Michael Massey is a composer, singer, songwriter, pianist, performer, and producer who has written or collaborated on over 300 rock, pop, country, and instrumental songs as well as the score for the full length, Dracula; A Rock Ballet. He has four critically acclaimed albums, including Pop Album of the Year in 2006 and Unique Album of the Year in 2014 at the Madison Area Music Awards. Michael has also won numerous ADDY, TELLY, and WAVE awards for excellence in original music for advertising.
Musical accomplishments include four 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 at the Madison Area Music Awards, third, “The Present” which is eleven piano arrangements of traditional Christmas pieces and two original compositions and most recently, the soundtrack to Dracula, A Rock Ballet, recorded live with a 7 piece band at the Capitol Theater at The Overture Center in Madison, Wisconsin, which garnered Unique Album of the Year honors. A fifth album, 13 songs stripped down to their bare essentials entitled, "Naked" is forthcoming.
Michael can currently be found writing, playing keyboards, guitar and singing in the new wave/rock/classic country band, stoptheclock, who recently released the brand new album, “Gifted At The Hula” and performing around the Midwest with Piano Fondue.
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, Metra Chicago, Jones Dairy Farm, Badgerland Financial, Country Kitchen, UW Hospital, Meriter Hospital, Great Wisconsin Credit Union, American, Michael’s Frozen Custard, Mercury Marine, Culver's and United Way.
Other accomplishments include original scores for John Urban's short film "The Blue Wire" for the Wiskino Film Festival and Denver filmmaker Julie Pearson’s “Terminal Vigilantes.” Co-wrote and co-produced a score with Jack Letourneau for the computer animated feature, "Time, Space" for the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Composed four children’s musicals and is currently co-writing a sexy, musical theatrical production with actor, writer, producer/director Suzan Kurry. Composed an orchestral piece for the University Of Michigan Alumni that was broadcast at the “Big House” in Ann Arbor during Wolverine football games.