A Michigan native, Vasas currently lives in Lansing and has been making music for more than 15 years. A graduate of Kalamazoo College with a bachelor’s degree in music, Vasas developed a style that cross-pollinates diverse pop music styles through the lens of his classical music education. Vasas holds a master’s degree in music education from Michigan State University and is a public school music teacher.

Music from his LP “Grace Monica” has been featured in theater pieces in Los Angeles. Mike Vasas and The Beasts of Burden, a progressive pop rock group, has performed across the state of Michigan including The Intersection in Grand Rapids, the Royal Oak Music Theater and The Palace of Auburn Hills.  An avid studio musician, his Songs Not By Me had Vasas recording and releasing 365 free covers in 2010. In 2016, Vasas announced the forthcoming release of a trilogy of self-titled records and fans successfully funded a kickstarter campaign for a limited vinyl release of “Mike Vasas III,” the first record in the trilogy.


  1. kostasmailbox@gmail.com

    Hello sir ….
    I came across your cover “Cars and Parties” Edith Frost in the Internet Archive and i think your voice fits perfectly with the song.
    Much better than the original in my opinion.
    I am a music producer my self.
    I was wondering if you can post the voice stems in the Archive.
    So i can make a POP / electronic ….remix for non commercial purposes.

    • Hi! I’m sad to say that I don’t have the original stems. My computer crashed in the early part of this project and I limped through…so for most songs I just have the mixdowns. It would be interesting to hear remixes!

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