Mike’s original music combines rhythmic grooves, magnetic melodies, and memorable lyrics that take the listener in many directions . He uses rock, jazz, funk and folk to create a unique sound that is honest, raw, and real.
Mike describes his music as ………….
”A batter of multiple influences thrown into a musical cookie jar, and depending on the mental appetite at the time, taken back out fully baked to feed famished song enthusiasts everywhere.”
Based in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania this music veteran has been through House bands, 70’s fusion , 80’s new wave, and 90’s grunge, only to escape unscathed and emboldened to move forward .
After taking an early retirement from the phone company in 2010, Mike set out on his musical journey and in 2011 played over 95 shows including opening for Don McLean at Penns Peak and also showcased at the 16th Millenneum Music Conference and the 5th annual Singer Songwriter Cape May.
Mike’s song “Walls of Love ” is also included on the 16th Millenium Music Conference compilation cd
Mike’s alter ego “Sapien Mahaded” mixes poetry, created language, and effects to form an unusual and captivating new edge to the spokenword genre.
Sapien’s spokenword submission “Celebration” won The Big Push Competition on American Idol Underground.
In 2006 Sapien has won almost $10,000 in cash and prizes on online competitions at “American Idol Underground” www.idolunderground.com
Sapien has also held the 1st, 2nd,and 3rd positions on the “Independent Artists Companany’s” charts.
Here’s a link to a video!!