Michal the Girl

Michal the Girl

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Take a powerful female singer, some edgy songs with beautiful cello arrangements and you’ve got “Strung Out”, Michal the Girl’s truly unique and totally accessible CD. It’s kind of like Richard Ashcroft, Bjork and Aimee Mann had a love child. Now on AAA & College Radio!

Biography

Michal the Girl is a five foot nothing cupie doll with attitude, who packs a powerful voice in her tiny frame strong enough to blow your hair backwards. Whether you’re listening to her 1st CD (Tongue Tied”) or her 2nd one (“Strung Out”), don’t let that sugary voice fool you. This girl’s got bite!

Michal the Girl’s first release, “Tongue Tied” (2001), was a sassy alterna-pop CD with catchy melodies, crunchy guitars and a wee bit of anger for good measure. In her 2nd release, “Strung Out” (2005), Michal the Girl made quite a departure from her 1st CD creating a completely unique yet accessible sound. She traded in her crunchy guitars for heavily layered cello, and transformed some anger issues into edgy, eerie melancholy. Picture it like Richard Ashcroft, Bjork and Aimee Mann all produced a love child together.

When asked why she went in such a different direction for “Strung Out”, Michal the Girl responded, “It wasn’t really a planned thing. Ya know? When I had 2 rock bands on the go, I started playing some acoustic shows just to switch things up and I asked my friend Ken (Hashimoto) if he would play cello with me. So, we did that for, like, a year or something and then people started asking me if we had a CD they could buy. So, I decided to produce one. As it all started coming together I realized that this (recording) could sound really amazing, so I stuck with it, and now I think these songs would be perfect for soundtracks.”

And Michal the Girl should know. In 2004, she had two songs in the critically acclaimed film “Travellers and Magicians”, one of which she wrote specifically for the movie. She also had a co-written song in a commercial for CanCam Magazine, Japan’s #1 women’s fashion magazine, for which she was also flown to Tokyo to appear IN the commercial. And recently, her song “Tongue Tied” was selected for a Reader’s Digest CD insert.

As a side thing, Michal the Girl has been pulling a Kylie Minogue as a vocalist on tons of dance music tracks released over in Europe. Most notably, she was the featured vocalist on ATB’s “The Autumn Leaves” from his #1 album “No Silence”. She was also the featured vocalist on Niels Van Gogh’s “One Way Out” and “Bombs Away” which both hit #5 on the German Dance Chart and appeared in over 30 compilations across Europe. Other notable Dance Music releases featuring Michal the Girl on vocals are: "Pure Energy" by Accuface, "Cool Your Engines" by Kareema, "Corrupted" by Signal Runners (UK), "As We Run" by Kodiak Star (available on iTunes), "Sense of Time" by Koris vs. Djule (#1 on the M20 - Italy's Biggest Dance Chart and #6 on the Swiss Dance Chart).

Another credit under MTG’s belt is her 5-year honor of being a vocalist at the prestigious Loser’s Lounge tributes. She is also a vocalist at Cathyland Productions’ Madonnathon (at BB Kings), Love Bites, and Sham*Rock (U2) tributes.

RADIO PROMOTER: Peter Hay
ATTORNEY: Beth Patterson, esq.

Lyrics

Transmission

Written By: Michal the Girl

Don’t have the Heart to tell You
I think you Wouldn’t care
No easy way to Show you
There isn’t Anybody there

Another chance to Purchase
With no expense to Spare
Get crackin’ through the Surface
There isn’t Anybody there

** And I…
I gotta give it Time
But I..
I’m Runnin’ out of Time

A Risky Proposition
10,000 Live to Go
A Mind to Mind Transmission
There isn’t Anybody home

** And I…
I gotta give it Time
But I..
I’m Runnin’ out of Time

A Risky Proposition
10,000 Lives to Go
A Mind to Mind Transmission
There isn’t Anybody home…

Message Machine

Written By: Michal the Girl

When I get Home
There’s no Light on my Message Machine
A Lonely night
With Nothing for Me

