Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays Everyone!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Crazy Wisdom Show -This Friday - Dec. 16 / EP Pre-production / Skype Lessons

Hi Friends!

Hope you all are having a great December and gearing up for a wonderful holiday season!! I have a couple things coming up that I wanted to share with all of you!

Crazy Wisdom Show

First of all coming up this Friday Dec. 16th, I will be performing a two-set solo show at Crazy Wisdom Tearoom in Ann Arbor starting at 8:30pm.  This is an all-ages show and there is NO COVER!! I would love to be able to see all of you and help celebrate the season! I may even have some Holiday magic up my sleeve. : )

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room
Friday, Dec. 16th - 8:30pm
114 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI
ALL AGES - NO COVER

http://www.facebook.com/events/229497210457133/

EP Pre-production

I wanted to also let you all know that we are in the pre-production phase of recording our EP " The Hero with 1000 Faces" following our successful kickstarter campaign! I am rehearsing the band and working with new supplementary musicians as we speak! I'm super excited about the way things are shaping up and can't thank all of you enough for your support.  It really is incredible seeing these songs take form and the dream being realized!!

Skype Lessons

Finally, I wanted to let you guys know that I am now offering Songwriting, Guitar and Voice lessons via Skype!! If you are interested in taking your music to the next level or have always wanted to write your own songs, I can help!!  No matter where you live we can connect via the internet and work together towards reaching your creative goals.  Contact me today for a FREE trial lesson!! 734-834-2990 (smichaud80@gmail.com)


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

KICKSTARTER UPDATE: One Day Left to Pledge!!!

Hi Friends,
We broke $2000!!! THANK YOU : ) I believe in the miraculous happening. We have 26 hours to make this dream come true. Can we mobilize and raise $3000 of our remaining $5000 goal in one day??? Remember the way kickstarter works is the funding is all or nothing. Either we raise the full $5000 or we get nothing.  If you haven't done so already, are you able to help out by clicking the link below and pledging your support? Every little bit helps and there are lots of reward packages to choose from:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/290997147/the-hero-with-1000-faces-the-debut-ep-from-spencer
I am overwhelmed by all the support so far...I would love the opportunity to reward your faith in me and get this music into your hands. Whatever happens, I am grateful for all of you and humbled by the amount of generosity that I have experienced. No artist is an island and to be truly great it takes a supportive and loving community. Thank you for being mine.

Thanks,

-Spencer 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

KICKSTARTER UPDATE / Tightrope Walker Video!!



Hi Folks!

Here is another track from my upcoming Debut EP "The Hero with 1000 Faces" This song is about a man who tightrope walked across the twin towers in 1974!!! I wrote this song after seeing the movie "Man on Wire", it was quite an inspiration!!




Check out the video here:




Also, we've reached the half-way mark in our Kickstarter campaign with two weeks to go. So far we've raised $1350 of our $5000 goal. Have you pledged yet? A BIG THANK YOU!!! if you have, we couldn't do this without YOU. You can continue to support the cause by spreading the word to friends, family, on facebook and to the world at large!! It really does take a team effort to do this and I'm glad you're on my side. Please visit & share the link below!!


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/290997147/the-hero-with-1000-faces-the-debut-ep-from-spencer
 
Looking forward to putting an amazing album in your hands in the very near future!


-Spencer






Tuesday, October 11, 2011

KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR MY DEBUT EP!!!



Here it is folks!! The day has finally arrived for the launch of my KICKSTARTER campaign to help raise funds to record my DEBUT EP!!! I am so excited to be taking the leap and finally getting some recorded music into your hands. The greatest part is YOU CAN HELP!! Here's the deal: We have 30 days to raise $5000. It's all or nothing. If we raise the full amount your pledge goes through and we have our recording budget and it gets made!! If not (sad trombone), we get nothing and it's back to the drawing board. : ( But this isn't just charity. Click the link below to donate to the cause and you will receive AWESOME PERKS:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/290997147/the-hero-with-1000-faces-the-debut-ep-from-spencer 

I've included advance digital downloads, signed copies of the EP, magic rocks, access to behind the scenes footage, autographed kazoos, music lessons, songs written about YOU and a house concert!! Thank you for your continuing support over the years, these are exciting times!!!

: )

-Spencer

Friday, July 15, 2011

Last Minute Show!!! Tonight, July 15th The Tap Room, Ypsilanti 9:30pm

Hi Friends,

Just wanted to give you all a quick heads up, the band and I will be playing a last minute show tonight at The Tap Room in Ypsilanti!!  We will be playing two sets and getting things started around 9:30pm. The Crossroads festival will also be going on downtown this evening, so come out early for that and then head on over to The Taproom to hang out with us!! There is no cover and the food is always good. : ) Looking forward to seeing your smiling faces!!

