Born in the sixties Michael started to sing and play the guitar in earnest during the early 80s with German based melodic Metal band Mad Max. Three albums on Roadrunner records and numerous tours through Europe with Pretty Maids, Stryper, Yngwie Malmsteen and others manifested his rock veins. At the end of the decade he joined Germany’s hard rock band Bonfire. After successful tours and a live album, Michael teamed up with producer Henry Staroste (Warlock, Doro Pesch) and signed a deal with Warner Music (WEA) with his new band Casanova. Simultaneously he got signed to BMG/UFA and in the midst of the nineties started to work with Shania Twain, Susanna Hoffs (Bangles), the Eels, Jean Beauvoir, Russ Ballard, Ken Tamplin (Kiss) and Belinda Carlisle.
For the past 15 years Michael has focused on song writing, building his studio and producing various Artists from Europe and the US. He has been working closely with Michael Schenker (as a producer and singer on several albums). He is currently working on new projects such as Wolfpakk, Beggar’s Jam and Phantom 5.
Michael is using Kenai models, a Severn and an acoustic Kipawa for the majority of his studio and live work.