Michael E. Coleman
Michael E Coleman brings a wealth of industry experience as a musician, performer, songwriter, band –director, publisher, and promoter producing his band Musicole w/Michael C. A native of Benton Harbor, Michigan, he is a self-taught musician who began playing guitar in 1971. He attended Columbia school of Broadcasting as a radio announcer after graduating from LaSalle high school in 1975.
Coleman played with the likes of R&B legends Clarence Carter (“Patches”, “Strokin”, etc.), The Platters (“Only You”, “The Great Pretender, etc.), and The Impressions (“People Get Ready”, “It’s Alright”, “Amen”, etc.). He performed in the Indiana University Jazz Ensemble, and co-founded “Congressional Funk” who became an opening act for many greats through out the Midwest circuit. He also toured with “Tangie ‘N’ Tommie” from Columbus, Ohio where he relocated to Houston, Texas to work with “Archie Bell & The Drells”.
Through out the 90’s, Coleman played guitar on Scotia Prince Cruise lines where the floorshow consisted of TV commercials and excerpts. He also had a stint on New York’s Broadway where he sang on “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Grease”, and “A Tribute to Motown”.
Ultimately, Coleman says his utmost ambitions are to take their show worldwide and play at New York’s Madison Square Garden, develop a tribute show to the legendary “Kool & The Gang” and score a movie sound track. As a 35 year veteran, with 25 years of touring, Coleman say’s, “In an industry with very clear cuts parts to success, you’ve got to respect your audience”. It’s your audience, better yet your entire listening public, who will make you or break you in this business.
The Reviews are in!
"Michael is a great example of what you need in a talented musician and then some. He is a very talented professional who will not disappoint with anything he performs or has a say in. I am honored to know Michael and to have worked with him."
"Michael is a talented, dedicated Musician. Throughout the years I have had the privilege of hearing his work and it is excellent. His portfolio is full of his interactions with some of the great legends of our time.
Michael will bring complete satisfaction and enjoyment to any venue."
"Michael is a fantastic entertainer & performer! He always shows up with the goods & delivers just that! A great musician and person!!"
"Michael is a fantastic musician, with great leadership skills. He is an accomplished person who is very detailed when it comes to his music; Michael's goal is to bring the best music he can to the masses, along with his high-energy performances. He's been a great person to work with throughout these years and I highly recommend him."
"Michael is one of the finest guitar players that I've worked with in the Northern Nevada area. He is a complete professional with an unlimited amount of energy and passion on the stage. It has always been a pleasure performing with Michael!"
"Musicole has been a power house band for over 18 years and I have enjoyed following the successes of the band ever since I first met him. I love how they adapt to any kind of music and can incorporate your vision in their music as well. I would highly recommend the band to anyone looking to have a great event with live music."
I have worked with Michael in several music projects and have found him extremely competent. He handled all of his responsibilities well and I would definitely work with him again. He is always working to improve his product and he is a consumate entertainer. Any project that he is involved is destined for success.” March 21, 2011
1st Ray Raab, Musician, Self
Michael Coleman was the guitarist/vocalist/leader of the R&B/soul/funk band "Musicole w/ Michael C" with whom I had the pleasure of working between 2001 and 2006. He is a very professional and detail oriented leader who expects the best from his bandmates. During my tenure with the band, I feel that I was challenged and grew both musically and personally.” March 21, 2011
1st Victor Campanaro, Receiving Clerk, JC Penney
I just have to tell you how much I enjoy sharing musical events with you, man.
As I mentioned on the phone the other day, your encyclopedic knowledge of your own parts – and every note and word of
everyone else’s parts, too! – are available through your instant recall. And in particular, whenever you need to tell a band mate or
side man that he/she needs to play a different note or chord, you do so sweetly, and never in an angry scolding (like some people
This leads to a performance of great peace and harmony and love – and man does it groove!
So anyway, I look forward to our next opportunity to play
music with one another for adoring audiences – particularly, those school children.
Cheers! ~Lee Warner
Michael is a sincere musician that takes great pride in his playing, singing and appearance! Always consistent, well rehearsed, cheerful and outgoing!
Very personable with the audience and always smiling and eager to make things happen! Easy going and honorable! I would work with Michael anytime, anyplace. And would highly recommend him as a solo artist or with the Musicole band.
Band leader, & Vocalist.
Donna Lynne band &
The BigAssBlues All-stars
www.donnalynne.com” April 5, 2011