Michael Shapiro
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Michael Shapiro

Redondo Beach, California, United States | INDIE

Redondo Beach, California, United States | INDIE
Band Pop Rock


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The best kept secret in music


"FMQB Review"

#3 Most Added single 9/21/05: "Michael Shapiro delivers a soulful and passionate performance on "Hope," the lead track from his Somehow, Someway album. The bouncy pop/rock rhythm serves as the perfect backdrop fro Shapiro's quality lyrics, while showcasing his equally gifted pipes. Give this one your full attention. - FMQB

"Smother.net Review"

Conjuring forth the Jersey spirit of the mighty Springsteen, Michael Shapiro is that man's opposite coast's doppelganger. Portland is his current home after being born in San Jose & having a rearing in Sin City itself - Las Vegas. Michael Shapiro's former band Trip was the opening act that fateful night when Great White played in Rhode Island and 96 people died in a tragic fire in the nightclub. Not often does a life-changing event like that result in positive outlook, but that's precisely the case with Michael and his pop-rock music. ~ J-Sin - J-Sin


EP "Everything"


Feeling a bit camera shy


Michael Shapiro, born in San Jose, raised in Las Vegas, and now residing in Portland, Oregon, picked up his first guitar at 13.

Shapiro was only 16 when he had an opportunity to jam with Bruce Springsteen, an event that changed his life forever. He was encouraged to pursue a career in music from that moment on Â…

After stints in cover bands in his teens, Shapiro formed the band Trip, released a cd, and toured the country.

It was during a gig in Rhode Island on February 21, 2003 when Trip opened for a band called the Great White that Shapiro went through a life-changing experience that shook his soul to its core. On that evening at the Station nightclub, 96 concertgoers died in a horrible fire. The tragedy of that one night perhaps more than any other moved Shapiro to reflect deeply on life.

Shapiro has jumped back into the fray with his EP "Everything" with impassioned and soulfully crafted rock grooves. He's currently touring the NASCAR circuit as part of the NASCAR Regional Racing.com's "Emerging Artist Series". Shapiro is also being featured on Extra! TV as "One to Watch in 2006".