Mike Schadel has music in his blood, (it’s true, we had him tested.) He has been singing since he was a kid in school choirs and community theaters around the Inland Empire, a suburb of Los Angeles. Santa brought him a keyboard when he was 8. He started taking drum lessons at age 10 and taught himself how to sing and drum at the same time. He started his first garage band at age 12 with his best friends from school. He wrote songs infused with poppy melodies and groovy four part harmonies. His early influences included Ben Folds Five, Weezer, The Rentals, and The Beatles. Mike made the move to LA and started playing local clubs all over town, including The Knitting Factory, Universal Bar and Grill, The Good Hurt, Molly Malone's, and Hotel Café. His bands went through many variations, and eventually Mike became a solo act, all the while working tirelessly to perfect the craft of songwriting. His work matured over the years, but still retains the sense of fun and enthusiasm of when he was just starting out. Mike has written 2 solo albums, drawing on his experiences of love, loss, friendship and family for his subject matter. The World Record, The Herbert Bail Orchestra, Eli Bolin, The Center Theater Group, and Joan Rivers are some of the artist he's been lucky enough to work with over the years. Mike also plays in and tours with The Hereafter, a band started by friend and fellow singer/songwriter John Elliot. Yep, Mike has been in the music game a long time. He writes songs, and he wants to share them with you. Will you listen?