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.