Producer, Musician, Artist
Kori Michael stands as a trailblazing force in the world of music—a visionary musician, singer, and songwriter whose innovative prowess has left an indelible mark. With over 25 years of musical mastery, Kori has seamlessly blended composition, arrangement, and production across various groups, showcasing his unparalleled talent.
From the tender age of 7, Kori embarked on his musical journey, guided by his father, Daniel Cira, mastering the guitar and gracing church coffee house events by the age of 12. High school saw Kori honing his skills under the tutelage of Don Lutzy, a Berklee School of Music graduate, performing in jazz ensembles and captivating audiences in jazz clubs by 17.
Kori's musical evolution took a serious turn with the formation of Ariel, a band that etched its mark in the renowned Arabellum studio. Post-Ariel, the stage was set for E Xpress, where Kori's musical repertoire spanned covers, originals, and live performances across the Capital Region. A pivotal moment in Kori's journey occurred at 22 when he embraced Jesus as his savior, steering his focus exclusively towards worship music.
The zenith of Kori's personal success materialized with the creation of Revealer, an outreach ministry emanating from his church, Light of the World. The band graced countless concerts, including renowned music festivals like Kingdom Bound and Glory Fest, and opened for notable artists like Rick Cua, Margret Becker, Second Chapter of Acts, and the News Boys.
In 1995, Revealer recorded their groundbreaking CD, "No Distance." A pivotal moment presented itself at Conway Twitty's Auditorium in Nashville, TN, where Kori turned down three recording contracts, driven by a commitment to family and publishing rights. Undeterred, Kori and Revealer continued their musical journey.
As the principal songwriter for Revealer, Kori's catalog of God-centered music has grown substantially, transcending genres over 25 years. Today, he collaborates with Touch Music Group, channeling divine inspiration into new musical creations. Kori and Danny Cira are now completing the journey that God has guided thier steps to do, they are pulling more than 20 of the songs that were created and never fully released, and remastering them all to release them with Touch Music Group.
In Kori's own words, "Music has always been a built-in passion for me and remains one of my God-given strengths."