BIO: Michael Thurston, Producer/Host

At the tender age of 5, Michael Thurston was hosting weekly television shows from his Paducah, Kentucky living room. To perform for a studio audience (or ‘studiaunce” as he referred to it) requires many things: awesome knowledge of popular song, mastery of various musical instruments and the comedic timing of a seasoned television host.

Sadly for his studiaunce, Michael possessed but one skill -- toe-tapping.

Thankfully, he’s grown since then.

With degrees in Music and Television Production under his belt, Michael has developed more than just his toe-tappin’. He’s continued his passion through numerous acting, television hosting and improv courses.

Upon completing a highly successful 3-year run as producer and host of the popular Jersey City talk show, Speaking OUT!, Michael parlayed his success from the show to a new medium, reaching a greater audience. He was also eager to work on a project that centered on his first love: music. From these desires was born his new online project for musicians, The Simmer.

In Michael’s free time he enjoys studying jazz piano and attending live music performances (where he can still be found tappin’ his toes).

For more information about Michael, check out his personal web site at