keyboardist, producer, programmer and synthesizer player who went blind at
a young age but developed a keen ear for music. Groups with whom he has worked
include the Checkers-nee-Rumblers, the Eleventh
House, Foreplay, the Jack Bruce Band and the Players Association.
October 1972, Eleventh House opened for Captain Beefheart
at Town Hall in New York,
New York. They played in New Paltz, New
York, on 17th March 1973. One of the songs in their set, “Joyride”,
was penned by Mike. In 1975,
they were the opening act for one Frank Zappa.
which Mike appears include: Introducing the Eleventh House; Larry Coryell & the Eleventh House
at Montreux; Improvisations: Best of
the Vanguard Years and Level One
by Eleventh House; RMI Harmonic
Synthesizer and Keyboard Computer with Carlo Curley and Clark Ferguson;
and, his own Sky Music and Utopia
In addition to
his musical accomplishments, he has also established FIA MIDI-MAG, an
audiocassette magazine created for other blind musicians who also use computers.
Glen Campbell recordings
Southern Nights (Allen Toussaint)