Michael Lee Firkins was created in Omaha, NE. He started playing electric guitar at age 8. His initial solo record premiered in 1990 and he quickly begun to develop a pursuing, both in fandom and with critics. The next calendar year, the sequel was unleashed, Cactus Cruz. In 1992, he was highlighted on the various-artists record, entitled Guitar Fight. He also proved helpful that same calendar year over the Perspective record by Jason Becker. In 2001, Firkins released Decomposition, a assortment of his stylings of several cover music.