Mike Massé

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Mike Massé
GenresClassic rock, acoustic rock
Occupation(s)Musician, attorney
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, harmonica, stomp pedal
Years active2008 - present

Mike Massé (January 13, 1970) is an American cover artist.

Music[edit]

Massé started performing at the Pie Pizzeria in 1993. In 2008, Massé began to post recordings of these performances onto his YouTube channel. His cover of Toto’s 'Africa', which he made together with bass player Jeff Hall, is his most viewed video. Toto keyboardist Steve Porcaro has described it as his favorite 'Africa' cover.[1]

Through his YouTube channel, Massé was contacted by former members of the band Boston, Barry Goudreau and Sib Hashian, who invited him to perform with them as lead vocalist on several occasions.[2]

Education[edit]

Music[edit]

Mike Massé studied to be a recording engineer at Brigham Young University. During his college years he played in different bands together with Jeff Hall.[3]

Law[edit]

Massé also studied law and after obtaining his degree he worked as a public defender in Salt Lake City.[3]

Personal life[edit]

In July of 2012, Massé's son, Noah, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. Massé posted a cover of the Beatles's 'Let It Be' on his YouTube channel as a fundraiser for Noah's treatment.[4] The Dutch video website Dumpert.nl[5] which had recently featured Massé’s cover of 'Africa', posted his 'Let It Be' cover, which helped propel it to #1 on the iTunes single chart in the Netherlands. [6][7] Massé displayed a green Dumpert sticker on his Martin guitar as a way of saying thank you to Dumpert and his Dutch fans for their support. [8]

References[edit]


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  1. Steve Porcaro has described Massé's and Hall's 'Africa' performance as his "favorite viral cover". Lyndsey Parker (August 7, 2018), "Frightened of this thing that it's become? Toto's Steve Porcaro talks amusing, unexpected 'Africa' phenomenon", Yahoo Music, retrieved on June 15, 2019.
  2. Randy Harward (October 12, 2016), "Massé's Way - A father helps save his son through music", Salt Lake City Weekly, retrieved on June 15, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 David Burger (April 13, 2013), "A night at The Pie watching Mike Massé and Jeff Hall", The Salt Lake Tribune, retrieved on June 28, 2019.
  4. Paul Nelson (July 25, 2012), "Utah man sings to pay for 11-month-old son's cancer treatment", KSL.com, retrieved on June 15, 2019.
  5. The Dutch video website Dumpert.nl posted Massé's covers of Toto's 'Africa' and The Beatles' 'Let is be'.
  6. Cory Lamz (July 26, 2012), "Fairview grad Mike Massé turns to YouTube to raise money for baby’s cancer treatment", Daily Camera, retrieved on June 15, 2019.
  7. "Vader scoort nummer 1-hit voor doodziek zoontje" RTL Nieuws (July 30, 2012).
  8. In this Dutch interview Massé shows his Dumpert sticker (August 22, 2016): "DumpertTV ontmoet coverheld Mike Massé", Dumpert, retrieved on June 15, 2019.