Mike is a multi-instrumentalist who performs regularly in the Pittsburgh area as a freelance musician. He headed his own band, The Mike Clancy Quartet, for many years as well as working with Latin jazz/salsa groups such as Latin Impulse and La Moderna. Mike released his debut cd, "Illusions," in 1996 which features 9 of his original jazz compositions. Mike played alto and soprano saxophone, flute and congas on the recording "Illusions."

Over the years, Mike has shared the stage with Johnny Mathis at Heinz Hall and Al Martino at the Mountaineer. He also performed for several Broadway shows that have come to Pittsburgh such as Chicago (Heinz Hall), 42nd Street (The Benedum), and H.M.S. Pinafore (The O'Reilly Theater).

In addition to his Irish music project with Alan Booth, Mike currently plays saxophone, flute, and clarinet with Stick-2-it ( a duo featuring Dave Brosky on Chapman Stick), RML Jazz, and Grammy-nominated Grkmania (a Slovenian polka band).