Mike Simpson is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, currently employed by the State of Alabama Department of Public Health. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Communication. He performed with the musical group Inner City Vibes, along with his brother Wayne for 8 years as lead and background vocalist, trumpeter, and alternate guitarist and keyboard player. He is a graduate of A. H. Parker High School in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was a member of the famous "Marching Bison's". He served as Band President, Trumpet Section Leader, and Drill Instructor. Mike's musical library includes well over a thousand songs of almost every musical category; however, his favorite style is Funk! His favorite artists include Earth, Wind & Fire, Parliament and Prince. Similar to Prince, Mike not only writes all of his songs, but he also plays all of the instruments and sings all the vocals. As he has stated many times, he loves to jam and thrives on his rhythmic arrangements which continue to build toward the end of each song, leaving you wanting more. Mike is also an author, publishing his first short story (book) entitled "Rainey Days" which is available at amazon.com and airleaf.com and has produced a gospel CD entitled Trust, which will soon be available. Mike serves his church and community as a member of the Deacon Board and is assigned to the Youth Department as Director of Youth Athletics, Youth Basketball Coordinator and Coach. Mike's ultimate goal is to successfully market his music to major labels and mainstream artists in the industry and establish a second career as a song writer, producer or collaborator.