Michael "Philadelphia Phingers" O'Donnell
I started my
musical inclinations in Philadelphia, Pa. with a transistor radio constantly
playing in my head.
Attended Art school in New York and Baltimore.
I first performed in New York City (where the true avenue of musical understanding and the discipline of the craft was honed) .
I moved to Santa Cruz, California. Played with several illustrious bands: Big River, Pegasus, The Fabulous Feltones (here is where my alias moniker came from, compliments of Matt Shaw and John Cassady) , Whiplash, Ariel 5, Jupp and Highway 9.
Moved to Texas on a lark. Got stuck for several reasons. Decided to settle in and have been here ever since.
For years I sat in with any band that would let me play. Recorded with Jivin' Gene Bourgeois. Got tired just sitting in ( the performance bug bit hard) so I started a band called The Solicitors. After life circumstances crashed that gig, I picked up Bass slots in Cussin' On The Bus and Venus. Did sound and production for Gayle and the Hurricanes.
Now I am back in the game and Still Pissed Off.