Michael Vondracek was born in a small hamlet in Nebraska and began carrying on the family tradition of making music at an early age playing music in his fathers polka band. As he grew he began playing keyboard and sax in a series of rock bands. After all he states “it was the 60s and it was the thing to do”.
Michael continued his musical career playing weekend gigs while earning an undergraduate degree in music majoring in reed instruments with a minor in string bass.
While working with all styles of groups he did everything from playing lead tenor in big bands to playing piano and organ in piano bars, intimate lounge acts and show bands he developed an appreciation for all styles of music. He has worked with national recording artists and has toured with show bands throughout the Midwest and Southern states. As well as performing, Michael has written and published several original compositions for instruments and voice.
Currently working as a multi-keyboardist he brings his knowledge of the instruments of the orchestra to recreate classic riffs and sounds closely evocative of the great bands of history.
Currently Michael makes his home beach side in Ormond by the Sea Florida thus giving him inspiration to cover the vast catalog of the America's Classic group, The Beach Boys.