Thanks to a mom and older sisters with excellent taste in music, Mike MassÃ© was schooled from an early age on the essentials of rock: Beatles, Stones, Who, Clapton. He credits the Beatles with teaching him to sing and play guitar, as he studied their songs carefully in his teenage years. Mike went on to graduate with a music degree, followed by a law degree. As a college student and eventually an attorney, Mike kept up with music through local gigs. He began performing monthly at the Pie Pizzeria in Salt Lake City in 1993, a gig he maintained for over 20 years.
Mike has posted over 100 videos of acoustic covers of classic rock songs on his YouTube channel, most of which were recorded live at the Pie over the past few years. His channel has over 155,000 subscribers, 48 million views, and his acoustic cover of Toto’s “Africa” (with Jeff Hall) has over 7 million of those views. Most of those videos feature his friend and bassist, Jeff Hall (who happens to be a prosecutor), or his friend Sterling Cottam, another of Mike’s long-time collaborators/duo partners.
After a successful 14-year career as a public defender, Mike is now a full-time musician and has relocated to Colorado with his family. He is excited for this new opportunity to dedicate his time to music.
Mike also has performed live as a vocalist with Barry Goudreau and Sib Hashian, former original members of the band Boston, doing a set of all classic Boston songs–some of the most challenging rock vocals ever recorded. Mike performs regularly for public and private events locally and around the world (with Jeff and/or Sterling whenever possible).