In Memory Of

Michael Bahlij

Born 4 June 1958.
Passed away 26 September 2020.
Aged 62 years.

Much loved father of Leah,
and dearly loved friend of Rachel.

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Matt Edwards -

Hello Rachel and Leah. I knew Michael for over 30 years. I too was a piano/vocalist and played a lot as a duo with Michael, mainly at the Lakes Resort Hotel. We had some really great times together and we were good personal friends who helped each other in our ups and downs of life. I am very saddened to hear the news of his death. If I still lived in Adelaide I would certainly be attending his funeral. My deepest sympathy to you both.


Laurel Edwards -

A great musician and a good friend for many years. We had some fun times listening to old 45 records when Matt and I first bought our house. As we now live interstate we hadn't seen Michael for a few years but often talk about the old days in Adelaide. Thoughts are with those who were close to him.


Richard E Phillips -

Such a talented pianist singer performer Lovely bloke last contact with him when he came to see my other band Travis Wellington Hedge so nice to catch up with him on that day fond memories of our playing days at the Lakes piano bar and dining rooms he will be missed and will be remembered cheers Michael my friend ,Rick


Paul Sellick -

I went to Taperoo high school with Michael, and he was an inspirational musical talent for me. His musicianship influenced me, so much so that I too became a professional pianoman/singer, and headed to the Gold Coast to forge a career. I would have loved to have just half of Michael's talent. We caught up a few times in the last few years which was a real joy. If it is not too painful to talk about, can someone let me know what happened as he had not told me was ill. Thank you and my deepest sympathy to all his Family.


Tim Seal -

I met Michael in the late 70’s when he worked for John Martins advertising dept. He was a great mate from all those years gone by, then we recently caught up again about 5 years ago & picked up where we left off. We’ve enjoyed many lunches & catch ups since then Michael was a fantastic talented man who will be sadly missed by all. Condolences to Leah & Rachel. Kind Regards Tim Seal & Family


Rob Darling -

Michael, Matt and I played at the West Lakes Resort Hotel many years ago. Michael and Matt played the Piano Bar and weekday lunches in the Bistro whilst I played the Bistro Friday and Saturday nights. As Piano/Vocalists we were also in a group of other professional Piano/Vocalists who helped each other out. They were really great times with like minded friends and I will always cherish those fun filled days. Michael was a constant source of ideas and was always very proud to be an innovative and accomplished musician. He looked after his family, looked out for his friends and always had a smile and a positive outlook on life. A true gentleman and a good friend. Michael, You are and will be missed. Rob 🎹🎤🎶🎤🎹🎤🎶🎹


Sandra Bahlij -

It is over 40+ years now that I met my husband Eddie (Eugene) and Michael (Mick) life has thrown many curve balls over the years. Losing Baba, Dyjid. Eddie and now you Mick. The last call we had you told me you were doing some work in an Aged Care Centre and the 'oldies' loved your music and sing alongs, told you I was really proud of you doing this I miss many things, however, you cannot turn back time You will be proud of what Leah has done over the last few weeks Such talent that you had rest in peace Mick, I'm sure you are with all the family, love is all around Annette's song and take me home country road (Eddie)