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.