Mike Farrell - Keys

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In 2016, Michael Farrell joined the rock supergroup Stadium.  He’s had a long and varied performing and recording career as a keyboardist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.  Most recently he completed Sarah MacLachlan’s 2015 ‘Shine On’ tour playing keyboards, guitar, and trumpet.  His other touring engagements include Grammy winner Alanis Morissette, guitar hero Richie Sambora, the British alternative rock legend Morrissey, Macy Gray, Boy George, Vanessa Carlton, Daniel Powter, Five For Fighting, Rita Wilson, Thompson Square, V.V. Brown, and Mariah Carey.  

Other producing and recording partners include Ben Lee, Lenka, Anastacia, Patti LaBelle, Ennio Morricone, 311, Serena Ryder, Jewel, Vanessa Hudgens, Donna Summer, David Hasselhoff, and the Radio City Rockettes.

Michael's TV and film credits include several seasons on the Fox juggernaut ‘American Idol’ and NBC's ’America’s Got Talent’, as well as Fox’s ‘The X Factor’, and ABC’s ‘Dance War’.  Currently he plays keyboards in the house band on the Emmy award winning NBC show ‘Hollywood Game Night’.

Michael composed the music for the Emmy-award winning Comedy Central hit @midnight, starring Chris Hardwick. Recently he also co-scored the Patrick Stewart comedy ‘Blunt Talk’ on Starz and contributed music to the Netflix web series ‘Wet Hot American Summer’. He also debuted his first feature score, ‘Hell Baby’, at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival with Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911!). 

Photo credit:  Tamea