Micky Torpedo is a Composer/Producer/Performer who has produced, collaborated, and toured with many artists throughout the country. Along with helping other artists and students find their musical voice, he's constantly refining his craft as a composer and songwriter. He creates everything from instrumental, ambient compositions, to rowdy rock and roll with bands like Go Go Torpedo, Evil Zenith, Purple Hell, and others.
His most recent release is Birdsongs, Volume 1 - Sounds of the Mississippi Flyway. This is the first in a series of albums which feature compositions inspired by specific bird species, and 10% of all physical CD sales go to support the Sinnissippi Audubon Society.
Previous to the Birdsongs album, he released a four part series of instrumental albums based on the seasons called the Season Cycles. The most recent of that series was Autumn Cycle, released in 2021.
In 2007, Micky founded Underground Squirrel Studio. Underground Squirrel is a "creative space dedicated to the production, recording, learning, teaching, practice, and composition of music," based in Rockford, IL. This is where you'll find him most days working on various recording projects or teaching music.
In 2014, Micky founded Black Squirrel Underground, a small record label and publishing company, based in Rockford, IL. This label was created as an avenue to release his own music, but also to help other original artists create and share their music with the world.
Formerly an adjunct Professor of Music and Audio Engineering for Rock Valley College in Rockford, IL, Micky holds A.A. and B.A. Degrees in Music. He is a graduate from Northern Illinois University Music Program, and is President and Co-Founder of Rock and Roll Institute NFP, a 501C3 nonprofit music camp for kids and adults.
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