Starting at the beginning
A New Jersey born musician, Mickey learned to play the organ at eight years old. From his early training playing standards and show tunes, his attention was focused on pop music when the Beatles took America by storm. Equipped with a portable organ, he decided to join a local group and play keyboards.
Learning more about music in high school, Mickey completed a music education degree in college. But performance was in his blood. After years playing the local circuit, he joined a 60’s group named Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders. The group became an opening act for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Touring the country for about four months, Mickey returned home to continue performing at local night clubs.
Soon after, Irish music became part of his portfolio. Performing with Richie O’Shea, the Black Velvet Band, Eamonn Ryan and Ian Gallagher, he picked up a substantial amount of music to compliment his American Music repertoire. With the growing need to infuse Irish and American music together, Mickey today performs with Tommy Flynn of the New York Showband and Tommy Clyne. Both performers are well known in Irish circles.
Mickey continues to book his own music performances as well contribute to the performances of his Irish friends. As you listen to the sound samples, note the interesting blend of Irish/American music.
“Music makes everything better !”