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


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http://www.spencermichaud.com
http://www.myspace.com/spencermichaud
http://www.reverbnation.com/spencermichaud

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