Michael has several recordings on iTunes with his band “The Mallet Band” and is featured on several movie sound tracks and commercial jingles. He has way too much fun performing the music he loves, and is always amazed he makes a living doing it.
Michael is one of the handiest, most versatile musicians in the Bay Area. He leads several bands ranging from a jazz trio to big band, from electronica to country. He teaches vocal improvisation, music theory, and the business of music. He co-owns and runs Hatfield & Walker, a sound, lighting, av and backline business and finds time to cultivate a sweet life with his wife, Valerie, and three kids. “At any moment, you are never more than a half step away from a right note.” That’s his point, and for him it’s true.