Michael Noche is a California native. He started playing guitar at the age of 12, experimenting with classical music, tunes from the 40s and 50s, and Beatles tunes. He began his music career as guitarist/vocalist for Soul/R & B band, “After Six.” They gigged in different venues in southern California. He broke in his jazz chops with jazz bands, “Jazz Test Center” and “Brass Ring.” As a versatile musician, he has also performed popular music with pop band, “At Random” and soul/Latin band “Soulamente.” While Mike lived in Wyoming, he performed with “Black, White, Blues Band” in the northern Colorado area. Upon his move to the Sacramento area, he sat in with jazz band, “Smooth Groove.” He later joined the powerhouse band, “Love Train” as lead vocalist and lead/rhythm guitarist for almost 4 years. Audiences were wowed by their high-energy performances in Lake Tahoe, Reno and the greater Sacramento area. Mike has also performed with Sacramento bands “Clean Slate” and the “Rhythm Club Band.”
Michael Noche recently joined “Equinox” where he hopes to expand his jazz talents, covering Jeff Lorber Fusion, Spyro Gyra and the Crusaders. He continues to make guest appearances with local band, “Essex.” He has toured the world twice as a guitarist for the United States Air Force Tops in Blue. His Tops in Blue tour accumulated over 200 performances in 18 months, covering over 30 countries.