Mikey is a Fingerstyle Guitar player in the San Francisco Bay Area
Born (1990) and raised on long Island, New York, I currently live in Santa Cruz, California. I started by playing the Violin throughout grade school, and picked up the Electric Guitar on the side at age 13. My High School offered 2 years of music theory, which I took in parallel with playing in the orchestra. I also had the benefit of studying the fundamentals of Classical Guitar for a year with Eric B. Davis, the husband of my High School Violin Teacher, Susan Davis.
After High School, music was put on hold as I pursued an education in Electrical Engineering and while working in industry and I graduated from Stony Brook University in 2015. Around this time, I picked my Classical Guitar back up and began to put together arrangements of some contemporary ballads (Beatles, Stevie Wonder..). While taking a summer to adventure across Europe in 2016, I acquired a knack for adding an upbeat flare to my arrangements (some thanks to fellow finger picker, Tom Dockray).
The straw that broke the Camel’s back was befriending Josh Cohen in early 2018. Sometimes a little encouragement from the right person can go a long way. Since then, I’ve been regularly busking Downtown in Santa Cruz, (sometimes in San Francisco), playing Farmers’ Markets throughout the Bay Area, gigging at cafes, formal receptions/wedding/vineyards.
I’m happy to share my music with anyone who wants to listen, and I’m a firm believer that it’s hard to fail at something when you put your heart into it. Thanks for visiting my page and thanks for listening.