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by Michael King

"Motion" has songs filled with affected guitar sounds combined with progressive live drumming and loops as well as layers of piano parts, all this with King's trademark song writing
Genre: Pop: Today's Top 40
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Motion: If all life is taking cover, I'd rather be discovered b
5:07 album only
2. Re-Invention: Why would anybody be somebody else?
4:29 album only
3. In Their World: In this world of perfect simulationk, you know
2:59 album only
4. Waiting For Godot
5:13 album only
5. Fragile Heart
3:39 album only
6. Cold Life
7:21 album only
7. Sooner Or Later
5:12 album only
8. Late
5:24 album only
9. Faith Of A Star
4:57 album only


Album Notes
Here are hightlight lines from each song on "Motion".
1. Motion: "If all life is taking cover, I'd rather be discovered, but I don't know if you see me at all."
2. Re-invention: "Why would anybody be somebody else?"
3. In Their World: "In this world of perfect simulation, you know nothing ever, ever should change."
4. Waiting for Godot: "...Chaucer and Shakespeare for heros..."
5. Fragile Heart: "...a shooting star on a nervous night..."
6. Coldlife: "...it's easier to hate believing you've been done wrong."
7. Sooner or Later: "love is the only way."
8. Late: "Heaven leave a light on now, I am late."
9. Faith of a Star: "...we can look our children in the eyes and know they have a chance at life 'cause someone else is on the front lines."


Michael King is one of Detroit's hardest working Musicians with three solo CD's to his credit and over 30 CD's he's produced.

MOTION (2003) King's latest CD is a departure from the singer-songwriter style fans may be expecting. Motion has songs filled with King's affected guitar sounds, reminiscent of Pink Floyd combined with progressive live drumming and loops as well as layers of piano parts, all this with King's trademark song writing.

A THOUSAND FACES (2000) Every Face tells a story...In "A Thousand Faces", King reverses the current song-writing trend of inward reflection and shines light on his audience. His songs reflect the lives of private people; a nostalgic woman dances by the moon, a gambler rolls the dice. King deliver his audience into the lives of real people who have powerful experiences to share.

NEVADA (1998) Powerful rhythms, timeless melodies, lyrics reaching beyond the surface, Michael King's debut album, "Nevada" has songs that take you to worlds and places beyond your own. "Nevada" brings new insights to universal thoughts and situations. "Nevada" combines solid musicianship based in acoustic and electric guitar with edgy, honest lyrics and songs that ask important questions. King is not afraid to address the dark side, even as he sends the poignant message hope is always within reach.

Michael King is an active voice in the Detroit music scene. He has been involved in projects with Atlantic Records, EMI publishing and MCA Records. He also worked closely with producer Rupert Hine during the development of the album, "One By One By One"-- an album King recorded while writing/performing with his former band, Rebel Heels (Atlantic Records). King established himself as a prominent producer with over 25 CD's to his credit, working with artists
such as: Howling Diabolos, James Wailin', J.D. Lamb, Stewart Francke, Barbara Payton, Terry Farmer and The Hope Orchestra, as well as a studio owner recording/mixing artist such as Jesus Jones (mixed new CD, London) and The Chieftains (recorded miscellaneous demos).

King was nominated Detroit's Producer Of The Year 3 years in a row as well as Best Instrumentalist in 2000.

While Michael King's CD's are creative and multi-dimensional, nothing matches the excitement of The Michael King Band live. Raw, emotional, energetic, and spontaneous are the trademarks of each show. The power and magic of their performances comes from a combination of two unique aspects; (one) arguably the best players in Detroit, (two) who are challenged by layered and textured music that demands each player bring their best chops to the table. Every player is on the line during a Michael King Band performance and each player is in the spot light every night. During a performance the songs themselves become templates for extended jams and aggressive interplay.

His work has been featured at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival as well as at the The Ark, Ponitac Arts, Beats and Eats, Ann Arbor Art Fair, The Magic Bag and The Tuscan Cafe.



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