Michael Massey is a musician, speaker, author, composer and producer, who has written or collaborated on over 350 rock, pop, country and instrumental songs as well as the score for the full length, Dracula, Rock Ballet. He's written, performed and produced 5 diverse solo albums including Pop Album of the year 2006 and Unique Albums of the Year 2014 and 2018 at the Madison Area Music Awards. Michael has also won Instrumentalist; Piano at the same awards 2009, 2019 and 2020 as well as numerous ADDY, TELLY and WAVE awards for excellence in original music for advertising. Massey published "More, A Memoir," with an emphasis on a life in music, a descent into acute alcoholism, recovery and life beyond substance abuse, in December of 2022 to critical acclaim, and the self-narrated audiobook production debuted at #1 on Amazon/Audible in the alcoholism category in October of 2023.

Michael launched the speaking component of his 48 year career in the entertainment industry on February 3rd, 2024, hoping that by telling his story, he can help others change their lives for the better.

Musical accomplishments include five solo albums released to critical and popular acclaim. The first is an instrumental piano album, “Be Careful How You Say Pianist”, second, twelve fully produced pop songs in “Attack of the Delicious”, which won Pop Album of the Year 2006 at the Madison Area Music Awards, third, “The Present” which is piano arrangements of traditional Christmas pieces, fourth, the soundtrack to Dracula, A Rock Ballet, recorded live with a 7 piece band at the Overture Center in Madison Wisconsin and garnered Unique Album of the Year honors at the 2014 MAMA’s and most recently, “Naked”, 13 songs stripped to minimal production and the Unique Album of the Year winner at the 2018 MAMA’s.

Three other records, “Rainy River,” a five song EP by Massey, Ripp and Magellan, “Gifted At The Hula” by Americana band, “stoptheclock,” the ten song 2019 release by rock band “Chaser” find Michael intimately involved with production, writing and performing.

 He is performing with chanteuse Francie Phelps, with the dueling piano show, Piano Fondue, solo piano bar, and vocals and keys with the rock band Chaser as well as vocals, keys and guitar for the new show band, "Generation Jones."

While maintaining a busy performance schedule, Michael is also known for his ability to write in virtually any musical genre including scoring, post, long form, theater, radio spots and television commercials. Clients for radio and television commercials include New Balance, Oscar Mayer, United Way, Jones Dairy Farm, Metra Chicago, Badgerland Financial, Summit Credit Union, Mercury Marine, UW Hospital and Clinics, Culver’s and many more.

Other accomplishments include original scores for short films, a score produced with Jack Letourneau for the computer animated feature, “Time, Space” for the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and a score for the University of Michigan Alumni, broadcast at the “Big House” in Ann Arbor. Michael is currently co-writing a sexy musical theatrical production with actor, writer, producer/director Suzan Kurry.

Latest News

Massey releases "The Green Sessions," a new album of songs created 1994-1999.

Jun 10 2024

In the five year period 1994-1999 as a new stay at home dad, Michael Massey spent free moments, many times with a toddler in tow, at Randy's Recording in Cottage Grove WI, writing and recording a series of songs. In 2024, He went in to Paradyme Productions with Jake Johnson and digitally remastered the tapes. Now they are released, many of which have never been heard outside of the inner circle.

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The Green Sessions


Songs created from 1994-1999 at Randy's Recording with Randy Green. All songs were recorded on analog one inch 16 track tape.