MyNameIsJohnMichael is a 6 piece indie rock band born and raised in New Orleans, which began as a solo project in 2008 when lead singer John Michael Rouchell accepted a friendly challenge to write, record, and release 52 songs in one year. Only 4 months into the project, a 6 piece MyNameIsJohnMichael was realized, and in March of 2009 the group put out their self-released debut album, The People That Come and Go. The tracks from the album came from the 52 songs of 2008 and were voted on and selected by fans.
Full of vibrant energy and explosive performance, MyNameIsJohnMichael’s live shows go unrivaled, featuring trumpets, trash cans and chains. Pronounced Best New Artist/Band out of The Big Easy by several publications, MyNameIsJohnMichael is one of the South’s best live bands. The group wrapped up a great year playing festivals like Bonnaroo, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Voodoo Fest, CMJ and SXSW to great reviews from publications like SPIN and The Metro.
SPIN Magazine featured MyNameIsJohnMichael as one of the Top 25 Bands to See at CMJ 2009, calling the sound, "straight forward, plaintive acoustic balladry infused with a bit of brassy Big Easy bravado. " The review was followed quickly by The Metro’s declaration that MyNameIsJohnMichael was one of the 5 top bands you should have seen at CMJ in their article “OMG,” stating “a Bayou-flavored version of the Arcade Fire’s anthemic indie pop, [this] six-piece band sing dead-on harmonies and rock out ferociously when the occasion calls for it.”
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