Michelle Vecchione

Michelle Vecchione

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Combining Americana, Blues and Acoustic Rock with soulful vocals, Michelle's songwriting style grinds us through life's experiences, offering a first-hand depth that creates a deliciously dark hue to her vocal timbre.

Biography

Carving out her own interpretation of the Blues, Michelle Vecchione grinds us through her life experiences with a confluence of artful writing, deliciously dark vocals, and an exceptional mastery of lyricism. Combining Americana, Blues and Acoustic Roots-Rock with powerful vocals, she has successfully fashioned a style that is reminiscent of the understated vocal passion of Peggy Lee and wrapped it in the fire and fury of Janis Joplin.

With credits that blanket the tri-state area, Michelle performs regularly at many of the premier venues in New York City including The Village Underground, The Bitter End and The C Note, and with such critically acclaimed artists as Dave Davies of the Kinks, Richard Shindell of Cry3 fame, and steel guitar pioneer Buddy Cage.

Michelle takes the stage guarded by her trademark Gibson J45 and it is here that she comes alive. Her seduction of the microphone and breathy utterances of love lost punctuate each of her performances. Both powerful and sensual, Michelle's voice will carry the night on
its own merit... but expect more. The crisp and clean exchange of musical phrasing in her
band, VintageBlue, compliments her vocals
perfectly.

Born and raised just outside the exhaust blast of New York City in Bergen County, Michelle completed her first album, Distraction, at just 18, and followed that with a private release of her second work entitled The Early Years in late 2001. Her third effort, My Reign is a fifteen-song album of her most intimate work including songwriting that invites you to experience her willingness to become vulnerable, pushing her beyond a great voice into a great artist.

"Jazzy soulful mistress of the night. Michelle's sweet, yet raspy at times; vocals remind one of the old great Blues singers. Clever lyrics come in tastefully... while Michelle will come in and get as soulful as the bottom of a Jackie D. bottle. Screaming the Blues, this is classic Chicago style! Rip me a new Soul!!"

-MusicTV.com

Lyrics

Whiskey

Written By: Michelle Vecchione

It’s Saturday ten thirty
I’m feeling lonely, I’m feeling dirty
I turn down the light, I’m empty
All my mistakes they come back to haunt me

So don’t try to stop me
I’m heading for whiskey and I’m
Not gonna cry ‘till the bottle is dry

I’ve kept outta sight
For three weeks now, tryna forget you
But this has to end somehow
If you wanta fight, well I’m ready
I’ve loaded my guns but babe my trigger aint steady

So don’t try to stop me
I’m heading for whiskey and I’m
Not gonna cry ‘till the bottle is dry

You needed time to think things thru
What’s a girl to do
I’m losing my mind, losing control
Losing you

So don’t try to stop me
I’m heading for whiskey and I’m
Not gonna cry ‘till the bottle is dry

I've Got the Blues

Written By: Michelle Vecchione

I don’t need nobody, I’ve got the Blues
And to tell you the truth I don’t want somebody to take them away
I don’t wanta be happy, I want the Blues
And to tell you the truth I’d rather it raining every day

Sometimes I feel like Heaven
But mostly I feel like Hell
Cuz nothing compares to this ocean
Of sadness in my soul

I don’t need nobody, I’ve got the Blues
And to tell you the truth I don’t want somebody to take them away
I don’t need the good life, I need the Blues
And to tell you the truth happiness, just gets in my way

Sometimes I feel like Heaven
But mostly I feel like Hell
Cuz nothing compares to this ocean
Of sadness in my soul

I don’t need nobody, I’ve got the Blues
And to tell you the truth I don’t want somebody to take them away
I don’t wanta be happy and I don’t need the good life
And I don’t need you
When I’ve got the Blues, I’ve got the Blues

Darling Dont

Written By: Michelle Vecchione

Darling don’t you leave me here alone
I’ll come running back until you take me in your arms
‘cause you know that time goes by way too slow without you
Darling don’t you leave, Darling don’t you go

I was doing OK, just going ‘bout my way
Then we met and it caught me by surprise
When I looked into your big brown eyes
I knew, that you, were something I’ve been missing my whole life

Darling don’t you leave me here alone
I’ll come running back until you take me in your arms
‘Cause you know that time goes by way too slow without you
Darling don’t you leave, Darling don’t you go

I was dreaming of when, you would call me again
‘cause I know that it would be so right
to kiss you I’d pay any price
‘cause it’s true, that you, are something that I like

Darling don’t you leave me here alone
I’ll come running back until you take me in your arms
‘Cause you know that time goes by way too slow without you
Darling don’t you leave, Darling don’t you go

And we’re bound to have a fight
But I’ll try with all my might to understand you
How could I ever stay mad, when you’re the best thing that I’ve ever had
And I know, if you go, I would be so sad

Darling don’t you leave me here alone
I’ll come running back until you take me in your arms
‘Cause you know that time goes by way too slow without you
Darling don’t you leave, Darling don’t you go

Discography

"Anymore"- EP, 1996
"Distraction"- Full length, 1999
"Early Years"- Full Length, 1999
"Blues"- EP, 2001
"My Reign"- Full Length, 2005
College Radio airplay, and many online radio sites

Set List

With the band I usually do a 45 min set
1. My Reign
2. At Least
3. Can't Get Enough
4. Little By Little (cover song- Susan Tedeschi)
5. Paper Thin
6. Whiskey
7. Darling Don't
8. I've Got the Blues
9. Late Boy
10. Oh Darling (Beatles) or It Hurt (Tedeschi)