The only son out of four children to a Southern Baptist Preacher, Kenneth Michael was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. He grew up taking piano lessons from his mother, (also the church pianist) learning old patriotic songs, show tunes, and out of date pop choruses. He soon realized he'd rather spend his time playing the blues, jazz, and creating pop melodies that have become influenced by groups such as Maroon 5, Jason Mraz, and Foster The People. Kenneth continued to perform throughout high school, developing his craft for melodic, memorable pop tunes, and afterwards went to major in music at a school in Louisville, Kentucky where he was exposed to a variety of new musicians, and scenes.
After traveling the southern U.S. with a band in Louisville, he made his way back to Flint, where he jumped into a pop-reggae band and played across Michigan. After a span of 4 to 5 years and an album under the band name 'Arcadia' he left to pursue his own style of pop music once again.
With songs that he says "had been stuck in my head for years" Kenneth knew going into the studio was long over-due. After months of hard work, extensive hours, and conveying ideas to backing studio musicians, the long recording sessions had finally ended. After letting lead guitarist, Dan Dameron listen to 'Quit Somehow' and 'Knock Me Down' before the official release, Dan is quoted to have said, "It (the album) is just above everything else that anyone is doing right now" - naturally Dan became the foundation for the live, full band sound.
Now with the backing of fellow touring musicians, Dan Dameron, Jordan Hosler on percussion, and Miguel Rodriguez on bass, Kenneth is spreading his music as well as good times all over the state of Michigan - starting off with his debut album 'The Ups & Downs Of Her' which is a fun, and memorable take on a variety of Pop and Rock.