As a young boy, Mike was a Beatles fan and played a mean air guitar.In 1969, an 11 year old Mike Kitka found his mother's Yairi classical guitar stashed in a closet, along with a Joan Baez songbook. She received it as a gift and would never learn to play it. He took it out of that closet, learned to play basic folk chords and quickly began improvising and writing songs. A year later, his band Electric Peace which was formed with drummer Mike Zane, had their first gig at the Kensington Hilltop School Carnival. In the late 80's Mike formed another 3 piece band called No Heroes with bassist Barnaby Hazen and drummer Chris Collins. After about a year of rehearsals and some gigs, the band dissolved as it's members went separate ways.

Musically, Mike's been doing his own thing for over 40 years. "I never learned to read music, so I play by ear and memory." He did study with the late Judy Davis, who left an idelible impression on him and his voice.