Musically trained by the world's best educators, including the world famous Frank Goviani who was not only known for his accomplishments on the accordion, but also his world famous accordion arrangements. Goviani was viewed as one of the top three accordionists in the world. Larry also studied under John Kiley, organist for the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins.
Bisso was the Drum Major of the Woburn High School Marching Band during the years of 1963, 64 and 65 thanks to friend and drummer, Dr. Rev. Ken Weldon, and music teacher Edson Kimball. Kimball also appointed Larry as choir director and organist for Saint Anthony's Church, in Woburn, Ma. A twenty five voice choir which sang Larry's choral arrangements during a visit by the Arch Bishop of Boston, Richard Cardinal Chushing.
Larry is also an alumus of the world famous Berklee College of Music. Larry studied under the great jazz musicians and educators, Phil Wilson. Charlie Mariano, John LaPorta, Ray Santizi, Herb Pomeroy, as well as Boston Pops Drummer, Fred Budda, and TV music writer and composer for the television shows, "The Simpsons" and "Alf", Mr. Alf Clauson.
For many years Bisso was an educator himself teaching at The Burlington Academy of Music, in Burlington, MA, The Wurlitzer Organ Company, The Tewksbury School of Music, Tewksbury, MA, The Eastern School of Music, in Burlington & and later operated his own music school, The Larry Bisso School of Music, in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.
Larry is grateful for the experience of playing with great musicians throughout his musical career. Most notably, close friends Stan Jr Anderson of WWVA fame, Maine legend ... Tony Boffa, and ABC Paramount Recording Artists, August and Deneen, Joe Beddia, Phil Wilson, Bill Byrne who played with Lawrence Welk, Ray Charles & the Merv Griffin band. Larry also opened for many big name acts such as; The Hagger Twins of Hee Haw fame, Freddie (Boom Boom) Cannon, Tiny Tim, MGM recording star Ginny Arnell, Dick & Deedee, Little Peggy March and several others.
The Larry Michaels Show
"New England's Most Talked About Night Club Act" - The Lowell Sun, Lowell, Massachusetts
Larry has appeared in New York, Las Vegas, Chicago, Palm Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, and in the Tampa area of Florida, and of course .... all over New England.
Bisso entertained over 10,000 audiences throughout his career. He worked in radio and TV as well. His two hour live radio show aired on WWNH, a New England Top 40 station, and later hosting a one hour TV show airing on WNEC, The New England Cable Network. Larry wrote, produced, and performed many radio commercials for successful New England businesses as well.
As a side note, Bisso took on the stage name of Larry Michaels. Based on the names of his two sons, Larry & Michael, thus the name; "The Larry Michaels Show".