"The passion doesn't die. It grows
stronger every day."
Midnite Michael is no stranger to late starts. He was born four days later than expected, late for his first day of kindergarten, and two years removed from college before he started his career as a Systems Engineer.
And at 40, he’s been told that he’s ridiculously behind schedule as far as his foray into music is concerned. Believing success is one determination forward, however, and that self-doubt and the doubts of others are only powerful when you allow them to be, this Florida-born, Alabama-based talent is “still dreaming of gold chains and getting Grammys”, as far-fetched as it may seem to some.
A self-taught pianist and bassist, Midnite Michael’s conversational playing style on both instruments, his 80s-informed production approach, and his deft songwriting and arranging abilities have caught the attention of contemporaries and listeners nationwide.
On his upcoming release Hero (January 2020, Loopdreams), Midnite harnesses a wide-array of sounds and styles to convey a broad-spectrum of emotions and topics, most notably his relationship with his three daughters in the wake of a not-so-distant divorce.
Whether he’s channeling the growl of James Ingram on “Surrender”, embodying the brashness of Prince on “Enemy”, or skating on a beat a la Andre 3000 on “Love”, Hero puts every facet of Midnite Michael’s skillset on full display. Laced with the vulnerability of a concerned father. Infused with the optimism of a new year. Hero is destined to leave listeners eager and excited to find out what Midnite Michael will do next.