Mike Daley bio

I've included two bios, one focused on my lecture work and the other on my musical work. If you're using these bios for promotional purposes, feel free to copy and paste the text and edit if necessary.

For lectures:

Dr. Mike Daley holds a Ph.D in music from York University and has taught undergraduate courses at Guelph, McMaster, Waterloo and York Universities as well as acclaimed later-life courses at York, University of Toronto, Ryerson, George Brown, Learning Unlimited in Etobicoke and Later Life Learning in Mississauga. Mike has published scholarly articles on American popular music in international journals and has been invited to speak at academic conferences from Normandy to Nashville. Mike has also toured the U.S. and Canada as a musician with Jeff Healey, the Travellers and others, and has appeared on dozens of recordings as a guitarist and singer. Presently Mike and his wife Jill are leading music-themed tours to New York, Nashville, St. John's and New Orleans.

For musical performances:

Mike Daley is a guitarist and singer based in Toronto. A professional musician for over 30 years, Mike has toured Canada, the United States and England and has recorded extensively in a variety of musical styles. He is a longtime member of Fraser/Daley with bassist Alec Fraser and is also proud to work with a variety of bands around Toronto including the Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation, the Travellers and others. Mike and his wife Jill Daley also play and sing classic pop and jazz standards in a violin/acoustic guitar duo. In past years, Mike contributed guitar and vocals to Jeff Healey's Jazz Wizards, the Killjoys, Justin Rutledge, Simply Saucer and Suzie Vinnick. Mike holds the position of Assistant Music Director at Church of the Redeemer in Toronto.

An extended interview podcast episode about my musical life.

My academic CV