Michael George Band

Michael George Band

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Pop - Rock | Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Total Song Plays: 9,210   
Member Since: 2006
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Bio

- Winner of 10 International Songwriting Awards.

- The Grand Prize of the Dallas Songwriting Competition (Here's To Love),as well as two 1st Place Awards in the Singer/Songwriter and Rock Alternative categories.

- Michael won four 1st Place Awards in the MUSIC AID International Music Awards ,as well as winning the United We Roll International Songwriting Competition.

- After spending five years in Los Angeles refining his musical talent, Michael George graduated with honors from the internationally acclaimed MUSICIANS INSTITUTE in Hollywood,CA.

- Michael studied the craft of songwriting extensively through the National Academy of Songwriters (N.A.S.),the Los Angeles Songwriter's Showcase (L.A.S.S.) and the American Guild of Authors and Composers,as well as with JACK SEGAL, co-writer of 40 top ten Billboard hits.

- Michael was the founder of the Musician's Referral Service in Los Angeles,which has grown into L.A.s largest music referral service.In the last 6 months,they have put out calls for musicians for prestigious acts such as RIHANNA and KATIE PERRY.

-After graduating from the Musicians Institute in L.A. Michael introduced the pilot program a MI ,featuring recording star KENNY LOGGINS,who was preparing for his Foot Loose Tour.

-In the past 20 years,Michael has played his original music in Canada,U.S.A. and Europe,and has shared the stage or opened for bands such as Tom Cochrane, Blue Rodeo, The Cowboy Junkies, Long John Baldry, Leahy, Chilliwack, David Wilcox, Beverley Mahood and many others playing for audiences of up to 10,000 strong. Michael has been lead singer, arranger and guitarist for many bands,and has toured as a solo act for most of his life.

-World class hit producers such as Joe Hardy (ZZ Top,Steve Earl,Tom Cochrane), Terry Brown (Rush,Cutting Crew) and Ken Friesen (The Tragicall Hip, Blue Rodeo, Great Big Sea) have mixed or produced songs for Michael.

-Studies in Los Angeles for vocals continued at the Dick Grove School of Music as well as private vocal coaching with Al Berkman.