The Jeff Michael Band

The Jeff Michael Band

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

The Jeff Michael Band is Pop/Rock with substance and style, reminiscent of great songwriters of past. Michael's music is honest, the arrangements are superb and melodies get stuck in your head.

Biography

Jeff Michael grew up in Syracuse, New York. Music was a passion for him at early age. He listened to his father's records and imagined that one day he too would be a great singer. He studied music composition at The State University of New York at Fredonia. After graduating from Fredonia he headed off to Los Angeles for the University of Southern California�s Film Scoring Program. While working in the film music field Jeff rediscovered his love of songwriting and hasn�t looked back. Michaels songs are heartfelt, intimate, and touch on the raw human emotions that are universally felt by all. He is a true storyteller. His music reminiscent of songwriters like George Harrison, Tom Petty, and The Beatles. His latest release The Other Side was produced by Dave Cobb. Most notably Dave has produced several records for Shooter Jennings. The The Other Side also included some fabulous musicians including Fred Mandel whom has played with Elton John, Queen, and Alice Cooper. Jeff Michael currently lives and performs in Los Angeles with his band.

AWARDS/ACCOMPLISHMENTS
-Band of Week, LA City Guide, May 18-25, 2008
-Gamba Award, Music Composition Award, Fredonia State(N.Y)
- Victoria Bohlen Music Composition Award, Fredonia State. N.Y.
- Awarded a stipend to compose music for The Cherry Orchard. Fredoinia State (N.Y)

Lyrics

Let Her Go

Written By: Jeff Michael

You sqeeze too hard until it breaks.
You can think of nothing else, your body aches.Your Temperature’s low and mind is racing.It’s the same old thing, the same girl you’ve been chasing.

Let her go and she’ll start wanting you.If you don’t call, she’ll wonder what to do. Get a date, with her neighbor Peggy Sue.Let her go and she’ll start wanting you.

You pound your fists up on the wall.
You wait by the phone until she calls.
She sees your gaze and walks right through you.There’s plenty of men, who want what you do.

Let her go and she’ll start wanting you.If you don’t call, she’ll wonder what to do. Get a date, with her neighbor Peggy Sue.Let her go and she’ll start wanting you.

She’ll touch your body in all the right placesWhen you let go and it’s you that she chases.

Let her go and she’ll start wanting you.If you don’t call, she’ll wonder what to do. Get a date, with her neighbor Peggy Sue.Let her go and she’ll start wanting you.
She’ll start wanting you.

Empty Lives

Written By: Jeff Michael

I have come, to this angry town,
My friends have gone, they’ve all left and gone
To their jobs, to their rooms,
To their empty, empty Lives

It doesn’t matter
It doesn’t matter.
It doesn’t matter.
Standing still the best that we could do.

On this earth, on this universe,
We all dream of a happy place,
Where we live in harmony.
But our greed out-weighs our need
In our empty, empty lives.

It doesn’t matter
It doesn’t matter.
It doesn’t matter.
Standing still the best that we could do.

You cannot measure weight in gold.
Only love can make you feel
So, so good.

It doesn’t matter
It doesn’t matter.
It doesn’t matter.
Standing still the best that we could do.

Straight Line

Written By: Jeff Michael

The grass is greener on the other side.
Broken pictures, nowhere to hide,
Didn’t make well at least I tried today.
The door is open, the door is closed
When it opens, noone knows,
Feed your doubt it always grows astray.
A Straight, Straight Line it’s easier on the mind.Bend it round and you’ll be going down.A Straight, Straight Line
A Straight, Straight Line
A Straight, A Straight, A Straight Line.

Winter’s cold is coming fast.
Let it go, forget your past.
Live the now and make it last today.

A Straight, Straight Line it’s easier on the mind.Bend it round and you’ll be going down.A Straight, Straight Line
A Straight, Straight Line
A Straight, A Straight, A Straight Line

A new guitar, a new car, a new wife , a new life
A different name, a different game, it’s all the same, that’s why we came.
A little here, a lot there, money’s pouring everywhere, give it to me one more thing.

A Straight, Straight Line is easier on the mind.
A Straight, Straight Line
A Straight, Straight Line
A Straight, Straight, Line it’s easier on mind.

When Will I See You Again

Written By: Jeff Michael

I met her last year when,
flying to Cleveland,
visiting old friends from back home.
We went to the bar and,
She sat very far and,
She gave me the twinkle in her eye.
It was then that I then knew.
It’s not them, it’s only you.

When will I see you again.
I have tried to see another but I cannot pretend.When will I see you again. You know your quite a lover but your twice as good a friend.
When will I see you again.

She called me last weekend.
She said come back to Cleveland,
I said why don’t you come to L.A.
She packed for a few days,
But I hope that she stays,
This one is better then most.
It was then that I knew.
It’s not them, it’s only you.

When will I see you again.
I have tried to see another but I cannot pretend. When will I see you again.You know your quite a lover but your twice as good a friend.
When will I see you again.

When will I see you again.
When will I see you again.
You never your quite a lover but your twice as good a friend.
When will I see you again.

Discography

The Other Side

Set List

We typically play 30-45 minutes in Hollywood but we are looking for other venues that would allow for longer sets. Mostly do mostly originals but do throw some covers. Covers are by bands like Tom Petty, The Beatles, and REM.