Who is Mike Flannigan, the Man behind MRF?

A man that is more than what meets the eye. A musician to the core. He is MRF. However, before you can truly know MRF, I must introduce you to Mike Flannigan, the Man behind MRF, the Artist.

Mike Flanagan is a Performing/Recording Artist, Saxophonist, Pianist, Songwriter/Producer, Composer/Arranger, Music Director and Educator. He has released 2 albums under his artist name MRF; Elevator Music (2010) and Mob Music (2013). His sophomore album, Mob Music, topped the iTunes Jazz Chart U.S. and made Billboard HeatSeekers Chart upon its release on October 22, 2013.

In 2014, MRF received 5 OUTmusic Award nominations, of which he won 2: Humanitarian Songwriter of the Year for “Be Strong LGBT Youth” and Best Spoken Word Performance for “Tender”. “This Love” from Mob Music, vocal ballad co-written with Lisa Bello about her husband and son, was a Top-10 Finalist in the 2014 American Songwriting Competition. Title track “Mob Music” and track 7, “I Just Wanted” saw airplay on UK radio, and “Trying” remains in rotation on over 60 Smooth Jazz Radio stations (Nationally, Internationally & 5 Billboard stations). “What If God Was One Of Us” the only cover on the album, charted at #24 on iTunes top 200 jazz songs.  Most recent single, a cover of “I Can’t Make You Love Me” appeared at #55 iTunes top 200 jazz songs.

Mike is also a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (GRAMMY Awards) and educator for Berklee College of Music in their Faculty Outreach program.  His 3rd project, Yasko Sensei EP will be released in late March 2016. Now, get ready as I take you up close and personal, to the man with the master plan. MRF!


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