Born and raised on the island of O’ahu in Hawai’i Mike Love is first and foremost a father, a husband and a son. A vegan and spiritual person, but not religious. Music has been an integral part of Mike's existence since before he can remember. "I can always remember singing, just singing wherever and whenever, no matter how bad I sounded, I just always loved to sing. I played a few different instruments and finally settled down on the guitar at around 16. Soon after, I started writing songs... I wrote at least 50 before I actually produced one I was proud of."
His main musical influence came from family and friends. Without formal musical training (aside some piano lessons when he was young), Mike learned from listening and watching. Having worked with many talented musicians, he credits most of the skill and style developed to their musical contributions. "I feel so lucky to have been raised in a musical family, growing up watching my Dad and Grandpa write songs, it really had a big impact on me. I watched people I knew around me making incredible music, and it amazed me. I thought to myself “I can do that!” Seeing them do it before my very eyes somehow made it tangible and possible. So here I am, doing my best to fulfill my dreams of being a professional musician."
And with "The Change I'm Seeking," it is clear that he has done exactly that. Combing genres with beautiful vocal harmonies, an array of instruments and a unique structure to his songs that are beyond the grasp of many, Mike Love is proving to be a pivotal figure in the advancement of music.
Mike Love has shared the stage with many artists: Groundation, Steel Pulse, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson and many, many more. He has also collaborated with Paula Fuga, Jah Gumby of Father Psalms Studios, Bambu Station, Ooklah the Moc, John Cruz, Tavana and many others.
Over the past few years his fan base has grown immensely, gaining the attention and support of music lovers and musicians, around the world. "I feel that my fans have driven me to work harder than ever, musically. I have crafted a live show that continuously draws in new fans and keeps the old ones coming back again and again."
PRAISE FOR MIKE LOVE
"Mike Love is one of the most talented musicians I've ever played with. On his new album, 'The Change I'm Seeking,' that talent is obvious in his captivating songwriting and soulful performances. I'm thankful that he is sharing these beautiful songs with all of us."
- Jack Johnson
"The Change I'm Seeking is sure to be one of the best debut albums to come out of the Aloha state.
Mike Love's music is a beacon of conscious light, cutting though the darkness of these calamitous times. His debut album will surely help to bring the change, we are all seeking, inspiring us to love one another, forgive each other and heal ourselves and our beautiful planet!
Mike Love's debut album is what musical history is made of, you want to be a part of this!"
- Paula Fuga
"I listened to "The Change I'm Seeking" over and over. It gets better every time I hear it. It's technically so complex and the message is simple and heartfelt, treat every one with love and respect, live for love and be yourself! I love that Mike gives full commitment and feeling to every note he plays and sings. Mike Love's music is so inspiring, I hope that everyone gets to hear it!"
- Pepe Romero Jr. (world renowned master guitar luthier):