About Michael

Michael Tice is a classically trained guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. He is a seasoned session musician and has played clubs, concert halls, festival stages and in orchestra pits on four continents. His repertoire is as expansive as it is eclectic, ranging from purist bluegrass and jazz, to surf, soul, blues and psychobilly. He describes his music as “What would happen if Antônio Jobim, James Brown and Quentin Tarantino had a band.”

Michael’s less-is-more compositions and arrangements are anything but simplistic. His unique guitar and vocal stylings play off of and interplay with each other to “make room for every note to dance,” culminating in a sound that is truly a whole greater than the sum of its parts.

“Music is all about the rhythm. If feet aren’t moving and heads aren’t nodding, what’s the point?”


When not performing or in the recording studio, Michael kicks back with his wife-muse and their cat at their home in the Virginia mountains.