Live music makes that special event more special. Michael brings your favorite songs (or an appropriate original) to a wedding, party, or even a wedding proposal. If it's a more solemn occasion, ask him about his tribute song, "Good Souls".
Michael is available as a solo artist, or with his band as "Michael Gaither and His New Best Friends". They back Michael’s originals – and mix in covers from Tom Petty, The Band, and Little Feat. The band can be booked as a duo, trio, or a full five-piece, depending on your venue and requirements.
A sliding-scale is available for any project/event. Contact Michael here through GigSalad.
He really made it a party.
Our family have used Michaels group and him personally for a couple of our parties. In most recent we had Michael play for a memorial service for my father in law. The music was spot on and would recommend him.
Less than a month before my wedding, the musicians I had lined up cancelled. I called Michael and he was more than willing to step in. He did a beautiful job on both songs I asked him to sing, even though one of them was new to him. Michael is a great guy, easy to work with and very talented. I highly recommend him!
Cannot recommend Michael enough!!!!! I don't write reviews often but, felt compelled to write one on him.
I planned a surprise marriage proposal where Mike was playing the part of a random guitarist sitting on the beach. I walked up to him and "talked him into playing us a song or two." He did an amazing job, was totally natural, a very good musician and my fiancé loved him.
I had coordinated with him ahead of time and Michael took it very seriously and really cared about it going well which put me at ease.
I highly recommend him and am sure we will provide the same high quality performance with class that he gave us.
Price Range: Contact for rates
What to Expect
“We have had the great pleasure of having Michael play at our facility for years. Our guests love to sit back, sip wine, and enjoy the music he puts together. He plays music with lyrics that are both fun and entertaining for people of all ages.”
(Annette Hunt, Roudon-Smith Winery, Scotts Valley CA)
“I have often thought that the hardest songs to write concern everyday life. Michael Gaither is a singing storyteller in the style of Tom T. Hall and Roger Miller with a heaping dash of Lyle Lovett in the mix.”
(Uncleshag, The Longtown Sound Podcast and WLSO FM)
“Michael draws the audience into the music through his intelligent, sophisticated lyrics about common everyday subjects to which we can all relate. He sounds like Bob Dylan, if Dylan was born in Texas and moved to Santa Cruz”.
(Ruby Slippers, KVMR-FM 88.9 FM, Nevada City CA)
Michael Gaither was raised on the central California coast and takes the “write what you know” idea to heart, crafting songs that showcase both the nostalgia of small-town life and the foibles of modern technology. Always with plenty of humor in the mix. He turned to songwriting after a background in journalism and a narrow brush with standup comedy. (He sold jokes to Jay Leno. A long time ago. Back when Jay Leno was still funny.) Michael has released four CDs of original material, all of which have received international airplay.
Offstage, Michael produces/hosts the “Songs and Stories” podcast, which features stories behind his songs and interviews with other independent songwriters.
Past Booked Events
|July 28, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Steel Bonnet Brewing, Scotts Valley CA|
|June 24, 2018 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||House Party|
|October 16, 2016 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||CSL Santa Cruz|
|October 08, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Vintage Wine Bar - Redding CA|
|September 25, 2016 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||A Taste of Morgan Hill|
|September 24, 2016 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Octoberfest at Pacific Crest Apiaries|
|September 18, 2016 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||Kuumbwa Jazz Center|
|September 16, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||American River Music Festival|
|September 11, 2016 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Private House Concert - Alameda CA|
|August 25, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Private House Concert - Stanley ID|
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