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about the guy
Michael is best know as co-founding member and lead guitarist of Brooklyn indie rock band stellastarr*, releasing three full length albums (two on RCA Records/BMG Worldwide), and touring extensively all over the globe from 2000-2010. He is actively the guitarist / keyboardist in the Brooklyn indie band Camera2, who's other members hail from bands like Ivy, the Teddybears and Teenage Kicks. In 2010 Michael founded his own music project Piano Belly, with the debut EP coming out in 2013.
He has a weekly DJ gig every Friday at rock club The Bowery Electric in downtown Manhattan, and has guest DJ'd under the name Michael Stellastarr in many bars/clubs around NYC and across the US.
Michael also composes music for short and feature length films, with a recent piece landed in the Lionsgate feature film Enter Nowhere.
In the last few years Michael has also added music producer to his repertoire, co-producing the blistering psych-rock project Proper Dark's full length album (due out in 2013) with producer Darren Morze.
In 2011 & 2012 he was one of the house Lighting Designers at Philadelphia live music venue Union Transfer, working the light shows from everyone from Cursive, SBTRKT, Rob Delaney, Trombone Shorty and the Chris Robinson Brotherhood.