Name: Michael Popland
Occupation: Branch Manager of 3rd party inspection company
How long have you attended FLC? About 3 months
Group(s) you play with and instruments you play in them: Joyful Noise – Classical and steel string acoustic guitar.
Short biography about your life:
Born in Manchester, UK. I started playing guitar at the age of 15 when my father taught me the first few chords. After the first year I progressed to teach myself until I was proficient enough to perform in a small rock band. From the demo CD we created I got a recurring gig at a Italian pizzeria performing classical/flamenco guitar mixed with modern requests, a job I held on for 5 years. During that time, I left home to study chemical physics at the university of Glasgow, Scotland. In the third year of study I met my now wife who was visiting a mutual friend at the same school. We began a long-distance relationship and after 3.5 years of traveling back and forwards I left the UK to marry her and live in Texas. After one year of living in Lufkin, Tx I found a job as a laboratory supervisor in a chemical lab in Texas City. We moved to Galveston and after 4 years had our son Simon. One night I had a request from my next-door neighbor to come play guitar with a group called Joyful Noise. Gladly taking the request, I am now a member of that same group performing as needed and enjoying the company of very talented likeminded musicians.
Name one thing you have always wanted to do (travel, learn, do, etc.): I have always wanted to visit Yosemite park and climb half dome.
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