NATIVE NEW YORKER MICHAEL VISCEGLIA GOT HIS PROFESSIONAL START TOURING WITH WELSH ROCKER, AND VELVET UNDERGROUND ALUMNUS, JOHN CALE. SINCE THEN HE HAS RECORDED AND/OR PERFORMED WITH ARTISTS AS DIVERSE AS: JACKSON BROWNE, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, AVRIL LAVIGNE, JONATHA BROOKE, JORMA KAUKONEN, PHOEBE SNOW, DAR WILLIAMS, CYNDI LAUPER, BETTE MIDLER, AND CHRISTOPHER CROSS.
SINCE 1985, MR. VISCEGLIA HAS BEEN, AND CONTINUES TO BE THE PRIMARY BASSIST FOR THE ICONIC SONGSTRESS SUZANNE VEGA, AND PLAYED ON HER BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM “SOLITUDE STANDING,” WHICH FEATURED THE GRAMMY-NOMINATED SONG “LUKA.”
FROM 2013 TO EARLY 2018, HE WAS THE ORCHESTRA BASSIST FOR THE MULTI-TONY AND GRAMMY-WINNING BROADWAY SHOW, “KINKY BOOTS,” AND MOST RECENTLY, THE JIMMY BUFFET INSPIRED BROADWAY SHOW, “ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE.”
MICHAEL IS ALSO A PUBLISHED AUTHOR, HAVING PENNED A BOOK OF STORIES AND MUSICIAN INTERVIEWS TITLED “A VIEW FROM THE SIDE” (WIZDOM MEDIA), AS WELL AS SEVERAL ARTICLES FOR MUSIC MAGAZINES, AND A BASS PERFORMANCE CURRICULUM FOR “THE MUSICIAN’S INSTITUTE,” IN LOS ANGELES.
HE IS CURRENTLY A MANHATTAN, NY RESIDENT.
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