Michael Bradford grew up in Detroit and found he had a deep passion for the electric bass. After playing for local bands before and after school, Michael met guitarist Earl Klugh and the two began playing jazz together. Michael later developed into a well-rounded musician having had the opportunity to work in recording studios, playing alongside a wide variety of artists. Among those Michael recorded with were Anita Baker, Madonna; Kid Rock, Dave Stewart and Ringo Starr. The Gibson 5-string models and Washburn basses are among several of the basses he plays, as both companies custom made several models for Michael including an 8-string bass.