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Sunday June 18 – Father’s Day 2pm – 5pm

JettyWave Distillery

155 Broadway

Half Moon Bay CA, 94019


MICHAEL VINCENT is a well-known San Francisco Bay Area singer/songwriter and recording artist who performs with his full band U No Who in clubs, bistros, and concert venues across the country, and occasionally as a solo artist in more intimate settings with his trusty lead guitarist Scott Warren. Available worldwide May 26, 2023, the new MICHAEL VINCENT
album ELECTRIC FOX showcases an exciting new direction in Michael’s writing style that displays a range of genres from power pop to alternative, blues, Americana/roots music, and even edgier punk and metal influences while always maintaining that signature MICHAEL VINCENT feel.

In addition to featuring some exhilarating new material like the single “Together,” a frenetic and fast-and-furious depiction of a couple trying to make it against all odds, the new MICHAEL VINCENT album ELECTRIC FOX is also a compilation of personal and audience favorites from the last 25 years, including a redux of three songs previously recorded on earlier folk-rock projects that have now been updated with an exciting new infusion of positively electric energy. The first four tracks of ELECTRIC FOX were produced by Keith Greeninger at his Wind River Recording Studio in Santa Cruz, CA; he also helped cowrite the lyrics for the track “Last Summer.”

MICHAEL VINCENT and U No Who will be performing at Barterra Winery in Half Moon Bay on Saturday May 27th in celebration of the ELECTRIC FOX album release! ELECTRIC FOX is being released on Angel Blossom Records, Michael’s own Bay Area independent label that he formed over the last few years with his wife Janet Klein Hollingshead to cultivate a hand-picked collection of talented local artists.

U No Who is comprised of guitarist Scott Warren (White Collar Crime), bassist and backup vocalist Dave Mendoza (Lydia Pence, Cold Blood, Gismo, Mick Gilette, Ronnie Beck), and percussionist Anthony Fulgar (Santana, The Tellez Band, Pete Escovedo). With influences from across the spectrum including The Strokes, Nada Surf, New Order, Malo, Azteca, and Jaco
Pastorius, the band was formed in 2018 to perform live with MICHAEL VINCENT. While Michael’s influences are originally from the folk-rock era of the singer/songwriters of the ’70s along with more contemporary influences, Scott, Dave, and Anthony bring a whole set of flavors to their performances from blues to classic, pop, and progressive rock, to Latin and even jazz-fusion influences.

MICHAEL VINCENT began writing and performing in his early 20s and has released seven solo albums since his debut Lines and Wonders in 1993. He made music in some of the folk-rock haunts of ’70s San Francisco, and eventually recorded with nationally known artists such as Mark Karan (The Other Ones, RatDog, Phil Lesh and Friends) who was featured on the MICHAEL VINCENT album Radio (2007). Other previous MICHAEL VINCENT releases include Upside Down EP (2012), Jump! (2016), The Longest Time (2018), and For The Record (2020), and he has opened for phenomenal artists such as Jeff Pehrson (Furthur, Box Set) and the stellar Ruth Gerson.

Michael’s songwriting and performance philosophy is change it up! “You don’t listen to just one kind of music; I don’t listen to just one kind of music,” he observes. “Why in the world would I only want to make just one kind of music?” The thread of musical influence on Michael’s music runs the gamut from The Beatles (who always said “never write the same song twice”!) to the ’70s folk-rock singer/songwriter era, to ’90s and early 2000s pop and alternative bands like Crowded House, Gin Blossoms, Pete Yorn, Joan Osbourne, Snow Patrol, or Fruit Bats, to other artists like New Order. His songs always have that signature MICHAEL VINCENT feel as he traverses through genres and influences, and he’s not afraid to tackle edgier sounds and themes like in his song “Fire Fight” about a woman veteran returning home from war. Michael explains, “Why? Because when your nerve-endings are frayed from horror stories about a war,
the song has to have that same edge in order to communicate the experience – it demands it!”

Michael also calls upon his personal experiences through 35+ years as a Social Work Chaplain among the homeless and mental health communities. “I’m of course influenced by every human experience I’ve seen first-hand (and sometimes experienced myself as having been homeless in the early 70s), and the way our deepest selves are shaped by these things.”

