Thanks to a mom and older sisters with excellent taste in music, Mike Massé was schooled from an early age on the essentials of rock: Beatles, Stones, Who, Clapton. He credits the Beatles with teaching him to sing and play guitar, as he studied their music carefully in his teenage years.
Mike graduated with a music degree (sound recording emphasis), followed by a law degree. As a college student and later as a public defender, Mike kept up with music through local gigs, performing monthly at the Pie Pizzeria in Salt Lake City in 1993, a gig he maintained for over 20 years. In 2008, he began filming his Pie gigs and posting the highlights on his YouTube channel. Six years later, the success of that channel allowed him to quit his job as an attorney, and move his family to Denver to become a full-time musician.
Mike has posted over 100 videos of acoustic covers of classic rock songs on YouTube, many of which were recorded live at the Pie. His channel boasts over 160,000 subscribers and over 50 million views. His acoustic cover of Toto’s “Africa” has over 7 million of those views. Most of those videos feature his friend and bassist, Jeff Hall (who happens to be a prosecutor), or Sterling Cottam, another long-time friend/collaborator and duo partner.
Mike is Denver-based, and performs regularly for public and private events locally and around the world. Mike has performed live as a vocalist with Barry Goudreau and Sib Hashian, former and original members of the band Boston.
Mike can be seen performing at various public and private events around the country and the world, often accompanied by Jeff Hall and/or Sterling Cottam. He also performs locally in the Denver area, both as an acoustic act or with his Denver-based Beatles cover band, Rubber Souls.
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