By 1987 Michael had been a guitarist/singer in Townsville for the past 5yrs. He is acknowledged as a prominent finger picker and has received numerous awards for his musicianship. He first temed with Ana Christensen in 1983 and they have enjoyed success as a duo throughout their working career.
Michael and Ana have won the duo Section in Charters Towers Country Music Festival for the past 3 years.
Michael was also worked in a folk group in 1987 but continued his interest in country music, playing and singing with Ana and 1987″s grand prize winner Matthew Mullamphy at the Sherton Breakwater Casino.
He formed the folk band Aul’ Grey Whistle.