Spencer Michaud

Spencer Michaud

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

"Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn."........Charlie Parker

Biography

Spencer Michaud is a narrative singer-songwriter that uses an elastic tenor voice to cover an incredible range of genres and emotions. He draws upon the ghosts of motown, tin-pan alley and the folk tradition to create a sound that is both theatrical and sincere. Michaud has been chosen to perform at the 9th, 10th & 11th Jeff Buckley Tribute concerts held anually at Uncommon Ground in Chicago, IL. He currently teaches Songwriting at Washtenaw Community College as well as private guitar and voice.

Lyrics

Rock N' Roll Kazoo

Written By: Spencer Michaud

I met a man named Jack
On the street today
And he was hustling all the locals
for some change

He had scars
all up and down his arms
And when he looked into the sun
he would squint in pain

He says, look at these shoes
I got blisters on my feet
And I've been sleepin' in the park
For about a week...

He says, look at these clothes
You know they're hiding
skin and bones
And when it starts to rain
I get a squeaky knee...

So if you all could be so kind
And spare me just a moment
of your precious time
I could show you
A magic trick or two
or play a funky song
on my rock n' roll kazoo

Well, Jack had fought
In the jungle war
And when he got home
He couldn't cry
They tried to toss him back
Into the sea of suits
But now those suits
they won't look him in the eye

He says, look at this badge
what was I fighting for?
cause I really can't remember anymore. He says,
look at these hands
I killed a man or two
but if they had drawn your name,
boy, I might have been you...

So if you all could be so kind
And spare me just a moment
of your precious time
I could read your palm
or tell your fortune too
or play a funky song
on my rock n' roll kazoo

So if you all could be so kind
And spare me just a moment
of your precious time
I could tell you
a funny joke or two
or play a funky song
on my rock n' roll

I said I'll play a funky song
on my rock n' roll
I said I'll play a funky song
on my rock n' roll kazoo

Set List

Originals:
The Chaos We've Become
Malena's Waltz
Shotgun Love
Mandala Sands
Leda and the Swan
Walking Without the Sun
Shades of Indigo
Toys
June
Rock N' Roll Kazoo
Sanity's Furcoat

Covers:
Jeff Buckley:
Mojo Pin
So Real
Lover You Should Have Come Over
Lilac Wine
Grace
Ect...
Head over Heels-Tears For Fears
The Logical Song-SuperTramp
Whiter Shade of Pale-Procal Harum
Billie Jean-Micheal Jackson
Poison-BelBivDavoe
Carbon Moxoide-Regina Spektor
Same Old Blues-Freddie King
A Kiss to Build a Dream On-Louis Armstrong
Ordinary World-Duran Duran
Come Undone-Duran Duran
Always Something there to Remind Me-Naked Eyes
Season Of The Witch-Donovan
Life On Mars-David Bowie
Moonage Daydream-David Bowie
Ect.... Countless other tunes...