The Wandering Cellist (aka Mike Lunapiena) started playing and became obsessed with the cello at age 16. He would fuse this new-found obsession with the passion he had developed years earlier for heavy metal music. This has defined this unorthodox journey he's taken.
In the years that followed, he got some classical training, started playing in rock bands, began composing his own music, began playing in the subways & freelancing in New York City. His journey would take him from popular New York City underground venues to a Progressive Rock Festival in Quebec City, to Steampunk, Sci-Fi & Gaming Conventions in the Northeastern US, and beyond.
His music fuses his classical training with his love of heavy metal, fantasy, film & folk music. Building layers of cello on top of each other, he creates a world simultaneously dark, beautiful, wonderful, fantastic & breathtaking.
The Wandering Cellist currently plays with Eli August, Psyche Corporation, Edensong and The Rose West is preparing to release a solo album called "Ghosts of Greyhame".