Mike Basa is a local artist that was raised in the Chicago area and currently resides in Waukegan. He was surrounded, growing up, in a musical environment, his mother being a concert pianist. At a very early age, it was a requirement in his household that he and his siblings be classically trained and proficient in piano. After that, Mike went on to learn guitar, bass, and vocals. His musical style leans towards Classic Rock/Pop with influences in R & B and Jazz. In his efforts to learn to speak Spanish, he has been playing Spanish contemporary music to improve his ability in pronunciation and phrasing and to just add more into his repertoire of music. The results are an exciting musical style that is appealing across cultural and generational lines.