** You can’t Take me, Make me
You won’t Wear me Down
Or break my Resistance
You won’t Hear a Sound
Yeah, it’s a Lonely night with my Message Machine

I sit Nearby
In case it should Ring
A Silent sigh
That nobody Sees

** You can’t Take me, Make me
You won’t Wear me Down
Or break my Resistance
You won’t Hear a Sound
Yeah, it’s a Lonely night with my Message Machine

Though, if you left a Message
Would it be worth Saving
To Listen to later
I don’t think so…

A Day went By
And Then it was Weeks
A Pathetic cry for Obnoxious Beeps

** You can’t Take me, Make me
You won’t Wear me Down
Or break my Resistance
You won’t Hear a Sound
Yeah, it’s a Lonely night with my Message Machine

Flashlight

Written By: Michal the Girl

You used to Say
When things get Cave-like
I am your Flashlight
I come to your Aide
Bruised and Wounded
I Brace your Break

I’ve come here to Say
I came down here to Say…

** I wanna tell you
How
I feel
Tonight

You say I’m Brave
But I feel doe-like
Caught in the Headlight
It’s my Mistake
I threw my Heart out
In Front of your Subway

I’ve come here to Say
I came down here to Say…

** I wanna tell you
How
I feel
Tonight


You used to Say
When things get Cave-like
I am your Flashlight

Tonight, I am your Flashlight

Discography

"STRUNG OUT" - July 2005

- Available for digital download on over 40 sites including: Apple iTunes, MusicNet, Napster, mp3Tunes, MusicNow, Rhapsody, MSN Music, Sony Connect, Verizon Wireless and many more!

- Heavy-Medium Rotation on over 50 Radio Stations across the country! Light Rotation on over 70!

"TONGUE TIED" - August 2001

- Available for digital download on over 40 sites including: Apple iTunes, MusicNet, Napster, mp3Tunes, MusicNow, Rhapsody, MSN Music, Sony Connect, Verizon Wireless and many more!

- #4 on the WDTS (Georgetown, DE) radio chart (2004).

- Live interview on WDVR (Sergentsville, NJ) (2004)

- Medium-Heavy Rotation on: WDTS (Georgetown, DE), WVUD (Newark, DE), WAER (Syracuse, NY), WARY (Valhalla, NY), WFWM (Frostburg, MD), CKUT (Montreal, PQ), CIBL (Montreal, PQ), WFMU (Hoboken, NJ), WRSU (New Brunswick, NJ), WDVR (Sergentsville, NJ).

- Light Rotation on: WRKC (Wilkes Barre, PA), WCLH (Wilkes Barre, PA), WVIA (Pittston, PA), WXVU (Villanova, PA), WLFR (Pomona, NJ), WNTI (Hackettstown, NJ), WTSR (Ewing, NJ), WCDB (Albany, NY), WJFF (Jeffersonville, NY), WKDT (West Point, NY), WSIA (Staten Island, NY), CKCU (Ottawa, ON), WESU (Middleton, CT), WHUS (Storrs, CT), WPKN (Bridgeport, CT), WERS (Boston, MA), WMFO (Medford, MA), WHFC (Bel Air, MD), WMPG (Portland, ME), WITR (Rochester, NY), WRPI (Troy, NY), WNHU (W. Haven, CT), WWUH (West Hartford, CT), WTCC (Springfield, MA), WERU (E. Orland, ME), WRCT (Pittsburgh, PA), and WGDR (Plainfield, VT).

Set List

Generally do a 45-60 min. set with a combination of the following songs:
Transmission
Do Over
Message Machine
Thrown
Eyes Wide Open
Cold
Flashlight
English
Lucky
Blue Sky
Xmas All Through the Year
Hook, Line & Sink Me
Blanket
Snow
Two Hands
Miss Guided
Marmalade

Covers:
Cloudbusting by Kate Bush
Borderline by Madonna