About the Author Michael Sheahan

Award Winning Author and Singer-Songwriter Michael Sheahan

Michael began his career in music and dance as a very young boy. He won worldwide international competitions playing the violin, accordion, tin whistle, flute, banjo and more. By the time Michael was nine years old he had performed in front of thousands of people in prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NY. Michael also spent several seasons singing professionally with the NY Metropolitan Opera performing in both the Children’s Chorus and as a Soloist performing in Verdi’s “Aida”, and Wagner’s “Lohengrin”

While attending the famed Fiorello H. LaGuardia high school of Music and Art Michael started The Sheahan School of Music And Dance with his sister. They taught seven days a week after school and on weekends. Teaching hundreds of students, many moved on to champion level competitions and turned professional. While studying music and orchestration in college Michael played 1st Violin with The New York Symphony Orchestra. In his third year of college Michael was faced with a dilemma. The economy was very bad and the entertainment business did not continue to open its doors.

Michael felt it was time for a new direction and became a New York City Police Officer. Michael excelled in the department and was highly decorated and promoted to detective within his first seven years. Michael worked in an undercover investigative capacity on some of the biggest cases in NYPD history and retired from the NYPD joint Federal (FBI) task Force. All the while Michael continued in the music entertainment industry performing and writing music for Off Broadway theatre. He has also written many songs recorded by artists in several different genre’s including Folk, Celtic, Country, Classical/Pop Crossover, Pop and Rock. Michael also continues to record his own songs.

Finest Music is Michael’s earliest start up business in the entertainment industry. It currently holds offices in New York and Nashville, and is one of the fastest growing independent entertainment companies. Michael represents publishing catalogues of some of the finest Grammy Award songwriters in the industry. Michael’s reputation has been acknowledged for being able to recognize exceptional talent and he also continues to actively partake in the creation of content (songs, books, scripts, brands). Michael was music supervisor and sponsor to Marooned TV on CBS in Kentucky and Tennessee. He is a major sponsor to the Nashville Film Festival and a Songwriting Mentor for several years at New York’s CMJ Music and Film Festival.

Michael’s book Mr. Holidays Presents The Rooftop Hop was honored with two Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for best “Holiday Book” and “Children’s Book with Music / Theatrical”.

Michael has expanded his entertainment companies opening Finest Worldwide Entertainment, Finest Book Publishing, Fine St. Records, Finest Media, Finest Rights Management, and Finest Fulfillment. With several of the Finest companies working in collaboration Michael’s latest creation is The animated character, “Mr. Holidays.” The brand will launch an entire series of children’s illustrated books accompanied by a sing along CD, and Dance instructional DVD… www.MrHolidaysSongs.com… “Mr. Holidays presents The Roof Top Hop” is to be part of every year’s Christmas marketplace.

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