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Mike Starling

Deep bass grooves, bluesy guitars, funky percussion and the exotic sounds of kalimbas, bodhrans and didgeridoos converge... where the Outback meets the Delta. Mike Starling's cool instrumental grooves have been featured on soundtracks on the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, A&E, MTV, Biography and many more.

Mike got his musical start in the Mississippi River college town of La Crosse, Wisconsin, playing bass in bands like Buzz Butler, the Mall Weirdos and the Joe Price blues trio. These days his main focus is exploring new ways to integrate his music, writing and visual art, and in composing and producing music for soundtracks and other recording projects. Two of his albums (Guitar Moods, Didjeriblue Vol. 1) are available on CD Baby. Click on CD covers below to hear samples.

Mike has also worked as a writer, producer, photographer and session musician on several other artist projects, including the Spirals, Ragani, Hans Mayer, Brett Huus, Bella Brutto, Bean Hoy and the Sons of Distortion. See a complete discography at

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