-Spencer

Friday July 15th 9:30pm
The Tap Room
201 W. Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI
FREE



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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A2 Farmer's Market: June 22nd / Crazy Wisdom: June 24th / Uncommon Ground Buckley Show: July 6th

Hi Friends,

Hope you all are having a wonderful Summer Soltice!! Why not come help me celebrate summer this week with some great local food, inspiring literature and entertainment provided by yours truly. : ) 

This week we will be playing two local Ann Arbor shows, the first of which is at one of my all-time favorite places: The Ann Arbor Farmer's Market!! I even written songs about the virtues of this place. : ) If you know me...you know I like to eat, have a passion for local activism and also have a bit of a green thumb.  All of those things come together in an awe inspiring way at the market!! My band The Family Tree and I will be there tomorrow from 5:30-6:30pm.

Wed, June 22nd 5:30-6:30pm
Ann Arbor Farmer's Market
315 S. Detroit St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
All Ages, FREE
This Friday, June 24th, we will be playing at The Crazy Wisdom Tearoom in downtown Ann Arbor...this will be an intimate acoustic show where you can grab some tea, relax and even learn about the wonderful world of metaphysics!!  The vibe here is great...so make sure you bring yourself and a friend and soak it up!! The awesome duo The Understorey will be rounding out the evening!!
Friday, June 24th 8:00pm
Crazy Wisdom Tearoom
114 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI
All Ages, FREE

Last but certainly not least...I will be returning to Uncommon Ground on July 6th with my band to play "A celebration of Jeff Buckley with Todd Kessler and Spencer Michaud" UG is my home away from home in Chicago!!! I have played Buckley shows tribute shows there the past five years and have always left inspired.  This show is part of Uncommon Ground's set of shows celebrating their 20th Anniversary!!! Come out and help me wish the wonderful folks here a very happy Buckley birthday!! Dinner at 7pm, show at 8pm. $5 suggested donation

Wednesday, July 6th: 7pm Dinner, Show at 8pm
Uncommon Ground
3800 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613
RESERVATIONS ONLY: 773-929-3680
$5 Suggested donation.

: )

-Spencer

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Show Added: May 28th @ The Strutt in Kalamazoo, MI

Hey Kalamazoo!!!

We have added show a last minute show for this Saturday May 28th. The Family Tree and I will be opening for Charlene Kaye at The Strutt. Doors @ 8:00pm $5 ALL AGES!! Local alt-country band Birches will also be performing. Hope to see you all there. It will nice to visit the Zoo again. I lived there for 6 years and have a lot of fond memories!! Not to date myself...but when I lived there The Strutt use to be called Boogie's Cafe, lol : )

-Spencer

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New Band, New Videos, Show This Thurs. May 5th @ Woodruff's in Ypsi!!

Hello Friends,

These are exciting times!!  I want to invite you all to join me this Thursday, May 5th for the debut of my new band: Spencer Michaud and The Family Tree!!! Doors are at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.  Joining me will be Graham Lapp on bass and Gabriel Craft on drums. We've been working really hard the past month to bring you an amazing experience, so you don't want to miss this!!  Kedder Avant and Luke Jackson will also be performing.


Also I have started a new youtube channel: spencermichaudmusic  You can check out clips from two recent live shows I performed!! 

Here is a sample: 




Click the link to check out the rest of the shows!!  www.youtube.com/user/spencermichaudmusic

Looking forward to seeing all of your smiling faces!!

: )

-Spencer


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Benefit Shows Galore / Magic Bag / New Video

Hi Folks!!!

It's been busy, busy busy around these parts.  Lots of shows coming up for good causes and plenty of new media for you to check out! I've been reading some really inspirational books that have been getting me off my butt and out into the world!!!  Check out Russell Simmons book "Do You!" if you need a spiritual kick in the pants : )



So here is a video I've recently recorded with my friend Grahm Lapp.  We basically just set up the recorder and off we went!  It's a new original song I wrote called "Run"


You can watch the video here:


Please subscribe to my new YouTube Channel: spencermichaudmusic


Coming up this week I will playing two important benefit shows in the Ann Arbor area. The first is a benefit for the earthquake victims in Japan at Sava's Cafe on Wednesday March 30th.  I will be going on at 7pm. Graham Lapp will be joining me on bass!!


Here is a press release for the: event

On March 11, 2011, thousands of lives were horrifically altered. At about 2:46 PM, a massive (9 magnitude) earthquake hit Northeast Japan, triggering a huge tsuna- mi. Since then, there have been numerous powerful aftershocks that continue to shake Ja-pan’s foundation. We at Sava’s have put together a day of celebrations, libations, and do- nations, attempting to raise $11,311 dollars in commemoration of that day.

Come out and show your support for all the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. This benefit concert will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, from 8am – 2am at Sava’s located on State Street in the heart of Ann Arbor. For directions go to visit http://savas- restaurant.com online, or visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Savas-State- Street-Cafe/104689625971. Attendees will enjoy the sounds of artists such as: Buttonsphere, Future Genies, Leap Year, Derby Mama and many more performers to be announced. Sava’s has offered a dim sum breakfast, jazz brunch, DJs at happy hour, and an acoustic dinner.

