Mike C.

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  1. Review by Mark Prentice
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    I’ve been a session musician for nearly 4 decades and have worked with hundreds of clients from all walks and cultures.

    Mike is among the elite. A true creative artist, thoughtful person and a bright light.

    As varied as my career has been, I would have never met Mike but for Soundbetter. We’ve now done dozens of projects and I look forward to each new adventure.

    Thanks, Mike... and thanks, Soundbetter for bringing folks like Mike to my “door”.

    This is really awesome!!

  2. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Love, love, love working on Mikes music!!! We’ve done this for awhile now, made some deep and diverse tracks and formed a spectacular friendship.

    This is what Soundbetter brings to the picnic!! Thanks Mike! You’re the best!!

  3. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    On this project, Mike switched direction 180 degrees! Always keep me on my toes. His instructions were clear and his artistic vision very unique. It was a wonderful creative challenge to play piano on this song. Looking forward to more!

  4. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    Once again, a joy and a thrill to work with Mike! I truly appreciate your artistic trust.

  5. Review by Mark Prentice
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    And the adventure continues to grow and expand. An entirely new direction and a really cool one!!

    Your continued trust in us with your "children" is much appreciated, Mike!!

  6. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Mike continues to evolve and innovate. This has turned into a long and joyful journey. Thanks, Mike, for inviting me to the party, over and over again!!

  7. Review by Mark Prentice
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    And still another musical direction exploration from Mike. Really fun to be on this ride!!

    Thanks, Mike... you're the guy!!

  8. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    I can always count on Mike's music being so melodic and tasteful! Thank you for letting me participate on yet another song.

  9. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Mike continues to advance and impress. Subtle but meaningful production touches on an old favorite. Just beautiful.

    Thanks MIke! It just gets better and better!!

  10. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    Working with Mike is a pleasure, every single time! He gives just enough direction to let you know what he's looking for, and then he gives tons of creative space for you to make it happen. I'm always looking forward to the next time.

  11. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Solo electric guitar wonderfulness on this composition. Mike's palette as a composer is seemingly endless. I'm running out of ways to express how rewarding this continuing relationship is.

    Mike... you're the best!!!

  12. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Huge fun here on yet another diverse musical adventure from the mind of Mike. The creative freedom he allows us (myself and my guitar prodigy son) is epic. Mike's the best, and a stand up guy to boot!

    Thanks for your continued patronage Mike. Love it!

  13. Review by Mark Prentice
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    More ear candy from Mike! A totally creative new take on a song we did together a year ago. Really nice! Thanks, Mike!

  14. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    This was my favorite song of Mike's to date! I've worked on an older version of it a few years ago – and was so happy to get to participate in the most recent version also. Like good wine, it just keeps getting better as it ages.

  15. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    Another one of Mike's excellent songs! Such a fun and funky track, a blast to play on. Thank you very much!

  16. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    I am humbled by Mike continuously including me in his musical journey! He is a wonderful person to work with and a prolific inspired artist, dedicated to his craft.

  17. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    This was a fantastic Santana flavor track from Mike! SO much fun to play B3 on, SUCH outstanding music. Thank you Mike, for allowing me to be a part of the gang!

  18. Review by Mark Prentice
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    And yet another musical twist and turn from Mike!! Just great composition and inspiration, and a fantastic, long term relationship.

    Thanks again and again, Mike, and... very well done!!!

  19. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    Every time I receive a job inquiry from Mike, I get a smile on my face. I know that the music will be awesome, the production will be well executed, and I will have a blast contributing to it. Thank you Mike – for allowing me to take part in your musical journey!

  20. Review by Mark Prentice
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    I'm running out of adjectives!! I'm very grateful for this continuing relationship and it's very rewarding to both experience and contribute to Mike's growing and advancing body of work.

    This is the very best of what the Soundbetter platform brings to the picnic!!

  21. Review by Mark Prentice
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    And once again Mike brings a great project to the table. The adventure continues!

  22. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Another strong track from Mike! Always a new twist and a very wide range of sonic and harmonic influences. And our working relationship and communication have become fine tuned.

    Thanks, Mike! Always a pleasure and an honor to work on your music!! You're the best!

  23. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Thanks Mike, again and again.

    Great music, great communication, great technical preparation, great guy...

    Great...

    More adventures ahead!!!

  24. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Once again, Mike comes to the party with a strong effort and in still another style. I'm running out of things to say... Mike is awesome in every way.

    A truly rewarding experience every time he sends a tune!

