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Michael is a four-piece band from Perth WA that is fronted by Reggie Michael (vocals), Sam Michael (guitar) and backed up by a rhythm section comprised of bassist Giles Lowe and drummer Alex Megaw. Having crossed paths playing in a variety of local outfits over the last twenty years, this quartet have finally come together to deliver their own take on dirty blues.

Reggie is one of Perth’s most accomplished and experienced vocalists. Singing from a very young age, she started her professional singing career in her late teen’s singing in a number of Perth’s leading soul, R&B and cabaret bands. At some point, she decided to try her hand at rock, which is how she met Sam and Alex. This lead to a very popular ten-year, cover band residency at an important venue at Burswood Casino. As well as doing a lot of studio session work over the years, Reggie has also been involved in musical theatre and has recently played a lead role in a production of “We Will Rock You” at His Majesty’s Theatre. Her experience as a rock 'belter' combined with her grounding in soul and R&B has seen Reggie develop into a formidable Blues vocalist. Singing the blues is her true love, wherein she feels most at home. Her energy on stage as well as her unique interpretation of songs is a joy to watch.

Sam is a multi-instrumentalist whose love of performing began at the inaugural Fairbridge Festival. He then went on to play in original bands around Perth including a cow punk act with Giles. After playing first guitar at a local theatre production, Sam joined one of Perth’s leading cover bands, a band which later included Reggie and Alex as members. During this time Sam continued writing, which resulted in collaborations with artists in Nashville and Europe and even included an offer to tour the US playing mandolin. Sam’s versatility is his greatest strength - being able to play guitar, bass guitar, mandolin and banjo to name a few. This equips him with the skill to be a very capable Musical Director for Michael.

Giles moved to Perth and hit the Perth original scene in the late nineties playing punk rock and was recruited by Sam to join his band. Giles has become one of Perth’s most in demand bass players. Through this work, Giles has played in theatre shows, done session work, has toured the state and graced the stage at Boyup Brook, Nannup and the Bridgetown blues festival. As a writer, Giles is a member of one of Perth’s leading prog trio’s and as a performer keeps busy with original and tribute shows.

Alex started performing with Reggie and Sam at the age of 17. He is a WAAPA graduate and an active member of several bands. These bands have a list of accomplishments that include multiple European tours, an appearance on German television, WAMI awards and appearances at all the major festivals in WA. A drum teacher by day, Al’s nights are filled with rehearsals, recording sessions and shows with his bands. When he does have a free night, he is usually coerced into doing fill-ins for a number of Perth cover bands.

While Michael has only played a handful of shows, the members have collectively played the best part of 1,000 shows and spent countless hours in studios together over the years, resulting in a tightness and musical chemistry rarely seen in a band so young. Fresh from their stellar debut at Blues at Bridgetown 2018, receiving glowing reviews from the organisers and audience alike, this band is set for big things in years to come.

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