Ovation Artist, Mike Massé

Mike Massé is an internationally acclaimed, Ovation-sponsored, acoustic artist.  Legends of rock, including Toto, Boston, Sarah McLachlan, Asia, and others have expressed love and gratitude for his renditions of their songs.  Toto cites his cover of “Africa” as their favorite.

Mike initially gained notoriety for his performances posted on his widely viewed YouTube channel, https://youtube.com/mikemasse.  The success of that channel allowed him to quit his day job as a public defender, and move his family to Denver to become a full-time musician.  He can be seen performing at public and private events around the country and the world, including sold-out shows in the U.S. and Europe.

He is a highly regarded acoustic arranger.  His arrangements are praised for their originality, creativity, accuracy and simplicity.  He is careful to remain true to what is beloved about the original recordings, while bringing his own masterful musical flair to each rendition.  He has performed live as a vocalist with former and original members of the band Boston, doing a set of all classic Boston songs, some of the most challenging rock vocals ever recorded.

Mike recently performed an evening of Beatles’ music with his band Rubber Souls, accompanied by the Denver Pops Orchestra.  He appeared in a national television commercial for Google, a tribute to Prince that aired during the 2017 Grammies.  

Interviews/Podcasts

Who is Mike Massé?
An introduction/highlights reel by Shawn Herbert, May, 2017

Gonna Take Some Time: A Conversation with Mike Massé
A short film by Darian Brunetti, May, 2017

Video interview with Mark Waldi, from Arrow 103.5 Salt Lake City, UT

Video interview with Robin Baumgarten
WGN Morning News, Chicago

Video interview with viral video website dumpert.nl
The Sugarfactory, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Podcast interview
The Detroit Cast

Podcast interview
The Detroit Cast

Podcast interview
“Strength Through Struggle” podcast by Mark Goblowsky

Podcast interview
“The RELISHit Show” podcast by MMA Fighter Nikki “Knuckles” Knudsen

Podcast interview
“Six Pixels of Separation” podcast by Mitch Joel

Podcast interview
“A Drink with a Stranger” podcast by Philip McCluskey

In the Media

Huffington Post

boingboing.net

Daily Mail (UK)

Boulder Daily Camera

KSL News (Salt Lake City)

Salt Lake City Weekly

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake Tribune

Journal

Mike’s journal about Noah’s cancer battle
caringbridge.org, begins in July, 2012