Michael Anthony Mangaroo, is a 40-year old multi-genre guitarist, local to Flagler county since 2007. Born in Miami, Florida, Michael began playing the guitar at the age of six years old. Early on in his musical journey, he was greatly influenced by the rock virtuosos of the 80's. Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Phil Keaggy, to name a few.
Currently, his influences are broadly dispersed comprising of blues, jazz, funk, Latin, etc. Michael sincerely believes that his musical training is one of an ongoing nature. He has trained with various teachers including Randall Dollahon (University of Miami), and Barry Greene (Univerity of North Florida). He has been a live performer since the age of 11, and has played in various genres.
Michael released his first instrumental EP in 2002, entitled "Eclectic Visions". Currently, he is in the studio working on his second EP planned to be released late 2016. Michael is booked regularly locally, and non-locally, for jazz, blues soul, rock, wedding events, and studio sessions. He also teaches privately and has done so for over the past 20 years.