university Mike set out to travel, spending nearly a decade trekking around the world. His journeys provided a wealth of writing material, and he honed his performance and composition skills on a variety of stages in Australia, Europe, China and the United States.
“An authentic, golden, raspy voice that sings comfortably over folk-driven rhythmic guitar lines. His personal, nostalgic lyrics are wonderfully descriptive giving his music a relatable and also gorgeously humble tone.” - Spotify Community
Now based in Montreal, Mike has released 2 studio albums, starting in 2014 with an EP enitled Travelin’ Man. This 6-song EP garnered him international reviews, generous airplay and a loyal online audience. Following several years of touring, team-building, showcasing and writing, he followed up with his first full-length album in 2017 Pacific Northwest Bound. The album landed him outstanding reviews, his first international tour, Spotify, editorial playlist placements, radio charting, and substantial festival placements including Montreal Folk Festival, Vancouver Island Music Festival and the 25th Anniversary of RBC Ottawa Bluesfest.