On The Mend

by Mike Michel

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about

Mike Michel's debut pop/rock groove record is an upbeat recording dedicated to raising awareness for invisible conditions based in the brain. Mike is healing up from severe cases of tinnitus (internal intrusive electromagnetic noises), hyperacusis (severe sensitivity to sound) and OCD. This is Mike's first acoustic guitar focused album. Recorded in the summer of 2016 at The Terrarium (Mpls,MN), Jason Orris (co-producer former tinnitus sufferer) guided Mike on how to navigate in a recording studio again as Mike was learning how not to exacerbate his intrusive brain conditions of the auditory track. Mike is relearning how to create and listen to music without fearing it, literally rewiring his brain. Mike was originally going to use special guest singers to lay down all the vocal tracks but decided to retrain himself how to sing again too. Mike sang, wrote songs, and played guitars in an art rock power trio in the mid 2000's called The Bill Mike Band( check Itunes). On The Mend is filled with lyrical messages on resiliency, courage, hope, and tools to manage mental health. For the last 15 years, Mike has written all of his pop/rock tunes on acoustic guitar but always relied on his Hendrix-infused electric and eclectic guitar style to express himself to his fullest. Mike found solace writing On The Mend on nylon acoustic guitars which have soft tones. These new songs gave Mike sense of purpose again and really inspired his wellness journey and drive to educate people on tinnitus, hyperacusis, mental health, and how to heal himself.

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released May 1, 2017

The On The Mend Family
Mike Michel: Vocals, acoustic guitars, acoustic lap steel guitar
Ian Allison: Bass
Steve Goold: Drums
Produced By: Mike Michel & Jason Orris
Mixed By: Jason Orris
Engineered By: Rob Osterlin
Recording Facility: The Terrarium in Minneapolis, MN
Studio Assistance: Ryan Redders, Kyle Truex, Earl Drake
Album Design: Amy Fastenau
Additional Design: Paul Grenwood
Photography: Mike Madison
Online Collage Photography: Amy Fastenau, Bryan Aaker, Mike Michel
Album Cover Art: Brian Barber
Social Media Art- Kirk Johnson
Co Director: Adam Wahlberg & Think Piece Publishing
Funding: The On The Mend Go Fund Me Family, MacPhail Center For Music, The McKnight Foundation

All songs by Mike Michel
C 2017 by William “ Mike ” Michel
P 2017 Ain’t Not Don’t Gone None Ain’t (ASCAP) & Think Piece Publishing

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Mike Michel Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mike Michel is a Minnesota Music Academy award winning modern songwriter, guitarist and music educator who creates out of Minneapolis, MN. Mike has launched a new music campaign in 2017 called " On The Mend " with Think Piece Publishing. On The Mend is dedicated to raising awareness for tinnitus/hyperacusis & mental health. Welcome to the family and thanks for reading! www.mikemichelmusic.com ... more

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