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Genre : Alternative Rock
Location : Albany, New York
Michale Graves kicked in the door of the music scene in 1995 as the lead singer and songwriter of one of the most legendary punk rock bands of all time, The Misfits. The third of three videos produced, his song "Scream" was directed by George A. Romero, the man who also directed Night of The Living Dead. Michale appeared in Romero's film Bruiser performing "Fiend Without a Face" which was also penned by Graves specifically for Romero's film.
For nearly two decades Michale Graves has been entertaining, influencing and informing a growing audience world-wide. His journey as an artist has ignited a passion. A passion that motivates his desire to reach out, create a dialogue, and build a platform to discuss and interact on pop-culture, people, and the world around us. Driven by the pursuit of quality and harmony in everything that he is involved in, Michale travels the world and looks into the eyes and hearts of tens of thousands of fans.
Since 2016, Michale Graves has toured and recorded relentlessly with his band in support of the albums When Worlds Collide and The World Turned Upside Down. He’s also continues touring as a solo acoustic production in support of the albums Bedlam (2016) and Backroads (2017).
Michale attributes his vocal capabilities and strength that sets him apart from all others in the business to his time studying under Don Lawrence in New York City.
In 2012, Michale joined forces with Mark Allen Stuart and as President & Managing Director of the Music Group of Hydraulic Entertainment. Over 20 album releases have occurred since that time with the videos, music and collaborations building an enormous catalogue of sound and sights.
Michale has made appearances on Ted Turner’s WCW Monday Nitro, Thursday Thunder and a pair of pay-per-view matches alongside his friend, Vampiro.
2006 also saw the release of Michale's sophomore solo album, Return To Earth. Upon completion of that associated tour, Michale created a short film entitled The Blackness and The Forest that told the story of his "Almost Home Campaign" and the advocacy work he did for The West Memphis Three.
Partnering with SOS Records in 2007, Michale released Illusions featuring five songs he wrote along with Damien Echols, who at the time was being held in solitary confinement on Arkansas death row. Damien Echols has since been released from prison. A national acoustic tour soon followed to rave reviews. Michale solidfied his unique ability to command an audience with only his voice, guitar, stories and songs.
Expanding upon his acting career, Michale appeared in the feature film Perkins 14 as Eric Ross directed by Craig Singer as part of Horrorfest’s 8 Films To Die For. Michale also recorded new songs and a video, written and inspired by his filming experience on location in Romania including a collaboration with one of the film’s stars Patrick O'Kane. Those songs, along with live tracks from the acoustic Illusions tour, were released in October, 2008.
After heading home from Romania, Michale teamed up with Marky Ramone of The Ramones and played together in a band called Blitzkrieg. They toured the world playing all the best classic songs that led up to the induction of The Ramones into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The lineup also garnered a spot at Rock In Rio. Michale penned two singles for the project, "When We Were Angels" and "If and When". An animated video was produced for “Angels" and all proceeds from “Angels” benefits The Wounded Warrior Fund.
In 2018 Michale marked his solo return to Europe with his highly acclaimed “Beginning of the End Tour.” When the year is complete he will have toured in 23 countries and played over 150 shows. Currently on ‘The Course Of Empire Tour’ he continues to bring himself and his artistry to his fans in a worldwide capacity. He continues to expand his brand to include products that reflect his lifestyle and activities. Always seeking ways to promote well being and uplift the individual through art and entertainment Michale Graves leads an innovative charge forward.