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Most recent release, Adventures from the Ocean of the Dead (2015)
Michelle Cross rocks a mean vampy piano... do y'all remember when I was going on and on about the perfect rock chick a few months ago? the perfect rock chick is the one who is really graceful and beautiful and who sings these songs that are all graceful and beautiful and then she just starts screaming. And Michelle Cross is as close to my definition of the perfect rock chick as I've EVER come across... sometimes she's shrieking like Polly Jean and other times she's cooing like Jennifer Charles (from Elysian Fields—and yes, she IS on that level of sex-on-legs-osity) and all of the piano is really great and swingy and jazzy or else beautiful and suddenly atonal and chaotic... and she SCATS! I thought I was the ONLY person who even remotely considered doing that anymore (besides Kym Brown's occasionaly "du-du-du-du"s)... and the beauty is that she has a live performance on her website) that is 7 songs and thus 7 mp3s long and it's brilliant... just her and cello and a few cute stories and it's SO good. So DAMMIT, go go go! (John.Drummond)
Recommended first album:
Out of print
Michael Duggan—cello, mandolin
This EP shows promise (good songwriting, strong vocals, nice piano work), but wears her influences on her sleeve. She has a kind of Tori Amos-like voice but her songs are slightly more mainstreamy than most of Tori's—sort of like Tori's early b-sides in a lot of ways. (Neile)
See website for availability
Michelle Cross—piano, keys, vocals
Mathew Prock, Matt Walker
She totally rules. Am in love again. She is terrific. But I do hope she releases some more live-sounding versions of her songs in the future. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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