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Hey Everybody this is John Michael (my friends called me Mike) when i first started out in the Business my first band was called ALBATROSS with Rick Jungklaus on drums (great drummer by the way) Bill and Ronnie Knight Guitar,Flute and the incredible Pat Olgevie on Guitar and i can't Leave out one of my all time favorite Guitarist Mr Randy Singletary the Grand father of Shred, This is when we Opened for a Band Called LYNYRD SKYNYRD It was Called The Walk for Man Kind concert this was before the Billy Powell days (Keyboards) and WOW they Were Great and just 2 Guitar players Alan Collins and Gary Rossington they really Kicked Ass then.You would of had to have been there, Any way i was just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band at that time from there I went to LYNX with the incredible Mr Bill Pelick on Guitar, Rob Story Guitar,Dave Rogers Bass,Terry Brown Drums , Terry went on and became a Great Singer and a Great front man for a band called TOYS,(good job), We did several dozens shows through out the City. From there came GYPSY REBELS with The Great and Fantastic Mr. Pat Murphy on Guitar, Mike Hartman Guitar, David Brim Bass Guitar and Garro Zorro Drums, Anyway we played shows at a place Called THE OTHER PLACE it was a Large Club in Jacksonville FL in the Arlington area it had gift shops and a barber shop (go figure) and a Pizza Parlor and a Beauty Shop, this is where all the Major Players and Acts came to play and party i might add when they were not on the road or touring, Artist ranged from Bob Seger to Molly Hatchet, 38 Special and so on,we opened for Johnny VanZants Band "Austin Nichols", Johnny is lead singer to SKYNYRD.i i decided that this was when the JOHN MICHAEL PROJECT was to be Born and i had music Running through my head for years and really no way to express it so i decided to brush off the dust from one of my old Guitars and get right back at it, you see you can't quit when you get knocked down you get right back up at lease i do anyway,Then i started writing and recording songs to this day i have written and recorded over 180 songs + to my credit. I've had a great time playing and writing and recording these songs and i thank the Lord for allowing me and i look forward to a long relationship with UAA MUSIC
J M R