Michael LeClerc

Michael LeClerc

 Temecula, California, USA
SoloPopRock

Michael LeClerc has a very eclectic and unique sound that connects with the listener and makes them an instant fan.
With a Sonicbids Status of Orange representing 50 selections LeClerc is an artist that you do not want to miss.

Biography

Michael LeClerc was born in Chatham Ontario Canada.  He always knew he wanted to become a musician and often caught himself daydreaming at the young age of four, about being on stage entertaining others. "Music was always playing around my house as a child" said LeClerc "I don't know why I just knew that was what I wanted to do."  LeClerc sang in the choir at school starting at the age of eight, received his first guitar at the age of fourteen, joined the highschool band at the age of sixteen, where he had his first expereince singing in front of others, and at eighteen tried out for the school play and landed the lead role which is where he received the only vocal training he has ever had. 

Growing up in a blue collar town, LeClerc has done everything from picking tobacco, working in a factory processing brake shoes (to raise money for college), working in the cornmill, just to name a few.  After receiving his degree in Hospitality & Business Development LeClerc worked in several prestigious hotels in Ireland while pursuing his music career. 

In May of 2007, Canadian Singer Songwriter Michael LeClerc moved to the Cayman Islands.  He started the band, “Smooth Bill” who was invited to open for the multiple Juno Award winning and Canadian Music Hall of Fame band, "The Tragically Hip" in the Cayman Islands,  performing for 3,000 enthusiastic fans. "Smooth Bill" began circulating radio stations online and in the Cayman Islands.  Michael decided to quit all other distractions and focus solely on his music career. In September of 2010, Michael recorded his solo EP at  4th Street Recording Studio, Santa Monica, CA produced by Platinum Producer, Jim Wirt (Incubus, Fiona Apple, Live, Hoobastank) and self released it in the Spring of 2011. It didn’t take long for the single "Radio" to get airplay on many stations throughout the US, Cayman Islands, and Canada. In the summer of 2011, LeClerc and well known Cayman Lead Guitarist Jonathan Ebanks toured the EP for 3 months throughout California. LeClerc has since moved to California and bought a van where he slept for many months while he concentrated on his career. 

Michael is being featured at Wineries up and down the West Coast of California and has been a featured performer in the Renaissance Hotels RLIFE Concert Series featuring the best of emerging Indie artists playing as far north as Vancouver, British Columbia. Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke, and Neon Trees are just a few big names that have also participated in the RLife Live program.

Michael just self Produced along with Platinum Producer Giff Tripp (311) and Pop Producer Eric Johnson (Shytown) his new EP at Studio 2 in North Hollywood, CA. Coming this summer 2015! 

LeClerc has been compared to artists such as James Taylor, David Gray, Jackson Brown, Dave Matthews, John Mayer, and Van Morrison.  His smooth voice and familiar lyrics will keep you coming back for more.



Discography

Recorded and Produced New EP along with Platinum Producer/Engineer Giff Tripp (311) and Pop Producer Eric Johnson (Shytown) at Studio 2, North Hollywood, CA, April 2015

Performed at Summer Twilight Concert Series, Del Mar, CA, September 2013- June 2014

Performed at the Temecula Ballon and Wine Festival, June 2013 

Video Release of New Single "Woman" July 2013 (Youtube)

Recorded Live Session and Video Release of New Single "Change" @ Capricorn Studios, San Diego, CA October 2012 (Youtube)

Indie Castle Radio Online Station playing "Breathe" 2012

Michael LeClerc Music now being played @Supercuts Salon U.S/Canada 2012

KUSI NEWS Morning Show TV Channel 9/Local 51 San Diego, CA (4 min segment promoting new EP "Radio" with live performance)  November 2011

KPRI 102.1FM, San Diego - EP  Single "Radio" April, 2011

Hometown Theaters (Texas) playing new EP "Radio" March, 2011

(Artist of the Month)  for single release "Radio" CKXS 99.1FM (Wallaceburg, Canada) - March, 2011

New EP "Radio" release February, 2011!


New releases Radio, Life and Breathe - KISS 106.1FM (Cayman Islands) Oct 2010

September, 2010 recorded 5 song EP with well known Rock Producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Fiona Apple, Hoobastank) @ 4th Street Recording Studio, Santa Monica, CA

Gypsy Woman and Kaliedoscope Sky - KISS 106.1FM (Cayman Islands) June 2009

May 09, Recorded three new tracks at Hopscotch Studios in Grand Cayman!

Blue Mountain Morning - 96.5FM Cayrock March 2008

You & Me - 96.5FM Cayrock March 2008

Seven Days - Radio Cayman July 2007

 June 07, Recorded first album at 4th Street Studios in Santa Monica, CA

Set List

Shows range between 60-90min

Originals:

All songs from two EP's and new material.

A few covers are added but with original versions of the songs.