About the artist
He first tried to join the school band in 4th Grade with a clarinet. The teacher wouldn't accept and he had similar problems in athletics. He couldn't get over the hurdles or climb the rope and felt only fatigue and weariness during years K-12. He used to like Rock Music and he got an album, "The Seventh Sojourn" as a gift from one of his parents. His Mother bought him Fender Bandmaster and Billy Harris turned him on to fuzz boxes.
In about 1980, Mr. Andersen started to recover, learning the piano and guitar quickly. At that time, he met Brian Vizzard and Paul Michel at the Canyon Manor in Novato. Brian gave him the right kind of guitar and Paul said his father worked for Capitol Records. The guitars his mother Kathe Turner bought him didn't work. The University of Utah guitar teacher, Tom Baron, didn't have the Rock and Roll guitar sound. His High School friend, Bill Harris, introduced him to Larry Hansen in about 1975 - he was the first acquaintance to sound like a Rocker. In about 1976, Steven R. Urie invited Mike to play guitar with him. Steve had a drum set and a gig at a Cowboy Bar.
Mike sang at two concerts in the Bay Area in the late seventies for Jynx. He studied at the University of Utah from 2004-2008 and met Mark Perry who sounded similar to Eddie Van Halen. At graduation time was told the University had no intention to educate him in music even though this was probably what he was best at. Since 2009 he's been making recordings and has been living in Long Beach, California.
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