And he’s still an active volunteer at a local drop-in-center for the homeless. “I have both that abiding sense of faith that sees people in destitute poverty beyond their despair; and make a serious effort to connect with them in such a way that I might be able to help. But it’s equally vital to simply come alongside and share bread with people who are personally so vulnerable they’re virtually stripped naked of every pretense imaginable.”

“I also write pop songs,” Michael says with a wink and a smile. “I’m totally committed to being present with folks living on the margins – period. And in the same breath can celebrate just how pop music carries a great release – no matter what our situation – even as a kind of ‘escape’ in a way – but also to help us take a big deep breath – a ‘release’, even – and for even just a moment
inject some uplifting energy into whatever we’re experiencing. Pop music doesn’t solve anything in particular, except when it’s able to bring a kind of immediate solace to one’s spirit.”

Electric Fox

Available worldwide on Friday May 26, 2023!!

CD Release Party at Barterra Winery in Half Moon Bay, CA on Saturday May 27 at 3pm.

This album showcases an exciting new direction and displays a range of genres from Power Pop to Alternative music, and even some edgier Garage Rock influences. But don’t worry, Michael has still maintained that signature Michael Vincent feel that you all know and love.

In addition to featuring some exhilarating new material like the single “Together,” a frenetic and fast-and-furious depiction of a couple trying to make it against all odds, ELECTRIC FOX is also a compilation of personal and audience favorites from the last 10 years, including a redux of three songs previously recorded on an earlier Americana/Roots project that have now been updated with an exciting infusion of positively electric energy.

The first four tracks of ELECTRIC FOX were produced by Keith Greeninger at his Wind River Recording Studio in Santa Cruz, CA (Keith also co-wrote the lyrics for the surf rock track “Last Summer”).

PRE-SAVE ELECTRIC FOX HERE

Live

Where can you catch Michael (and friends) performing LIVE?

Sunday June 18 – Father’s Day 2pm – 5pm

JettyWave Distillery

155 Broadway

Half Moon Bay CA, 94019



Friday June 23, 2023 from 5pm – 7pm at
Barterra Winery

315 B Main Street, Half Moon Bay

 


Sunday June 30 – 4pm – 7pm

JettyWave Distillery

155 Broadway

Half Moon Bay CA, 94019


Wednesday July 12 from 6-7 PM

Golden Gate Park Bandshell

 

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. . . . SOME PREVIOUS SHOWS . . . .

 


 


Michael with Emily Zisman

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 Half Moon Bay Odd Fellows

 Benefit for Youth Services, with Mark Kostrzewa


1 Davenport Ave, Davenport

The Coastal Vine – 2305 Carlos Street, Moss Beach


 

 

 

Listen

Streaming available at lnk.to/MichaelVincentElectricFox

Listen to Samples Here:


To purchase high quality streaming and downloads of albums and individual tracks go to my bandcamp site here.

Videos

If Ever – Michael Vincent and U No Who featuring Haley Lamos
My tribute to the front line workers (of all types) who helped, and are still helping, us make it through the Pandemic of 2020.


Of The Promises by Home Free (featuring Michael Vincent)
This is a tune I wrote many years ago but which, for me and seemingly for others, rings especially true today.


 

Short version of Backwards Land featuring Mickala Cheadle with Michael Vincent and Solorio


8:46 second video for the song Backwards Land featuring Michael Vincent and Solorio, Mary Neidel, Mickala Cheadle and the choir of Beth Eden Baptist Church and pastor Dwight Webster.


Michael Vincent & U No Who at the Golden Gate Park Bandshell (full set)

Filmed and recorded on September 29, 2021 this video performance shows off the band in true form and is a delight to watch and listen to. Enjoy!


A documentary short from Angel Blossom Records and SpeakLo Media… Making The Longest Time. This film is part of the Vocabulary of Expression project at SpeakLo Media

Full performance of “California” at Angelica’s CD Release Party February 1, 2020

Video from Beth Eden Baptist Church in Oakland, CA where we recorded the choir for the climax of Backwards Land.

Full CD Release Show – Palo Alto, CA – November 3, 2018

Click here to watch earlier video from previous CD releases.