Michael is working with the Hawaii based rock band Executive Order. He has been contracted to Produce the debut release of the group. He has also been cowriting with the groups' principal songwriter, lead singer Joseph Olson on several of the tracks. The album will feature 10 full-length original songs by the group and Michael is extremely pleased with the results so far.
"I have had an incredible time writing and preparing the band for the studio. The material is quite unique and fresh. I know people hear that kind of comment all the time, but this band is the real deal" said Michael in a recent Q & A.
He believes strongly that the material will strike a fresh and unique chord among listeners.
" This band has a strong rock-based foundational sound but has a heavy funk (think James Brown/Motown vibe) flavor bringing back the era of amazing melodies, harmony, and stacked vocals. The songs cover a wide range of influences, from Motown to 70's-80's to Seattle and Modern Rock and Pop. Great detail and care have gone into thoughtful lyrics, melodies, and arrangements. Overall, the music is high energy fun and fully charged to explode! I am very excited to be a part of this and consider it quite an honor to be asked to produce this release. It is a huge responsibility and I am grateful for the trust the band and record company have placed in me. It's simply gonna kill!"
Executive Order debut release "Wicked" is scheduled to be released by the end of the year.