Glenn Michael

Glenn Michael

BandAlternativeAcoustic

It's emotional, melodic, soulful acoustic music. Catchy and in your face. A lot more rockin' than most singer/songwriters of today. The live performances are captivating. It would be similar to a male version of KT Tunstall with a tint of Bright Eyes, Josh Rouse or Howie Day.

Biography

Since the beginning of music, there have been certain singer/songwriters with the unique ability to consistently hit you where it hurts while gently tugging at your heartstrings - the genuine singer/songwriters who selflessly bear their souls in their songs. Glenn Michael is one of these elite artists and he is introducing a new style of music with some good ol' fashioned substance behind it. For more than five years, Glenn Michael served as the charismatic frontman for the Los Angeles-based rock band Deepdown. After countless high profile performances on the infamous Sunset Strip and across the greater Southwest, Glenn Michael is branching off on his own to express a more intimate side of the musician. This Glenn Michael is acoustic. He's melodic and soulful and completely inspired. He sings from his heart which he proudly wears on his sleeve and he makes memorable music that can make the hair stand up on your arm. He's powerful, he's polished and he tells it like it is. Make no mistake; Glenn Michael is a man who can move you with his music. But what makes Glenn Michael stand apart from the growing mass of striving singer/songwriters? It all boils down to his eclectic batch of influence. An avid enthusiast of virtually every kind of music, Glenn Michael's signature style reflects elements of every artist he has ever admired. His songs not only encompass the emotional dynamics of acts like the early Counting Crows, they also contain Richard Ashcroft's sense of melody and the acoustic alchemy of Jewel's debut album. Sometimes you can hear hints of Dylan or Jeff Buckley, and sometimes his songs have a similar vibe as buzz artist KT Tunstall, but the one element that remains constant through the root of his material is the pure passion that pours directly from his soul to his songs. And it is this explosion of real emotion that keeps the crowds coming back to his powerful performances. By blending his memorable melodies with easy to relate to lyrics about love and struggle, self-empowerment and addiction, Glenn Michael consistently captivates the crowd at every venue that he plays. To further his growing buzz, Glenn Michael's debut CD entitled Heart On My Sleeve is available on ITUNES, and Glenn is currently recording some fresh new songs for his next release entitled Reflections, that is scheduled to hit the masses in lat November of 07'. 2008 will see Glenn Michael performing in multiple markets across the United States, as well as worldwide.

Lyrics

No One's Perfect

Written By: Glenn Michael

It's been years since i've been this close to anyone
It's been hard for me to breathe even on my own
I'm only human if you give me a chance I could show you
You know I'm better this
This could be better than this I know

Tryin to make it better
After the wounds heal we're left with the scars
And i'm okay with the fact that i'm not perfect
No more perfect than you are
No one's perfect, but here we are
No one's perfect

It's been nice to see your face as much as I do
It's been sweet to hear you breathing when I can't sleep
There's a part of me that's scared to just let go
You know i'm better than this
So much better than this so don't you go

Tryin to make it better
After the wounds heal we're left with the scars
And i'm okay with the fact that i'm not perfect
No more perfect than you are
No one's perfect, but here we are
No one's perfect

Paint my soul
I need more
Give me hope
I want more

Tryin to make it better
After the wounds heal we're left with the scars
And i'm okay with the fact that i'm not perfect
No more perfect than you are
No one's perfect, but here we are
No one's perfect

Highwire

Written By: Glenn Michael

I am here thinkin of you
Thinkin about the right thing to do
Will you be sorry, will you be glad?
Do i make you hapy, do you make you sad?

Cuz i don't wanna be a stranger in your eyes
And i don't even wanna be here saying goodbye
This might be the worst mistake i ever make
I'm walkin' on the highwire leading me to fate

I can't rely on myself
Maybe you deserve somebody else
Will you be sorry, will you have regrets?
Try to remember, or try to forget?
Try to forget

Cuz i don't wanna be a stranger in your eyes
And i don't even wanna be here saying goodbye
This might be the worst mistake i ever make
I'm walkin' on the highwire leading me to fate

I've got to believe in myself this time around

Cuz i don't wanna be a stranger in your eyes
And i don't even wanna be here saying goodbye
This might be the worst mistake i ever make
I'm walkin' on the highwire leading me to fate

Discography

Following in the footsteps of pioneering artist like Bob Dylan and Jeff Buckley, Glenn Michael is pushing the limits of modern folk/rock music with his debut album, aptly titled Heart on My Sleeve. Each song on this twelve-track emotional explosion combines personal and poetic lyrics with a vibrant voice that rings with genuine honesty and conviction. Tracks like “Come Down (Rescue Me)” and “I’ll Be Alright” blend deep lyrics about struggle and addiction into a commercially constructed format ripe with catchy hooks and memorable melodies. Other cuts like the ethereal “Green Fields” show another side of this artist by pairing picturesque lyrics with swirling soundscapes reminiscent of Jeff Buckley. Relatable lyrics about love and loss can also be found on songs like “All We Know” and “I’m Gonna Miss You”, and the spoken word track “Hope” artfully wraps up the record in a bath of eerie guitar and powerful poetry.
Glenn Micheal is currently recording is 2nd full-length CD entitled, Reflections, which is due to hit the streets in November 2007.

Set List

Can play as long as you permit. I normally don't do cover songs, but if you need me to, i could incorporate some into my set. I have a ton of original material that I feel people are drawn to and enjoy.
Usually play one set but can do 2 if needed
A usual set runs for about 45 minutes - 1hr.
this would be a typical set:
This Town
Don't Cry Baby
Falling Snow
I'll Be Alright
No One's Perfect
The Truth is Painful
Highwire
All We Know
I'm Gonna Miss You