new energy to the music world. Michael Mandella is that unique talent
who blends the raw "American Outlaw" vibe of Merle Haggard with the
contemporary styling of Kid Rock, the rock music of Lynyrd Skynyrd with
the flavor of Garth Brooks, always maintaining integrity to the
traditions of down home country music.
Michael tells tales through his music and words from his own life and
experiences, and expresses the angst, tenderness and passion we all know
only too well. The first single, "Simple Things," is truly a reflection
of Michael's philosophy on life.
I've heard it said that the true sign of a Country Western singer is
their ability to convey their own feelings through their songs. It's
also been said that a Country Music artist has to live the life they
sing about. If both of those statements are true then Michael Mandella
is a true Country Western singer.
Michael has the unique ability to translate his thoughts and emotions
to song-be it someone else's music and lyrics or his own. The reason
he does is so well is his life has been a roller coaster of highs and
Michael never knew his biological father and his stepfather was a cruel
man to both he and his mother. Fortunately he had loving and giving
grandparents and a mom, who despite her own pain and suffering, taught
him the value of family, faith and friendship.
His talent was spotted at a young age and it looked as if his life was
meant for success until a tragic accident left his two of his band
members dead and Michael severely burned and injured. And yet he never
gave up even though he struggled with drug abuse.
Now completely clean, healthy and strong, he is set for the next phase
of his career. Reuniting with his surviving band members he has
re-ignited his career and wows audiences wherever he goes.
Part Merle Haggard, Garth Brooks and a mix of other contemporary and
classic country music performers, Michael incorporates classic and
modern Country Music with a smattering of other music genres.
Regardless of what song he sings, Michael pours out his soul and is
unafraid to share his feelings.
A talented singer, songwriter and guitarist, Michael lets all of his
talents shine through in his latest CD release: American Outlaw
by Cold Steel Records