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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 in the fuzzy psych rock band Proper Dark. He's been a constant member in the Brooklyn indie electronic band Camera2 since 2012, who's other members hail from bands like Ivy and the Teddybears. In 2010 Michael founded his own music project Piano Belly.
He has a weekly DJ gig every weekend at the East Village lounge Dream Baby in downtown Manhattan, and has guest DJ'd under the name Michael Stellastarr in many bars/clubs around NYC and across the US.
In 2015 started working live sound for avant-garde cabaret acts like Carol Lipnik and David Cale.
Michael also composes music for feature films such as Before I Disappear (2014), and Enter Nowhere (2011), as well as a number of short films. Check out his IMDB page.
In the last few years Michael has also added music producer to his repertoire, co-producing Proper Dark's blistering psych-rock full length album (due out in summer 2018) 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.