Michael Hensen (from an Eagles Nest performance)
– ONE OF THE BEST NEW ACOUSTIC AND UKULELE ARTISTS OUT THERE, GO SEE A SHOW!
Music has been much more then pain, its been life.
For me it was a way to connect with the things around me and started me dreaming early on. I loved listening to best of the 80’s tapes, while my mother and father listened current radio hits and mostly 60’s and 70’s music which I also began to listen to and make a part of my musical threads. Bands like the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkle, Rod Stewart and Mowtown’s greatest help to shape the foundation. Even artists like Captain and Tenelle and Led Zepplin all played a part in sculpting my early background.
I remember playing Billy Idol’s – Flesh for Fantasy on my C-64 and couldn’t believe I had an amazing 20 secs of digital audio on my computer. It was just a little after that, that I began diving into a program called Cakewalk by Twelve Tone Systems. From that point I was now hooked on home studio recordings and taking it to new levels.
Over the years I followed a variety of digital recording systems and software only to eventually land on a piece of software that has been a mainstay in my digital audio production efforts. Fruity Loops (Studio), or now what is known as FL Studio 20 was the key to me producing and creating my own full length songs. It eventually became the focus of my digital recording studio in 2004-2005 called Digital One Studios where we created, engineered and mixed Hip Hop, Modern Rock, R&B and even acoustic pop style tunes.
Shortly after in 2010 and 2011 I eventually landed placements with MTV Networks for MTV Cribs episodes. This would be my first real introduction into Television network credits. I felt like I had finally broken the mold and thought I was so close to making it in music. Little did I know, the journey was about to take a turn for a long and tumultuous ride that still to this day contains quite a bit of hardship. Even keeping my practically homeless at times.
MUSIC CLASSIFICATION: Modern Rock music, with inspirational lyrics and some Christian music themes. Touted as Modern Rock for your soul. Sounds like: Maroon 5, Staind, Live, STP, Pearl Jam, Shinedown, OLP, Lifehouse, and Switchfoot.