*** "See You Soon" the new acoustic ep available at iTunes and other digital retaile... ***
*"See You Soon" the new acoustic ep available at iTunes and other digital retailers NOW!
Some very exciting things are happening! Coming off the success of his debut album and years of touring, Michael took some time off to find inspiration for his new album. As an acoustic preview of what's to come, we are releasing a 3 Song Acoustic EP, OUT NOW! Click <a href=""http /click.linksynergy.com
1"target="_blank">HERE!</a>" or go to iTunes to get it NOW! This 3 Song Acoustic EP features the songs "Airplane", "Give Me Your Hand" and "Speed Feels Better".
IN OTHER NEWS: The Hilton Family of Hotels have a new series of commercials which feature Michael's songs "Speed Feels Better" and "Each Other". They are currently airing on NBC, MSNBC and during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Make sure you keep an eye out for them!
Michael will be hitting the road again soon. Stay tuned for tour dates and more information on Michael's next album. For more info go to <a href=""http://www.michaeltolcher.com"target="_blank">www.michaeltolcher.com</a>
*** Michael's Blog from Beijing ***
Hey everybody, I'm leaving for Beijing, China tonight! I'm looking forward to performing at the Olympics... be on the lookout for videos, pics, and blog journals chronicling all of my experiences from over there. I will do my best to make you feel like you are there with me... at the Olympics, in the streets of Beijing, and on the Great Wall!
As a reminder visit <ahref=""http://www.michaeltolcher.com"target="_blank">www.michaeltolcher.com</a>" to stay connected.
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A gifted artist in every sense of the word--writer, singer, musician and performer - Michael Tolcher deftly blends unfailing melodic and organic pop sensibilities with a deep understanding of pop, soul and urban grooves drawn from his Southern upbringing. His debut album, I AM, is an inspired collection of songs and melodies that muse on life, love and social consciousness.
Hailing from Lovejoy, GA, one of Michael's early aspirations was to be an Olympic athlete. He was on his way as a miler, running track at Georgia Tech, until an injury sidelined his career and caused him to refocus on what he wanted out of life. Michael began his musical education while singing in the church choir as a child and was always playing more than a little guitar here and there. Honing his chops busking everywhere from the Atlanta Summer Olympics to the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, where his father was the resident chaplain, Michael broadcasted his new musical gospel via a state-issued guitar and enlightened the local prison community on a weekly basis. A chance encounter with renowned political activist, inmate and father of Tupac, Dr. Mutulu Shakur, impacted Michael greatly.
Says Shakur, who was especially impressed with Tolcher's gift with words, "In his music we are presented with the raw, clever rejection of the forces of NORM, without belligerences. The truth and depth of this artist inspires--begs us for a time of total honesty." Encouraged by this early mentorship and the affirmative response of his new audiences, Michael was convinced to pursue a formal musical career and embarked on a string of cross-country gigs in clubs, bars and coffee houses in search of more fans.
"When I went out, it was me, my van, and my guitar. It was a reflective time in my life, wandering across the country in solitude, seeking mind-opening experiences. At times it was very humbling, and at other times it was very empowering." This solitary creative pilgrimage ultimately became a time of self-discovery, inspiring many of the upcoming songs for I Am.
In the fall of 2003, having finally completed his journey in New York City, Michael set out to produce his debut album on Octone Records with pop crossover producers, Pop Rox. "He doesn't get on the mic and spit some false, brooding bullshit just to stay cool amongst his peers. Michael's words aim to uplift in an era when artists fear committing to thoughtful, uplifting material," testifies Pop Rox.
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