I write, tour and perform under the name ROSEDALE. www.rosedalemusic.net
My name is Mike and I am a workaholic. I started this alternative-rock band in 2004 called Rosedale, and I'm still all about it. I usually put together a team of musicians and travel around north America playing shows and inspiring kids young and old. Sometimes, when I can't assemble a team, I'll do it myself! I love what I do and I'm proud to say that I'm finally able to make it my living.
Music has always been a part of my life. I can still remember getting my first cassette tapes when I was four years old and jumping on beds learning how to sing along and perform to them when nobody was around. My family was very surprised the odd times I'd come out of my shell and sing along to the Weird Al tape word for word in the car. I always wanted to learn to play guitar, but my mom forced me and my brother to learn piano first, to gain a better understanding of music. And I'm glad she did.
Pretty soon I was writing my own songs and I'd convince my friends to get guitars and drums so we could start a band.We'd carry our crappy amps to each others houses or walk down Rosedale ave to the local music store and practice what we wrote on pricey equipment we couldn't afford.
Two EPs later, everyone else in the band grew up and moved on. It seemed obscured to me. I still had this dream! And it grew stronger every day. I wanted to get Rosedale on Warped Tour and turn some heads!
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