I was given my first guitar at age 5 which I promptly sat in ending my parents dreams of a prodigy child...

My influences are the guitar greats of Ritchie Blackmore, Uli Jon Roth and Gary Moore.

Never really interested in playing in your typical rock band I mostly played in bands doing original material, that focused my creativity and still serves me well to this day.

I am very fortunate to be a member of Crystal Ball as the music is very challenging and members are like family.

Michael Baran

 

Mike Baran