Nominated for Songwriter of the year 8th Annual LA Music Awards
Michael Lord was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA as a recipient of the Chick Corea Jazz Masters Scholarship Award. Upon returning to Los Angeles, Michael signed his first recording deal with Atlantic Records as a member of the band Tattoo Rodeo. The band was signed by industry veterans Jason Flom and Nick Ferrara. In support of the album, the band toured with Bad Company, Damn Yankees and Ted Nugent. Tattoo Rodeo recorded a second album for BMG titled SKIN. The band then went their separate ways. Michael continued on to become a member of the band Royal Slone. The band signed a production deal with Rick Rubin and American Recordings. After too many delays Royal Slone accepted a deal from legendary A&R Veteran, Tom Zutant and made an album for Island/Def Jam with producer Eric Valentine. During the mix stage Michael left the band to pursue a solo career. Royal Slone changed their name to California. After Tom Zutant was fired the band was dropped but the album eventually came out on Rob Kahane’s Trauma Records. To support the album California toured with Stevie Nicks. Currently Michael composes and produces music for television and film.