Mike Sloane, bass, grew up in Philadelphia. After serving in the Coast Guard he did his undergraduate studies in music at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia under Ellis Marsalis. Mike graduated from West Chester University in West Chester Pennsylvania.
During college Mike took breaks to work for Norwegian Cruise lines and Cunard Cruise lines as a musician traveling extensively throughout the world.
Mike now teaches orchestra in Cottage Grove and Woodbury, MN and is in demand as a bass player throughout the area.