Scott Michaelz
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Scott Michaelz

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"Bending The Line Reviews"

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There’s a new light appearing on the horizon, bringing with it the fresh new sounds of Scott Michaelz and his debut EP, ‘Bending The Line’.
Through these 6 excellently produced tracks you can hear a range of song styles, anchored firmly in a classic rock sensibility. Influences can be heard throughout, but more importantly, this is Scott Michaelz’ sound alone. A blend of folk, rock and pop, what sets the music apart is the esoteric air that Scott infuses his songs with.
They have ambient sound-scapes and lyrics with a philosophical bend to them. While you can easily enjoy and get the jist of the songs after just one listen, there’s a bit more here to dissect if you care to take the time and really listen.
In just 6 songs (with more to come, I’m promised), Scott has covered a lot of bases quickly, creating fan favourites.
If he keeps turning out songs like this, I expect a rock-solid debut CD to be available soon and making waves on the Canadian music scene.

Steve Allat, Feature Reviewer @ The Muse's Muse

Bending It Live @ the Nelson Cafe, April 6/06

Having had the chance to hear Scott’s polished EP many times over led me to wanting to hear him perform live. It’s always a true test for the singer/songwriter to prove he’s got the goods to back up a studio effort that I’ve enjoyed listening to.
With just his acoustic guitar in hand, albeit with a few effects at his disposal, Scott whipped through an impressive list of songs, many of which he’d written over the past 10 years or more. A few tunes stood out, such as ‘Bending The Line’, the title track from his debut CD and a song about Karma titled ’Back On You’.
Overall, Scott’s songs and his voice held up very well, proving that these songs are simply good songs first and foremost, and that he’s able to deliver them confidently and comfortably.
It was obvious that whether he was playing for 20 people or 2000, Scott was giving the performance his all, and that he truly enjoys playing his songs. I could see and sense that an entertaining and enigmatic performer was there, ready to take on more than a pub-filled crowd. In fact, I’ll bet that it won’t be long before a larger audience is in place and that Scott feels right at home in front of them, rockin’ out with all of his heart & soul.

Steve Allat, Feature Reviewer @
The Muse's Muse - Steve Allat ~ The Muse's Muse


Discography

"To The Core" Live & Unplugged Released 01/07
"Bending The Line" Released 06/06

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Born in Toronto, Ontario...I was raised by some very hip parents. I was exposed to live concerts and festivals at a young age including John Lennon and James Brown. At age 13 I received my first guitar and by 14 was already busking in the subways of Toronto, playing songs by the artists who greatly influenced me, including; Springsteen, The Beatles, Tom Petty and The Tragically Hip to name just a few.
I moved to Vancouver in 1989 and have been writing and performing here ever since. For several years I fronted a band called "Blind Truth' and together we played some of the hottest clubs in the city. One of my songs titled 'In Your Shoes' appeared as the closing tune on a 'Best of Canada' compilation CD. Recently another one of my originals titled "Coming Over' received honourable mention in the Unisong International Songwriting Contest. My most current album, "To The Core" is a return to my roots, an opportunity to break it down and stand alone.
What sets me apart from other performers is the energy in my live shows, and the number of wicked tunes I have to play. This album stands not on high-tech production, embellishments or fine tuning, but instead it is the raw energy of my performance and the catchiness of the songs that make it memorable. The ride is just beginning! Want to come along?