Michael grew up loving music and began teaching himself guitar at age 13 after watching his older brothers form a band and having the home stereos filled with Pearl Jam, the Beatles and Dave Matthews Band. It wasn't long until he was writing his own songs and formed a childhood band. He has lived in all parts of the world; from the deserts of Saudi Arabia to the snowy streets of Toronto, Canada. He started his solo project, Carbon City Lights, while finishing his Sound Engineering degree in Toronto. He now lives in California, playing live shows and writing new material.