Mike Gales began his music career playing in Solar Flares, a NY based jazz act. Still in his teens, Mike would end up moving to VA with his family. The subsequent years would find Mike playing guitar with several bands in the Richmond and DC areas. The similarities to this story and others would end there.
Serious craft work began when Mike Gales studied under Mike Hampton. This would lead to playing in a small club one night and on the road with George Clinton and P-Funk the next. Mike would spend many years on the road with P-Funk and it solidified his working musician ethic.
In late ’08, Mike Gales signed to Blunt Logic Records.
2009 had been busy. ‘Feel the Funk’ was released, followed by studio time at Sound of Music, and June gave us another CD – ‘Live Sushi’. The Messenger is available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Zune, Nokia, Amazon and many other download sites.
In 2013 Mike scored the short film ‘The Inevitable’ by Ramona Taylor for Caring Field Films. He also performed with jazz Keyboardist Bernard Wright and Bassist Marcus Miller.
Starting January 2014 Mike embarked on a six week tour of the U.S. in support of the CD ‘Urban Gypsy’.
Beginning August 2015 Mike worked and toured Europe with incredible r&b rapper/vocalist from Paris, Charles X.
In November 2016 Mike began recording a live cd, entitled Raw and Uncut, to be released early 2017.
See For Yourself
Samples From “The Messenger” or listen at bandcamp
9 Yards Purchase at bandcamp
Tearing Up SpaceTime Purchase at bandcamp
Take That Purchase at bandcamp
Singularity Purchase at bandcamp
Soaring Purchase at bandcamp
Main St Purchase at bandcamp
On the Way Purchase at bandcamp
Kancha Purchase at bandcamp
Light Ship Purchase at bandcamp
Far Away Purchase at bandcamp
CanYa Feel It Purchase at bandcamp