Do you ever wonder why you listen to my songs over and over again?
Because each song has been nurtured into its perfect place and been impeccably arranged and recorded by Michael Gayle.
Michael Gayle is my beloved husband, a guitarist maestro, an arranging genius and an award-winning producer and sound engineer.
Michael’s standard of excellence, his sense of a song and what that song needs to shine and blossom into a exquisite reverberation of sound and his ability to capture that in a recording, is a gift to all of us.
His unwavering belief and encouragement in my songwriting and singing lifts me up when I’ve forgotten what is mine to do, he is the wind beneath my wings.
This is my love story.
28 years ago, I received a phone call from a guy named Michael, who had gotten my name out of the Musician’s Union phone book. His agent had told him he could get him some gigs if he found a female singer who played keyboards and key bass to join his vocals and guitar. He had to call twice, because I was in a 7 piece funk band at the time playing casuals. I had also just had a horrible experience with another guitar player who wanted to replace his girlfriend in his band (it turned out that she wasn’t about to be replaced) and I wasn’t sure if I was ready to jump into another duo. When he did call the second time and I said “Yes.” His response, “Great, there’s an audition tomorrow.”
Little did I know how that one ‘yes’ in my life would be such an amazing gift. We not only got the gig, playing 5 nights a week at the Hyatt Regency in Redondo Beach, but 28 years later I can see the Divine Plan for both of our lives fulfilled in a beautiful woven tapestry of love, music and true partnership.
We we play music together, magic happens.
Michael not only brings out the best in songwriters, vocalist and musicians, he helps boys to become men of high character by coaching them in basketball. He loves basketball almost as much as he loves music.
Self promotion is not in Michael’s game book. I can’t even convince him to put his photo on his Face book page. In fact you can’t read about him anywhere on the web.
I am celebrating him here and will continue to do so wherever I can. He is the sunshine of my life.
Michael began playing guitar at 8, had his first gig at 10. He started recording when he was 10. His father, Stanley Glinksy taught him guitar. He would play rhythm for his Dad’s band on Saturday nights. All 3 of his sisters are singers and songwriters. He recorded his first band ‘Satan’s Jury’ (a psychedelic horn band) in 1968. In the 70s he formed a progressive country rock band called ‘Loose Boots’ and toured TX, Louisiana and Oklahoma. In 1982 he came to LA with his sister and co-writer Davie Gayle for a publish contract with Grandma Baby Production.
He continues to play guitar with his favorite artists in Los Angeles. He also helps singer songwriters bring their songs to life in our studio, Glynn Sound Studios, in La Crescenta, California.
We have recorded over 140 songs together. That is only a portion of his work. Here is a list of some of the great recordings that he has brought into the world.
Here is his Producer/Sound Engineer Discography
Artist – Susan J Paul – Human Factor, Naked Heart, (Remba Records), We Will Remember (GIA), Big Love (RR)
Artist – Avalon – Avalon (Vantage Records)
Artist – Michael Benedict – Skin to Earth (Remba Records)
Artist – Jennifer Russell – One with the One, WORTHY, be, Ho’oponopono Prayer Chant, lie down in that grass, There’s Only Light, The Virtues Songs A-Z, This is Where I Live, Songs from The Adventures of the Little Green Dragon, Together We Can Do Great Things, Aqui es donde yo vivo, Habari Gani, What’s the News? (Remba Kids)
Artist – Vini Contraes – The Umbrella, Kingdom of Conscience (Whitestone Records)
Artist – David P. Murphy – shining in a temporary Sun (Twin Oaks Records)
Artist – David Young – Renaissance, Mystery of Destiny, Deep Spirit, Sacred Love Songs, Happiness, David,(Universe Music)
Artist – Pat Daly – Stanley, the Computer with a Heart:) (Remba Kids)
Artist – Keith Heffner – Cirque Enique , Cirque 2002 (Cirque Productions)
Artist – Davie Gayle – Amber in the Clay (Remba Records)
Artist – Mary Rice Hopkins Get On Board, A Very Mary Christmas (Big Steps for You)
Artist – David Strother – The Desert is Singing (Remba Records)
Artist – Sonny Salsbury – How’s about a Boa ?, Looking for Christmas, Gotta Keep Dancing
Artist – Jami Lula – There’s a Healin’ Going On, Love is My Religion
Artist – Andrea Lane – On Fire for Love