Michael Cohen began writing lyrics while still in High School in Los Angeles in the late '60's. After taking up guitar he started writing his own material, but focused more on blues and ragtime finger-picking. He played in a number of Washington State cover bands in the '70's and early '80s.
In 1988 Michael formed the band Lip Service to perform his newly written original material. Over the next decade Lip Service played at festivals and coffee houses across the Pacific Northwest. Their music could be heard on radio programs in the greater Seattle area, and they appeared on Sandy Bradley's Potluck, broadcast nationwide on NPR. Lip Service recorded two albums of original music, "Love & Romance Game" and "Like Magic" produced at Lion Dog Studio in Seattle.
In 1994 Michael and fellow Lip Service member Liz Sumner moved to New England and settled in Marlborough, NH. They discovered the area's thriving music scene and began performing as Fuzzy Logic. In 2000 they released their first CD Doing The Best I Can. The group has gradually morphed into a septet, that focuses on perfroming Cohen's music. Their CD Almost was released in 2007.
More recently Michael has combined his interests in composing and storytelling into writing musicals. Moon Fever debuted in September 2003 followed by The Neon Coconut (November 2005), a reworked Moon Fever (August 2006) which was nominated for best original musical at the New Hampshire Theater Awards, the score for Mario Cossa's musical Sex Tapes For Seniors (August 2006), Amelia Rules! (December 2007) adapting the popular graphic novel series by Jimmy Gownley, and most recently Transference (May 2008). A filmed version of Amelia Rules is currently being edited.
Michael was music director for Branch River Theater's production of Spoon River Anthology (October 2004). In 2005 he also helped found the cabaret performance group The Neon Coconut Cabaret and is a member of Small Pond Productions, a community theater production company.