Being from Dún Laoghaire, Dublin Ireland, he has been singing Irish music since he was a little boy. Currently, he is part of three Celtic groups The Bog, Bog Iron and Paddy's Murphy:
Founded on March 17th, St. Patrick's Day, 2008, BOG IRON, played its first performance at Monterey Live, Montery and was instantly a crowd favorite. Its sound is CELTIC HARD ROCK mixed in with TRADITIONAL CELTIC, METAL AND PUNK for your technology-enraptured souls, featuring; Patrick Golden, Peter Sheehan, Keith Wieland, Keith Graves and David Burners. BOG IRON celabrated 10 years of playing Celtic music on St. Patrick's Day, 2018, at The Sand Bar in Capitola.
John Michael (vocals/guitar), Patrick Golden (guitar/vocals/banjo). THE BOG is the stripped down acoustic version of Celtic hard rock band BOG IRON.
Founded on January 1, 2009, is another John Michael Celtic Rock group, which is less heavier than Bog Iron but can rock as hard as Bog Iron. Features: Keith Graves and David Burners and has shared the stage with Celtic groups such as, Young Dubliners, Bad Haggis, 1916 and Banshee in the Kitchen