has enjoyed playing guitar since a very young age. He
grew up in Hollywood,
Florida. When he was very young,
to play with toy
guitars, pretending he was a rock star. His parents bought him his first guitar when he was about 8 years old,
started actually learning/playing guitar at
the age of nine.
For 6 years, he took lessons at
ASM (Associated Studios of Music) where he learned how to read/write
music and won several trophies
and awards for his talents. Yet, the kind
of things they teach in a classroom
are not always what you hear in real life or on the radio.
was often repetitious and uninteresting, he left ASM and took
some private lessons for a year.
Eventually, Michael decided to
teach himself and that’s where he learned to play by ear and picked
up some sheet music to help him
learn to play many styles of music.
With all of his musical influences, he knew that lead guitar was what he wanted to play and he found
to be the most enjoyable and free.
When Michael was about 15 years
old, he started writing original songs
and competing in competitions of
which he won many awards.
also playing guitar with local bands,
filled in for other band’s missing
members, and recorded demos and
originals in a studio
which is also where Michael learned
how to run the recording equipment
and get the right sound out of recordings.
Michael also played with
a few country bands and later joined
the FCMA in 1998 where he won
“Instrumentalist of the Year” and
the “Band of the Year” awards.
Michael also adds a little bit of the
following instruments into his experience: rhythm guitar, bass guitar, drums &
multi-track recording, which in turn gave him
good experience in overall sound.
Michael learned how to run sound
for other bands
when he was younger and he takes pride in the
complete sound of a song, not just
in his own instrument. He has
also been providing
multi-track recording for singers and other bands in the studio in his home.
Although Michael plays many styles
of music, his heart is in rock because it is challenging, rewarding and gives him the freedom of
being himself. With rock music, he is
able to play loud or soft, happy or
sad, and adds so much feeling into
the lead guitar solos
that he can
make the crowd feel whatever the
song is saying - without speaking a
word. Michael never adds “fluff” to
He puts a lot of thought
into each note he plays and adds
just the right amount of effects to
fit the feeling of each song. Michael
playing music makes him feel
better no matter what mood he is
in and he states, “Music is exciting
and fun and I would like to help
other people to enjoy themselves
and feel the chill of emotions like
do.” When Michael met Linda, he
thought they would be a good
match because Linda adds the
same kind of feeling and emotion into her singing/song-writing as he
does. They immediately began
writing original rock music together
and in December 1999, they moved
up to the Central Florida area to
begin a new band,
“Misstaken.” After performing for several years, and working on
writing their own original music, Michael and Linda got to the point
where performing their own original songs actually felt better; so
they decided to make a jump into an original band only in 2010,
is also when they decided to change the band name to
"iN2wishin" so that the band name more reflected the way
they felt to play original
music and so that people no longer associate them with cover music.
Michael is continuously
learning more about music by reading and learning how to run the
latest equipment out on the
plays lead guitar with the band, iN2wishin, and also
fill-in work, studio work, and guitar lessons. You can
also view his bio
information reflected through his personal bio page: www.iN2wishinband.com/michaellogue.html
Name: (James) Michael Logue
Residence: Central Florida
Lead Guitar, but dabbles in all instruments.
Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Satriani, Michael Jackson,
Journey, Pat Benatar, Eagles, Heart, Skid Row, Evanescence, Def
Leppard, Van Halen, Bon Jovi,
Poison, Motley Crue, David Lee
Roth, Europe, & so many More.
projects & bands: Rocking Horse, Still Country, Missing Link,
Misstaken, Loose Connection, and currently iN2wishin'
most memorable stage performance so far was ...
all things creative, walking in nature, gardening, eating, crafting,
talking with people, writing songs, working on his self-help
collaboration called, "MyHigherSelf,"
graphic art, singing, playing guitar & bass, playing keyboards, playing board
games and other games with friends, acting silly, goofing off,
playing with children, fishing, sports,
projects and making things, building & rebuilding things, all
things psychic/metaphysical/intuition, and giving a positive
influence to children as well as adults. He also enjoys watching
her favorite things on tv, sci-fi's and Comedies... like: all Star
Trek shows/movies, all Stargate shows/movies, All Back to the Future
movies, and Charmed; as well as any Comedies starring Jim
Carrey, Mel Brooks, Richard Prior, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Steve
Martin, Will Farrell, Chris Farley, Kevin James, and many more
actors in movies/shows like: Airplane, Ace Ventura, Night at the
Roxbury, Blazing Saddles, GalaxyQuest, Nutty Professor, King of
Queens, and many more... Michael also adores inspirational movies
like: Celestine Prophecy, Peaceful Warrior, Instinct, What Dreams
May Come, Pay It Forward and Sixth Sense. Michael enjoys the
occasional cartoon, too, like: Scooby Doo and Tom & Jerry,
Scooby Doo, and SpongeBob.