Band to Join, Vocalist - Soprano, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Flute, Other, Fiddle, Vocalist - Alto, Upright bass.


My name is Michael Gonzalez and I'm a full time musician, performer, composer, teacher, and promoter. I average around 200 shows a year as a solo performer or with a one of my music groups. As the founder and director of Finger Lakes Independent Music Association I also curate and promote a variety of live music events. In addition I am owner/lead instructor at Ostaga Music School. "Stargroove" is my handle on all social media, so I'm easy to connect with. It's also my website name. You can also write to M [at] stargroove [dotcom].

Screen name:
Member since:
Nov 07 2006
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Not much is off-limits. I'm interested in most genres (or styles). I'm generally in favor of writing a song instead of learning a cover song...but covers have their place (where arranging and orchestration can reign).

I'm looking for new music opportunities as a side-player, collaborator, or session musician. Please get in touch if you're looking to work with an experienced musician with taste and patience.

I am also looking for new musicians to work with my various groups. My current active projects are...

Michael George Gonzalez: Solo Acoustic Show
Needs: Guest vocalists, string players, or horns for unique duo/trio options.

WhorlWood: acoustic guitar + mandolin + string bass
(songwriter, folk, jazz, roots, soul, blues, and rock)
Needs: Seeking a dedicated percussionist. Occasional substitute string bass player.

Stargroove: electric guitar + bass + drums
(elastic power trio, funk, rock, soul, reggae, jazz, improv)
Needs: Occasional substitute drummers and bass guitar players.

Gonztet: jazz guitar + horn(s) + string bass + drums
(dynamic combo, jazz, latin, soul, funk)
Needs: Dedicated horn players and female singer.

Sol-Phi (Coming in 2019): female vocals + keys + guitar + string bass + drums
(soul, funk, r&b, jazz, songwriter)
Needs: Dedicated female singer and keys.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:
Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Background Singer:
Steel guitar:
Other Percussion:
Bass Guitar:


What I can provide:
- Vocals Male Tenor (lead or harmony, arranging)
- Acoustic Guitar (lead, rhythm, fingerstyle, arranging)
- Electric Guitar (lead, rhythm, arranging)
- Ukulele (lead, rhythm, arranging)
- Mandolin (lead, rhythm)
- Bass Guitar
- Songwriter (lyrics, melody, and/or chord progressions)
- Collaborator (co-writing, arranging, part-writing)
- Composer (song development, arranging, and orchestrations)
- Session Player (one-off gigs or recording sessions)
- Producer (consultation for live performance or recording sessions)
- Live Sound (quality sound system and experienced in mixing a balanced sound)
- Artist Management/Development (work with me as your music mentor)
- Private Music Lessons