Michael Duncan

Michael Duncan

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Pop - Easy Listening | Johanesburg, South Africa
Total Song Plays: 46   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Michael Duncan

started playing music back in about 1985. I didn't really have a clue, except that I knew I wanted to make music. For my birthday I bought myself a keyboard and at my birthday party I remember playing with the keyboard instead of attending to my guests.
I didn't really start writing music until a little later, and with absolutely no equipment besides my keyboard and a normal tape deck, I laid down the first version of 'Sailing Away'.
Along the way I met some other new musicians that were working on a studio House project. They heard my stuff that I was busy with and asked if I wanted to join them in their studio and help them with some of the arrangements. The band 'The Third Wave' was born. We were never designed to go out on a tour or perform live, but the record company insisted we get a complete band together and go on tour. After three intensive months of rehearsing, we eventually left, but due to our inexperience, the tour soon flopped. None of us were live musicians and our inexperience let us down.
Nevertheless, I pursued my musical interest and started doing one man band gigs all over the country. That got a bit boring after a few years and I joined up with one of the former members of the previous band and we did a duo thing together. That was quite successful and we wrote many songs together in my little garage studio. None of the material was released, but we persisted anyway, as we were having fun at the time.
Nothing really much happened for a few years besides doing four to eight gigs a week. I eventually met a girl by the name of Caz, and we rehearsed for a few months in the view of doing two piece gigs, but due to her circumstances beyond my controll, none of that materialized. A few years later, I joined Caz in Holland and became part of her band Cazmelion. Within a short time we had great success, playing the biggest venues around the country, and I gained a lot of stage experience and confidence in that time. The band split up due to numerous reasons, and I decided I had had enough of the music industry. Five years later however, the bug hit me again and I picked up my guitar and started rehearsing again. I joined another band and we played pubs and weddings.
The whole Dutch music just wasn't my scene, and I was missing my roots, so I decided to move back to South Africa.
Currently I am doing gigs around Johannesburg, but things have changed, and it's not as easy as I remembered.
Oh well, at least I'm having fun....
Credits:
Radio
Highveld & Jacaranda playlisted 'This Time' & 'Please Love Me'
Competitions:
Song of the Year Competition
www.songoftheyear.com
Sailing Away – July 2005 – Honourable mention
Please Love Me – August -2005 – Runner up
Love You Even More – September 2005 – Suggested artist
This Time – October 2005 – Suggested Artist
This Is Not Elvis – November 2005 – Runner up
Lost For Words – December 2005 - Finalist