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Michael O'Neill: Bio

Michael O'Neill's services as a guitarist and vocalist have been called upon at the highest levels of the music industry for over 30 years.Starting with his first tour of the U.S. and Europe on the Crusaders "Street Life" tour to his ongoing work with George Benson and Natalie Cole,Michael has played on hundreds of recordings,worked on dozens of World tours,recorded 5 solo cd's,made numerous television and video appearances,provided hundreds of titles for background music sources.Working with George Benson since 1981,Michael has appeared on "The Best of Benson Live",George Benson and Al Jarreau cd "Givin it Up",Benson's "Absolute Live"and "Live in Montreux 1986" dvd's and served as an Associate Producer on Benson's most recent cd,"Songs and Stories".Michael has recently entered the arena of television composers as his music can be heard on " The Real Housewives of Miami","The Real Husbands of Hollywood","Pregnant in Heels","Miss Advised","Million Dollar Listing","Brooklyn Big Style","Wicked Tuna",Food Paradise" and a growing list of new productions.With his extensive and varied experiences at the top level of the music industry Michael has a huge pallette of styles and colors to draw from which result in a unique compositional voice.                                                                                                   


                                                  Artists Worked With                                                                                        Barbra Streisand George Benson   Stevie Wonder   Al Jarreau   Natalie Cole   The Crusaders   Rickie Lee Jones   Aretha Franklin   Michael McDonald   Kenny Loggins   John Legend   Joe Sample   Hubert Laws   Ronnie Laws   KD Lang   John Anderson   Dr John   Earth Wind and Fire   Vince Gill   Brad Paisley   Al Green   Ruben Studdard   Gato Barbieri   Sadao Watanabe   Jason Mraz   Michael Buble   Phil Perry   Kirk Whalum   Rick Braun   Boney James   Sheila E.   Marcus Miller   Chaka Khan   Dave Koz   Carl Anderson   John Lee Hooker   Earl Klugh   Eddie Murphy   Manhattan Transfer   Randy Crawford   Bobby Caldwell   Buddy Guy   Ivan Lins   Tonhinho Horta   Donny Osmond   Jaime Cullum   Nancy Wilson   Kenny Lattimore   Roberta Flack   Patti Austin   Robert Mitchum   Richard Elliot   Jonathan Butler   Wayman Tisdale   Gregg Karukas   Freddie Ravel   Arturo Sandoval   The Fowler Brothers   Heather Headley   Wayne Brady   Freda Payne   Robert Randolph   Sarah McLachlan   Arthur Blythe   Gavin DeGraw