Michael O'Neill's services as a guitarist and vocalist have been called upon at the highest levels of the music industry for over 30 years.
Starting with his first tour of the U.S. and Europe on the Crusaders "Street Life" tour to his ongoing work with George Benson and Natalie Cole, Michael has played on hundreds of recordings, worked on dozens of World tours, recorded 5 solo cd's, made numerous television and video appearances, provided hundreds of titles for background music sources.
Working with George Benson since 1981,Michael has appeared on "The Best of Benson Live", George Benson and Al Jarreau cd "Givin' it Up",Benson's "Absolute Live" and "Live in Montreux 1986" dvd's and served as an Associate Producer on Benson's most recent cd,"Songs and Stories".
Michael has recently entered the arena of television composers as his music can be heard on " The Real Housewives of Miami," "The Real Husbands of Hollywood," "Pregnant in Heels," "Miss Advised," "Million Dollar Listing," "Brooklyn Big Style," "Wicked Tuna," Food Paradise" and a growing list of new productions.
With his extensive and varied experiences at the top level of the music industry Michael has a huge palette of styles and colors to draw from which result in a unique compositional voice.
Artists Worked With:
George Benson Stevie Wonder Al Jarreau Natalie Cole The Crusaders Rickie Lee Jones Aretha Franklin Michael McDonald Kenny Loggins John Legend Joe Sample Hubert Laws Ronnie Laws KD Lang John Anderson Dr John Earth Wind and Fire Vince Gill Brad Paisley Al Green Ruben Studdard Gato Barbieri Sadao Watanabe Jason Mraz Michael Buble Phil Perry Kirk Whalum Rick Braun Boney James Sheila E. Marcus Miller Chaka Khan Dave Koz Carl Anderson John Lee Hooker Earl Klugh Eddie Murphy Manhattan Transfer Randy Crawford Bobby Caldwell Buddy Guy Ivan Lins Tonhinho Horta Donny Osmond Jaime Cullum Nancy Wilson Kenny Lattimore Roberta Flack Patti Austin Robert Mitchum Richard Elliot Jonathan Butler Wayman Tisdale Gregg Karukas Freddie Ravel Arturo Sandoval The Fowler Brothers Heather Headley Wayne Brady Freda Payne Robert Randolph Sarah McLachlan Arthur Blythe Gavin DeGraw