Michael James Bauer (was born September 14, 1960) known professionally as Michael James Bauer Singer-Songwriter is a talented Singer-Songwriter. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. Michael James Bauer Singer-Songwriter is one of four children born to Herbert Bauer (1927) and Alice Bauer (1931); Michaels parents are both children of Immigrants from Germany. Michael James Bauer started his musical career as a young boy, learning to play the drums in grade school. Michael James Bauer played the snare drum to “Little Drummer Boy” at the Christmas Midnight Mass both his 7th and 8th grades when he attended Saint Emily’s School in Mount Prospect Illinois.
He also played drums on “We May Never Pass This Way Again” (Seals and Croft) with the school music teacher at his classes’ Graduation event. At the age of 12 Michael James Bauer was recognized as the first “Carrier of the Year” for the Mount Prospect Herald newspaper. In High School Michael James Bauer Singer-Songwriter played at various school functions and began playing with other musicians in different High School Bands. After Graduating from Saint Viators High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Michael James Bauer Singer-Songwriter studied Music Theory, Voice, and Piano in College. Michael James Bauer started playing out professionally in the early 1980’s in a variety of bands from, all Original, Wedding, Rockabilly, Top 40 and Country. Michael James Bauer Singer-Songwriter began to write his own music in his late teens. One of his early bands “Token” played may gigs in the metropolitan Chicago area and was an opener for several National acts. “Token” recorded a self-titled album Token in 1984. Michael James Bauer married his wife Karen in 1985. Michael James Bauer and his wife Karen moved to Mundelein, Illinois.
Mike and Karen have 4 children, Kristina, Lauren, Michelle, and Alex. At the time of this article Michael James Bauer has 8 soon to be 9 Grandchildren. While living in Mundelein Illinois Michael served as President of the Lock Lomond Property Owners Association for 2 years. Loch Lomond is a neighborhood of 600 homes and has a 75-acre lake with 2 beaches. Also, while living in Mundelein, Illinois. Michael James Bauer Coached Soccer for the local AYSO (American Youth Soccer Association) Michael James Bauer also Coached for the MSTA (Mundelein Soccer Travel Association) and was named the first Coach of the year for the MSTA. While living in Illinois Michael James Bauer worked as Body Shop Manager for Joe Mitchell Buick (1978-1981) Keystone Chevrolet (1981-1983) Fields Cadillac (1983-1985) Glenview Auto Body (1985-1997) and Arlington Auto Body (1997-2004). In 2004 Michael James Bauer moved to Naples, Florida to pursue his dream of owning his own business. In Naples Michael James Bauer opened a Collison Repair business named Pineridge Coach Works. The collision repair business is very successful.
Pineridge Coach Works has one of, it not, the best reputation for collision repair in Naples Florida. Some of Michael James Bauer’s professional business achievements are as follows. Past instructor for I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) I-CAR Certified Platinum Repair Technician. Past president of the N.A.P.L.E.S. Group (Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services) Michael James Bauer sold the business in 2021 and is now spending much of his time working on the craft of songwriting. Michael James Bauer Singer-Songwriter can be seen regularly playing various “Open Mic’s” in the Naples, Florida area. Michael routinely travels to Nashville and other destinations to attend songwriting seminars and events.
Michael James Bauer Singer-Songwriter is a member of NSAI the Nashville Songwriters Association International. And was recognized by NSAI as “One to Watch” in February of 2022.