The Tom Petty Tribute
Michael Furlong' has been an accomplished performing musician for nearly 30 years as a songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist, and producer of his own original music. As such he holds four international records to his credit. Use It Or Lose It/Atlantic Records in the United States, 1984/85, Head On Rock 'N Roll onRoadrunner Records in England, Europe & Japan, 1984.Breakaway on Music For Nations in England & Europe, 1987/88, and Reign Of Terror on Enigma Records internationally, 1986, all of which had single releases.
As a solo artist he has performed on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand", Showtime, and VH-1.The video for his title track single off of the Atlantic release, "Use It Or Lose It", appeared inregular rotation on MTV and was in hot and medium rotation on over 200 radio stations across the US. Use It Or Lose It" charted in Billboard Magazine with Head On Rock 'N Roll being the #2 import record to England.
He had two singles released in England off of the "Breakaway" record and has appeared in Cream, Hit Parader, Rolling Stone, and Kerrang/England publications.
In 1980 after performing throughout the US, Canada and Alaska he moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where he performed nightclubs and concerts while recording his records in North Shore Oahu. Soon after he signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records then moving back to Sacramento, CA where he was managed by Bruce Cohn, Doobie Brothers & Night Ranger management, and toured to promote his releases.
Home Base: San Francisco