    Thanks Mike... You're the shizzle!!!

  25. Review by Mark Prentice
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    The range of Mike's composition and style continues to impress. This tune, while consistent with his larger catalog, takes a very tasty turn into its own unique space.

    Thanks for continuing to invite me to the "party", Mike!!

  26. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Another great song and experience with Mike. My guitar prodigy son and I are having a blast with these!!

    Thanks, Mike

  27. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Mike is like Client Zero in the ultimate Soundbetter Universe. He's the guy we're all hoping to attract.

    Mike is an astute musician, a flawless communicator and a great guy; a true gentleman.

    We've now done many projects together and have grown in our efficiency and understanding. These relationships are another great Soundbetter feature!

    Thanks, Mike, you're a mensch!!

  28. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    Mike is a wonderful client to work with – and such an inspired musician, ever dedicated to his craft! Looking forward to more of his music.

  29. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    Always a pleasure to work with Mike! He leaves a lot of room for creativity and he's such a nice guy, to boot.

  30. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Another great project with Mike. Just the perfect SB client. We went a little deeper production wise this time and the track is smokin'!

    Thanks again, Mike. It's a sincere pleasure to help bring your music to life!!!!

  31. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    I really enjoyed recording piano on yet another track for Mike! The song was beautiful and heartfelt. And Mike is a fantastic client to work with: courteous, patient, considerate, professional. Let's do this again!

  32. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    I participated on Mike's last project about a year and a half ago, enjoyed the process tremendously – so I was thrilled when he reached out about his new project! He is a joy to work with, gives just enough directions but allows plenty of room for creative liberties. Looking forward to more of Mike's songs to sing and/or play on.

  33. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Mike is a beast! Great songs, creative concepts and a total pro throughout. Always a pleasure to work on Mike's music. Looking forward to the next adventure!!

  34. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Starting up another project for Mike with whom I have great chemistry. He's the Artist we all hope for on Soundbetter. His music is advanced and inspiring, his vision is clear but he's willing to entertain other ideas, and his communication skills are unequaled. Keep em coming, Mike. This is off to a spectacular start!! Thanks, again and again!

  35. Review by Mark Prentice
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    I'm thinking that when the guys first imagined this site, the ideal client they modeled it around was Mike. The PERFECT blend of musicality, communication skills, open mindedness and decisiveness. Always a gas to work with Mike!!!

  36. Review by Mark Prentice
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    I really value the relationship Mike and I have formed thru Soundbetter. He's just an awesome artist and a great guy. It's truly a synergistic pursuit and it shows in the constantly evolving nature of the music and production. Thanks Mike!! You're the best!!

  37. Review by Nick Smith
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    Mike was great and easy to work with. Look forward to future collaborations!

  38. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Mike continues to impress on all levels. He's a great guy and a very effective communicator. His music is diverse and sophisticated and always evolving. He welcomes creative input while still being clear and decisive. The perfect Soundbetter client. I always look forward to a project from Mike!!

  39. Review by Andrew Capra
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    I am always looking forward to what Mike has up his sleeve next. Solid music and a true pro.

  40. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Never a dull moment with Mike. He always reaches a little higher, and digs a little deeper. A true joy to help Mike create his musical vision. Thanks again, Mike. You're the best!!

  41. Review by Andrew Capra
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    Mike is a class act who has great vision and instruction, yet allows anyone working with him to add their special touch. It's a great way to collaborate and I can't wait to see what he has next.

  42. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Another great track from Mike! And another rewarding experience recording for him. Awesome!

  43. Review by Chad Martin
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    What else can I say about Mike? Outstanding professional! Thanks again, Mike! A++

  44. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Those of us who get to work with Mike regularly are going to have to have a meeting to invent some new adjectives. Mike is simply the best. The ideal Artist/client. Always a truly collaborative, creative experience with Mike!!!

  45. Review by Mark Prentice
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    And again, Mike brings the "A" game! Great composition, superior communication skills; a total pro in every way. Always the best experience working with Mike! Thanks!

  46. Review by Andrew Capra
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    Mike is top-notch and always a pleasure to work with!

  47. Review by Rhymes with Otis Music
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    Mike is a perfect SoundBetter client: talented, creative, and an absolute pleasure to work with. I always look forward to hearing from him. If he reaches out to you, don't hesitate--just say yes.

  48. Review by Chad Martin
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    Another amazing experience working with Mike! He is the ideal person to work with. So professional, easy going, and a genuine guy. You need to work with this guy! Thanks again, Mike.

