Neil Currie and Michael Mugrage met three years ago while working on a music project; Neil as investor and Michael as songwriter and producer. As the two got to know each oher, they discovered that they shared a love for similar music styles and became good friends. Although Neil is not a professional musician (he is, in fact, a leading Wall Street analyst), Neil plays in a cover band called "The Avengers" around the Greenwich, CT area at bars and at parties. When the Avengers' bass player moved to Japan, Michael stepped in and became an "Avenger" and their friendship was cemented further.
Being lovers of acoustic music and harmonies, Neil and Michael started a side project, playing as a duet in small venues with an eclectic mix of covers and quickly called themselves "The Bards".
While Michael is an established songwriter, with some of his songs covered by such stars as Smokey Robinson and Chaka Khan, Neil had never written any songs before. However, he was inspired by his experiences with his son Daniel's autism to write music, and asked Michael to help. Together they wrote "Little Miracles", a song written from the perspective of an autistic child, and others followed.
During a three-week period on April 2011 (coincidentally, Autism awareness month), The Bards recorded four songs: "Little Miracles", "Light It Up Blue", "Try and Catch The Wind" and "Watching over Me". These songs will be available shortly as downloads and all profits will be distributed to autism charities.