Guests will be given the opportunity to donate directly to the Japan Center for International Exchange’s Japan NGO Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund. 30% and drink revenues will be donated to Japanese relief efforts. By donating your time and money, you will bring help to many people. This devastating and historic disaster has affected over 400,000 lives - and now is the time to come together and make it happen.


Also, this Wednesday, March 31st, I will playing at the Corner Brewery as part of "Feed The Folk" a benefit for the Ypsilanti Food Co-op. It is also the CD release party for one of my former songwriting students Nicholas Painter. Come out and support local food and local music!!!



Last but certainly not least, I have been offered the opprotunity to open for Zooropa: A U2 Tribute at the Magic Bag on April 8th!!! It's Tiger's opening day so why not catch some music after the game while you're downtown!! 




Hope to see you all soon!


: )

-Spencer


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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Video / Show at the Magic Bag!

Hello There,

Here is a new video I posted on my new YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/spencermichaudmusic the other day.  It's an original song called "run" featuring Graham Lapp on Bass. Feel free to share it with your friends and make sure you subscribe to my new YouTube channel. There are more videos to come! 


I also have posted a new cover that I recently rescued from the vaults: "Don't Ask Me Why" by Billy Joel If you listen carefully, you can here me turn the page of the sheet music ; ) It's available to download for free by clicking the link!


Also, I've been invited to open for Zooropa: A U2 Tribute band at the Magic Bag in Ferndale on April 8th! Here is a summary of the event:


Zooropa's headlining debut at The Magic Bag! Join us after Tigers Opening Day baseball on Friday, April 8th. If you have yet to see 'Zooropa' perform live, this show is a must!! Doors @8pm. 18+ for admittance.

Bonus 30 minute video presentation of U2 playing through the years; vintage performances going way back to their club days at 9:30pm.

Expect a full night of classic U2 music - we also feature a video montage while the band plays onstage. Zooropa performance time @10pm.

Special guest, Spencer Michaud, will be opening the show at 9pm. Spencer Michaud is a narrative singer-songwriter that uses an elastic tenor voice to cover an incredible range of genres and emotions. He currently teaches guitar and songwriting in the Ann Arbor area. Check him out! www.spencermichaud.com

Please pass this event page onto any friends/family who may be interested. Thank you and we'll see you there!

The Magic Bag
22920 Woodward Avenue (at 9 Mile)
Ferndale, MI.
(248) 544-3030
www.themagicbag.com

Zooropa Links:
www.zooropadetroit.com
www.twitter.com/zooropadetroit
www.myspace.com/zooropadetroit
www.reverbnation.com/zooropadetroit


: )

-Spencer

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hey Friends!

The snow is thawing and the hibernating bears are starting to stir. Now that we are starting awaken from our winter slumber, what better time to come out to a few shows! I have a few exciting gigs coming up that I would love to see you at. First off this Friday, March 4th I will be playing at a super ~secret~ house show called Microjams featuring some incredible local artists. If you'd like to come please send me a message @ smichaud80@gmail.com and I will send you the address!!! I will be debuting a number of new songs.


Also, on March 31st, I will playing at the Corner Brewery as part of "Feed The Folk" a benefit for the Ypsilanti Food Co-op. It is also the CD release party for one of my former songwriting students Nicholas Painter. Come out and support local food and local music!!!


Last but not least, I have posted a new song through www.bandcamp.com. This is a cover by one of my all-time favorite artists: Regina Spektor. It was recorded live a few years ago at some long forgotten place. I've had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Spektor on a few occasions and I can tell you that she is a radiant spirit!! This track is available for free download or pay what you want at: http://spencermichaud.bandcamp.com

Hope to see you all soon!

: )

-Spencer


smichaud80@gmail.com
http://www.spencermichaud.com
http://www.myspace.com/spencermichaud
http://www.reverbnation.com/spencermichaud

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

New Cover Song!!! Carbon Monoxide by Regina Spektor


So, I've decided to clean out my archives and put out whatever I can find out into the world!! I hope this will be a bit of a cleansing to free me up to make more music. I've been sitting on a lot of live and half-finished music for a long time and have finally found the courage to start sharing some of it here. It's gotten to the point where it's more painful NOT to share it. : )

This is a cover by one of my all-time favorite artists: Regina Spektor. It was recorded live a few years ago at some long forgotten place. I've had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Spektor on a few occasions and I can tell you that she is a radiant spirit!! This track is available as a pay what you want on Bandcamp.com. I wanted to make it available to everyone for free, but also give you the opportunity to donate if you would like to help me make a new album. Feel free to share this with your friends or leave me a comment. Thank you for helping to support independent music!!

: )

-Spencer