  49. Review by Chad Martin
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    Mike is always a pleasure to work with! Another song, and another excellent experience. I cannot recommend Mike enough! Thanks, Mike!

  50. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Another flawless experience with Mike. Truly the ideal client. Musical, interesting, open to input but decisive about his music. And a real gentleman to boot!!

    The adventure continues!!!

  51. Review by Rhymes with Otis Music
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    Another great experience working for Mike. Such a great writer and great guy. Always a pleasure contributing to his stuff!

  52. Review by Rudiger Vocals
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    Mike was great to work with,very Talented

  53. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Mike is simply the best! Talented, musically versatile, always adventurous. And a courteous, decisive, total pro throughout. It should all be like this. Thanks Mike!!

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  54. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Groundhog Day with Mike!! Great tune, great communication, a real stand up guy and a joy to work with him on his music. The Perfect Soundbetter client!!!

  55. Review by Andrew Capra
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    Mike is top-notch! Always happy to work with him.

  56. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    Another lovely song (cool beatlesque flavor this time), another chance to get creative with my parts. So much fun. Thank you for including me again, Mike!

  57. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Again, Mike delivers the perfect Soundbetter experience. Great song, meticulously prepared, open to ideas but decisive and confident about his decisions. I always look forward to hearing from Mike!

  58. Review by Randy Hope-Taylor
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    I've had the pleasure of working on two tracks with Mike and enjoyed both, I also appreciate his feeling and spirit towards your input on his projects, may he be blessed in all does.

  59. Review by Andrew Capra
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    Mike is an absolute pleasure to work with. Professional, communicative and quality work!

  60. Review by Chad Martin
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    Mike is the man! Every project I get to work on with him seems to get better and better. He's consistent, communicates so well, and is an outstanding musician to work with. Thanks again, Mike! Always looking forward to next time.

  61. Review by Kirsten Rea
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    Second time working with Mike, and it was such a pleasure. He makes great music and is a true professional. I'm very lucky to have worked with him and really hope get the chance again soon. Thanks Mike!

  62. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    Another lovely piece. A pleasure to arrange strings on. Thank you Mike, and I'm looking forward to the next time!

  63. Review by Kirsten Rea
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    Mike is such a pro! He writes great songs, is very clear about what he wants but at the same time lets you have creative freedom. He is so quick to respond to any questions and gives great feedback. I am really lucky to have worked with Mike, and I'm super excited to work with him again. Thanks Mike!

  64. Review by Chad Martin
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    Mike is simply outstanding to work with. Every job, every time. It is always a pleasure to work with Mike. Always professional, easy to work with, and trustworthy! Thanks again, Mike!

  65. Review by Rhymes with Otis Music
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    Mike's writing talent is surpassed only by his kindness and how easy he is to work with. I always look forward to his next project, as he's such a pleasure to collaborate with. If you have the chance to work with Mike, don't think twice--just do it! Thanks, Mike.

  66. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    Mike allowed me to be truly creative on this latest song and follow my gut when coming up with piano and string parts. I am so thankful for his trust, as the results were worth it! Thank you very much for the vote of confidence Mike, and it is always a pleasure to work on your music.

  67. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    Mike's music is so versatile – each project a surprise and a new creative challenge. It's fun to get to flex all these different muscles. As always, I am looking forward to the next time!

  68. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Soundbetter is going to need to add more stars so I can give Mike his actual props. Talented, articulate and filled with an almost childlike fascination for music, he's a true gentleman and a joy to work with.

  69. Review by Chad Martin
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    Mike is always a joy to work with. Time and time again, he is professional, reliable, trustworthy, and a genuine nice guy that is passionate about good quality studio work. I am always looking forward to the next project with him. Thanks, Mike!

  70. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Mike is just the consummate songwriter/musician. It's really rewarding to work with him. He's very open to ideas and suggestions, but also very focused and decisive with his music. Always nice to receive an invite from Mike; it means something good is coming my way. Thanks, Mike, for trusting me with your "kids"...

  71. Review by Chuck Sabo - PRO ATTITUDE!
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    Mixing for Mike is a real pleasure!
    He not only sends me a great song, but all the instrumentation is arranged & played to suit one another & the song.
    So I can really just get straight to mixing!
    What a joy!
    Thanks Mike!

  72. Review by Mark Prentice
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    And again, Mike knocks it out of the park!! A real joy to work with !!

