Michael Hensen is multi-instumentalist, singer and songwriter from Virginia Beach, VA. Michael is available as a solo artist or with his full band Groove Machine. Performing acoustic modern rock for over 20 years in the likeness of Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, 3 Doors Down, Live, and other similar artists. He is avaiable for shows all throughout the east from New York to Florida. Contact Michael today for a live performance that meets your needs and budget.
Price Range: Depends on event
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
A good selection of Original and Cover songs, from artists like: Sublime, 3 Doors Down, Justin Timberlake, One Republic, Maroon 5, Shinedown, STP, Pearl Jam, Live and many others.
I will be a acoustic showman, performing with acoustic guitars and ukulele with a loop pedal with professionally sequenced beats. You may also hire the band in which I currently perform as a Trio with Bass Player and Drums.
Full Sound Gear is usually provided unless its not required. Included in our PA are, 2 15 HB Tops, 1 Floor Monitor, 2 Vocal Mics, all amps and other equipment provided. Also have background music as well streaming Pandora, and other needed music.
We also can fly personalized banners and our own banners for advertising and brand representation if needed. (Yes, we can create the banner for you, design it.. and bring it with us to fly on the day of the event)
Also we host a merch table with T-shirts, Stickers, CD's and more if allowed.
Thank you for considering the artist known as Michael Hensen. Michael Hensen is a modern rock artist and producer originating from Virginia Beach, VA. Michael has been described as having a familiar rock sound, laced with soulful vocals and highly energetic rhythms. What makes Michael unique is his performance using custom beats and synth sequences, he’s incorporated into his live show. On any given night you can hear a mix of heavy guitar, poppy dance beats and clear vocals rounding out his performance. Please take sometime to get to know the artist Michael Hensen.
Michael Hensen is now performing regionally along the East Coast. He has been a performer in the local modern rock scene for over 17 years. Michael also participated in running a recording studio called Digital One Studios focusing on Modern Rock, Hip Hop and R&B. (2004-2005)
Michael has played in a number of bands in the area, including Cousin Mary, Jack Tripper, Formula 8, and the band Solace. Michael has recorded songs from a variety of genre’s including, modern rock, hip hop, r&b, pop and dance. In 2010, he had four placements with MTV Networks, for MTV Cribs episodes. Michael has also performed in the summer concerts series at 17th st, Festevents : Town Point Park Concerts and local talent showcase Romonta and friends. Spending the summer of 2012 touring in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, he was able to create an NC fanbase with shows averaging 40-70 people a show. ie., Barefoot Bernies, Chilli Peppers, The PIT, and Mulligan’s Bar & Grill.
Michael has released 3 CD’s to CD Baby and a performers profile on ReverbNation. He has also been distributed to places like iTunes, Napster, Rapsody, Tunecore, Amazon, BestBuy and about 40 other online retailers. Michael has an online fan outreach reported in August 2012 by (link hidden), at 134,239 fans online. His Facebook Fanpage has shown an increase of 1500% over the last 6 months, starting at an average of 230 fans and now reporting over 3,500 Facebook fans. His Myspace has well over 10,000 unique fan visits and has had over 10,500 unique song plays. Michael has played in a variety of venues’ in the south eastern Untied States.
Additional Booking Notes
We can support sound for any gig in the Hampton Roads area. When playing shows outside the area, I can also supply all PA gear needed for the shows. Both for Solo and Acoustic Trio shows.
For Full Band shows, if lighting is needed and stage setup... that will have to be supplied by the entertainment buyer. We can look into sound provision if needed, but we would have to have more then a months notice.
Past Booked Events
|April 20, 2018 • 8:30pm - 8:45pm||Nonprofit Event|
|November 04, 2017 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Grand Opening|
What i got – Sublime
Drive – Incubus
Santeria – Sublime
What goes around – J Timberlake
Apologize – One Republic
Interstate Lovesong – STP
When i come around – Green Day
Indifference – Pearl Jam
I Alone – Live
Let me go – 3 doors down
Love song – 311
Hero – Foo Fighters
Born To be wild – Steppenwolf
Dock of the bay – Otis Redding
Crazy – Ceelo
Plush – STP
Senorita – J. Timberlake
Rollerskate – Steel Pulse
If you only knew – Shinedown
Addiction – Ryan Leslie
Never let me down – Depeche Mode
In the end – Linkin Park
Fly away – Lenny Kravitz
Get Lucky – Draft Punk
Good – Better than Ezra
Rooster – Alice in chains
Lightening Crashes – Live
Too Close – Alex Clare
Heartless – Kris Allen version
Wonderwall – Oasis
Influences & Inspiration
Bands like Live, Lenny Kravitz, Our Lady Peace, Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Seal, Jeff Buckley, U2, REM and many others.
3 Microphones, preferably Shure 58 or better
2 Powered EV, QSC, or like Top speakers
2 Bottoms - Powered or Non Powered Sub woofers, pref. EV, QSC, JBL
1 Mixer, either vitual console or digital console with 16 channel cap. perf. Pre Sonus, Mackie, or better
Lightbar with Par 56-64 cans either 4 per side
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