Michael Barrow & The Tourists is a proven band that can create any environment that you are hoping to achieve. We can be chill background music that adds to the atmosphere, or we can demand attention and get a crowd moving. That's up to you. We'll play up to a two hour set to your standard that can include both covers and originals. Give our music a listen and see why it's been streamed over half a million times on Spotify.
Price Range: $500-$3000 and up
Gig Length: 10 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish, Czech
What to Expect
You can expect smooth vocals, intricate guitar solos, and a band that's expressive and rhythmically locked. Our lyrics are introspective and thoughtful, and our music is physically affecting. Our covers can also get pretty upbeat and funky. We know how to jam.
Michael Barrow (Vocals, Guitar), Trevor Harmon (Electric Guitar), Alessandro Improta (Bass), Reed Perkins (Drums), and Zach Collier (Keys) got together in the spring of 2016 in Provo, UT. Rallying around the expressive lyrics and rich vocals of Barrow, they began to inject John Mayer esque guitar lines and warm textures into Barrow's brand of narrative folk.
The band has developed a reputation for their solid live performance and expansive dynamic range, selling out local venues and opening for Ben Rector and The Voice's Ryan Innes. Their debut album, Juneau was mixed and mastered by Chicago native Brian Zieske, who produced the breakthrough records for both The Hush Sound and The Academy Is... in the early 2000's.
Juneau received praise from Indie Music outlets, particularly for the breakout single "Sing Me Something New." Music Existence called the album "an indie music lover's dream," and SLUG Magazine praised its "melodic beauty and narrative complexity."
On March 23, 2018, the band released the Santa Barbara Sessions - a collection of live acoustic takes featuring songs from Juneau, a selection of indie covers, and a brand new song called "All I'll See Is You." Harmon left the band in 2018, with Mark Lanham joining as lead guitarist. The band is currently recording their sophomore album, with producer Brian Zieske returning.
Additional Booking Notes
- 4 microphones
- 4 amp mics OR 2 amp mics and 2 DI boxes
- Monitors preferred
We can bring a PA system and a sound guy if you absolutely need it.
Past Booked Events
|July 13, 2019 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||Festival|
"This Love" - Maroon 5
"Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley
"I'm Gonna Find Another You" - John Mayer
"Dreaming With A Broken Heart" - John Mayer
"Waiting On The World To Change" - John Mayer
"Love Yourself" - Justin Bieber
"Bloom" - The Paper Kites
"Thinking Out Loud" - Ed Sheeran
Influences & Inspiration
John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, The Shins, The Paper Kites, Vulfpeck
4 amp mics OR 2 amp mics and 2 DI boxes