  73. Review by Mark Prentice
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    I'm running out of new ways to express how rewarding it is to have Mike as a client... He's an accomplished writer, excited about this process, gives great direction and is a real gentleman. The ideal Soundbetter client!!! Thanks Mike

  74. Review by Chad Martin
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    Mike is outstanding. It is such a privilege and joy to work with him. Not only is he professional and creative, but he is easy-going, kind, and trustworthy. He is the ideal musician, producer, and client to work with. Hands down. Thank you again, Mike! I'm looking forward to next time.

  75. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    On this project, Mike put his trust in me to come up with a rendition of his song from the ground up: piano, vocals, bass & B3 organ. That trust meant a lot to me, and I enjoyed getting to be creative in such a way. Thank you very much, Mike!

  76. Review by Rhymes with Otis Music
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    I love working with Mike. He's not only a great writer and an ideal client, but also a truly kind person. I always look forward to working with him. Thanks for another amazing experience, Mike.

  77. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    Every time I receive a job request from Mike, I get a smile on my face. Just a wonderful client all around. Thank you for letting me add a few keyboard tracks to your song! Looking forward to next time.

  78. Review by Mark Prentice
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    I'm running out of superlatives for Mike. The ideal Soundbetter client. Organized, talented, a great communicator and an open minded but decisive guy. A real pleasure to work with Mike.

  79. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Another letter perfect experience with Mike. He's a very effective and aware communicator and a respectful gentleman throughout. Great tunes and good times!

  80. Review by Chad Martin
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    It is always a pleasure to work with Mike! He is so professional and a great person. I always appreciate the trust he puts in me as a player, and I look forward to the next time we can work together. Thank you, Mike!

  81. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    Prompt, courteous, creative, gives clear direction – what more can a session musician ask for in a client? Thank you very much Mike, and I am looking forward to next time!

  82. Review by Robert L. Smith
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    I always look forward to working with Mike. His writing is great, and he hires excellent players. That combination makes for a beautiful mix experience. Highly recommended!

  83. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Just completed another track for Mike. Great composition and a perfect synergistic working relationship. Mike is the dream client; talented, productive, aware, willing to listen to input but decisive about what's right. A true gentleman with whom it is a real pleasure to create music. Looking forward to the next adventure!

  84. Review by Rhymes with Otis Music
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    Mike couldn't be easier or more enjoyable to work with. A terrific writer and an incredibly nice guy. A perfect SoundBetter client!

  85. Review by Mark Prentice
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    A great experience working with Mike! He's a total pro, communicates extremely well and is a true gentleman. Happy to work for and with Mike anytime!!

  86. Review by Chad Martin
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    I have had nothing but outstanding experiences working with Mike. So professional and so easy to communicate with. I'd be pumped to work with Mike anytime! Highest recommendation!

  87. Review by Chuck Sabo - PRO ATTITUDE!
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    I really look forward to working with Mike. He's such a gentleman, his music is Great, and he wants & values your input!
    Another GREAT thing about Mike is..... you never have to deal with the dreaded Demoeyetis disease, so many writers have these days!!!
    Thank you Mike!

  88. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    Just had another opportunity to work on Mike's music – a beautiful moody instrumental piece this time. Thoroughly enjoyed the project and the communication, always happy to help. Thank you again Mike!

  89. Review by Robert L. Smith
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    Had a great experience working with Mike. Beautiful tune, done right. Always the way to go if you want a truly professional result! Highly recommended.

  90. Review by Chad Martin
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    Mike is fantastic to work with. He is professional, clear, and concise with his ideas and direction. I have thoroughly enjoyed the project and I look forward to working with him again. Highly recommended! A++++

  91. Review by Lydia Salnikova
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    Lovely song, solid production – it was a pleasure to add my string arrangement to the mix! Thank you very much for allowing me to be of help, Mike.

  92. Review by Chuck Sabo - PRO ATTITUDE!
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    I've just finished my first drum track for Mike, and what a joy! He's a nice person, and a real professional! He invites, and reacts to, your input.
    Great song and a Great singer!
    I look forward to his next song!

  93. Review by Rhymes with Otis Music
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    Another fantastic experience recording keys for Mike. Great song, perfect communication, couldn't be easier to work with. Looking forward to more!

  94. Review by Rachel Gavaletz
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    Mike was great to work with. He had great communication throughout, and was very flexible with timing.

  95. Review by Rhymes with Otis Music
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    Mike is a terrific composer and could not have been any easier or more enjoyable to work with. His assignment was very clear, and he trusted my musical discretion in how best to complete it. A perfect SoundBetter artist!