Performed by Paul Michell with special guest Dave Sandersfeld
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
8:00 pm / Doors open at 7:30pm
Tickets: $10/$8 in advance
Paul Michell is a New York-based piano pop singer/songwriter with strong Minneapolis roots. Having cut his teeth in the Twin Cities music scene for over two decades, and releasing two EPs (Wake Me Up - 2012 and We Keep On Dreaming - 2014), Michell finally took his talents to New York City to begin writing his first full-length record Break the Fall. Break the Fall is a sonic departure from his previous work, replacing a traditional piano base with sweeping string sections, electronic beats, big harmonies, distorted synthesizers and the kind of vocal trickery made famous by artists like Imogen Heap, Bon Iver or Brandon Flowers.
Michell is thrilled to perform these new songs with some of the finest musicians in Minneapolis: Benjamin James Kelly [Ashleigh Still, John Mark Nelson], Alexander Young [Farewell Circuit, Jeremy Messersmith] and co-producer Owen Sartori.
“Pop music is a lost art. The most cynical among us would say it should stay lost, especially here in the Twin Cities where everybody and his brother wants to have the baddest blues-rock band for miles around. Fact is, though, when it’s done well, like any other genre, it’s a work of admirable craftsmanship. Point in case, singer-songwriter-pianist Paul Michell’s excellent six-song offering We Keep On Dreaming.”- Dwight Hobbes, TC Daily Planet
“serious songwriter with a sense of humor”- Jeff Ross, Former A&R at Maurice the Fish Records
“an opportunity to move listeners, whether towards understanding, healing, or hope…often through all three before the song’s final note”- Shawn Vougeot, Producer of Emmy-nominated show ‘Amp It Up’
Dave Sandersfeld is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter and guitarist blending melodic acoustic and electric instruments with upbeat vocals. His debut EP is due out in January 2017. "Sandersfeld's careful voice and soothing guitar bathe in emotional flourishes, and his bare-bones, confessional style only adds to the intimacy."- CityPages