Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

 Calgary, Alberta, CAN
BandFolkPop

A high energy, uptempo blend of acoustic soul folk pop. Radio and live friendly songs about love, that leave crowds dancing and having fun.

Biography

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald (MBF) is a twenty two year old singer/songwriter from Calgary, Alberta. He plays an upbeat blend of acoustic soul folk pop. With influences ranging from Marvin Gaye to Damien Rice, his music is evident of many varying influences. The songs detail love in all of its forms, and the music at times is infectious. Backed by many wonderful musicians, the live set is always danceable, and always a lot of fun.

In the past year Michael has opened for Jully Black, The Wallflowers, Stars and Hedley. He also won the most promising songwriter award in the 2008 Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting Competition, earning him a performance spot in the festival. Michael was one of the five winning X92.9 Xposure bands, earning him a spot opening up for the Stills, as well as putting him on the bill for the 2008 Calgary Virgin Festival.

Hi sbiggest accomplishment was revealed in June 2009 - "The MBF Love LP"; a full length studio album produced by Russell Broom (Jann Arden), accompanied by the show entitled "Love & Manners" - a sight and sound spactacular coordinated by Michael, which involved 120 local musicians, dancers and visual artists. Over 1,200 people took in this event at the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

The MBF Love LP is a successfully emotive collection of original compositions that are direct, funky and immediately compelling. Comparisions can be traced to artists like Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz and other familiar artists, but the vibe and execution are all his own.

Discography

'Black and White Phonetics (love.)' Released August 2006
'This is MBF EP' Released November 2007
'Maxine' and 'I got days' off of 'This is MBF EP' are in daily rotation in Calgary on X92.9fm
"MBF Love LP" released June 2009

Set List

Our typical set runs just over an hour. We can do two sets when needed, though the first one is often acoustic. Though there aren't usually cover songs in the set list, we always incorporate fun top 40 covers (sometimes as a joke) into the set.