A native of Dayton Ohio, Michael Harris has been stunning audiences for years with his world class guitar playing. With over 15 global recordings under his belt, Michael has performed and / or recorded with the likes of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Robert Fripp, Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Lynn Turner, Graham Bonnett, Zakk Wylde, and Vitalij Kuprij among others. Playing on Michael's recordings have been such virtuosic luminaries as drummers Keith Carlock (Sting/Steely Dan/Oz Noy) and Marco Minnemann, keyboardist Bernard Wright (Miles Davis/Marcus Miller/Lenny White), bassists Bunny Brunel (Chick Corea/Herbie Hancock/Wayne Shorter), Adam Nitti, etc. etc. Throughout the 90s, Michael’s Ohio based band, Arch Rival, landed record deals in Europe & Japan for their 3 CDs, largely composed by Michael. Since that time, Michael has continued to display exceptional compositional chops by releasing 7 solo recordings worldwide, and has appeared on many more collaborative recordings, including world renowned keyboard virtuoso, Vitalij Kuprij, who hand picked Michael to be the sole guitarist on his international releases, “Revenge” and “Glacial Inferno”.
Michael’s live band, The Michael Harris Tranz-Fusion (“MHT”) delivers an in your face set of smouldering progressive instrumental and vocal tunes laced with virtuostic musicianship.