Composer and songwriter, Michael Floreale, has enjoyed a professional music career spanning over three decades. A native of the UK, Michael began his career as co-founder of Manchester band, When In Rome. He co-wrote and arranged all the songs on the bands first album. It went on to sell over a million copies and the hit song from the album, “The Promise”, went to Number One on the Billboard Dance Chart, peaking at Number 10 on the Main Chart. The interest and popularity of the song “The Promise” has grown over the years and has been featured in movies and mainstream TV, most notably, Napoleon Dynamite, Grandfathered, and The Goldbergs. Grammy award winning country artist, Sturgill Simpson, recently covered the song and it is featured on his hit album “Metamodern Sounds In Country Music”.
In 1992, Michael moved to Dallas, Texas and also began composing music for TV and film. His work in commercial music earned him many awards including Gold and Silver Telly Awards and an Emmy for five songs he composed for ABC affiliate, WFAA.
His music can be heard today all over the world having written for Netflix, Showtime, HBO, CNN, Exxon and many others.
In 2006, Michael had an opportunity to reform When In Rome, recruiting a new singer, Johnny Ceravolo. The band went on to tour successfully throughout the US with Devo, A Flock Of Seagulls, Information Society, Pyschedelic Furs to name a few.
Michael and Johnny then spent over three years writing and producing a new album “When In Rome11”. It was mixed in LA with producer, Warren Huart (The Fray, Aerosmith).
Today, Michael continues with his passion for music, writing and working with emerging bands and singers, composing music and touring with When In Rome 11.