Michael built a recording studio 'Soul Planet' in Amsterdam, where he continued to work over the next 15 years with international artists such as Billy Preston, Patti Labelle, Nona Hendryx, Jennifer Holiday, Lisa (daughter of Nina) Simone and many others. He moved to Los Angeles where he worked in the music industry as well as in the film industry.
A very proud moment in his career was when he received a personal letter from Rosa Parks to thank him for his song ‘Dear Rosa’. This song was the first track to be recorded for the Labelle reunion album ‘Back To Now’. Another proud moment was an honorable mentioning in Oprah Winfrey’s ‘O-Magazine’ for the production of the song ‘Black Is The Color’ for Lisa Simone’s album ‘Simone on Simone’.
Currently Michael is performing as pianist/ singer-songwriter. He recorded an EP in the legendary Abbey Road studio and he recorded a second EP with double bass legends Miles Mosley and Jasper Somsen. Michael also writes and produces for pop/rock/soul studio project ‘VI. THE LOVERS’.