Michel Neray


“Audiences love how the very different characters on stage come together into one cohesive voice, with beautiful harmonies, strong acoustic rhythm, and gritty slide guitar! The songs and stories blend the lyrical sensibilities of Leonard Cohen, the musical styling of Jason Isbell, and the vocal versatility of Billy Joel.”

Listening to Michel’s playlist of influences is like island hopping across the world through time, without ever getting stuck in a single place or time period.

From T-Bone Walker to the Beatles to Dylan to Joni Mitchell to Van Morrison to Springsteen; Jethro Tull to XTC; Johnny Hartman to Cesaria Evora; Joan Armatrading and Jesse Colin Young to Joe Jackson; Talking Heads to the Clash; Stray Cats to Grace Jones; Michel Jonasz to Angelique Kidjo to Thomas Mapfumo; Leonard Cohen to Jason Isbell; Lhasa de Sela to Jimmy Eat World…

Even Spotify gets dizzy!

Take all those influences and stir in the years of wisdom from a life that just won’t slow down. Then add a little red earth and some sparkle from the night sky, with a grin and twinkle of a mannish boy’s eye.

Michel’s songs are musical journeys that dig into the human experience, with ear worm worthy melodies and quirky, intelligent lyrics that make you think, feel, smile, and move!

As a professional motivational speaker, Michel is a natural storyteller. He livens up his performances with stories and conversation that keep the audience engaged beyond the music.




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