Michigan Curve is a tight, tough blues outfit whose members are dedicated to delivering a powerful punch. M.C. lays it down heavy, righteous and with attitude.
The four members of this rough-and-tumble crew grew up in working-class blue-collar neighborhoods. Their style reflects the mood of those times with its raw vocals and tuff riffs, from the softest soft to the growl and the grooviest grove.
The barking slide and growling vocals of Mike Nicolson, the band’s frontman, gives the band its bite. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he is highly influenced by that, as well as Chicago blues and the formative “country” greats. Mike began playing the guitar shortly after the wheel was invented.
The heart of the band is bassist Mr. Clements and drummer Ken Doskotch. Mr. Clements provides the powerful bottom end along with his arranging and composition talents. Ken, his long-term musical partner, delivers dynamism and drive with a “rocky” edge. Andre (The Professor) Kaufmann on lead guitar and sax completes the machine. Dynamic and arresting sounds flow out of him which complement the band’s philosophy of “be real and a bit different.”
For details about the band, visit michigancurve.ca.
There is no cover charge, the band is taking the stage at 9 p.m. Check out flyingcanoe.ca or The Flying Canoe West Coast Pub facebook page for more details.
— Flying Canoe West Coast Pub