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Michael "Leroy" Bram


About the Artist

Michael "Leroy" Bram is currently the drummer for Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz. He also served as Mraz' Musical Director from 2008-20010. He has toured the world several times, made numerous television appearances, and performed @ countless festivals.

Michael has recently recorded or performed with Willie Nelson, Joss Stone, John Popper, G.Love and Special Sauce, James Morrison, and Colbie Callait, as well as w/ blues greats Bob Margolin, Mark Hummel, Steve Guyger, Watermelon Slim, Debbie Davies, and Johnny Nicholas. He has toured and recorded with 2007 Blues Music Award nominee,Dave Gross, and 2008 Blues Music Award Nominee, Gina Sicilia; w/ blues harp aces Dennis Gruenling, and Chris O'leary ,w/ slide masters Cindy Cashdollar and Geoff Hartwell and also with cajun music great Steve Riley

Michael is also an accomplished harmonica player and singer, and performs regularly with his blues band, "Michael Bram and the Alternators". He has recorded 3 of his own album which have been played on blues radio programs worldwide. With his new album, "Suitcase in The Hall", Michael has joined forces with Dave Gross to create a production team with an original sound, and an album of classic and original Blues, Country and American Roots Music

It will be released on VIZZTONE RECORDS and will be available at fine music stores worldwide on October 2nd!



We asked... Why Gretsch?

Because of Gretsch’s history with VINTAGE TONE!

Recordings you've played on

Johnny Nicholas and Golden Triangle- "Golden Triangle" (2012)
Michael Bram- "Suitcase In The Hall" (2012)
Debbie Davies- "After The Fall" (2012) M.C. Records
The Chris O'Leary Band- "Waiting For The Phone To Ring" (2012) VizzTone
Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans- "Dallas Blues" (2012) ManHatTone Records
Brad Hatfield- "Uphill From Anywhere" (2012)
The Itty Biddies- "The Itty Biddies" (2012)
Jonah Smith- "Live One" (2012) Voluptuary Records
Michelle Tam- "Peace,Love,Music,and Laughs" (2012)
Johnny Childs- "Groove" (2011)
Fuzzy Flow- "Lion In The Track" (2011) Craved Artist Records
Debbie Davies- "No Half Steppin': Sean Costello Tribute" (2011) VizzTone
Bob Margolin- "No Half Steppin': Sean Costello Tribute (2011) VizzTone
Shawn Pander- "Notes From Hoover Street" (2011)
Bushwalla- "The Man Who Invented The Sky" (2010) MixTape Music
Watermelon Slim- "No Half Steppin': Sean Costello Tribute" (unreleased2010) VizzTone
Jason Mraz and Willie Nelson- "The Way Is Love"(unreleased2010) Atlantic
Jason Mraz's" Beautiful Mess-Live From Earth" (cd/dvd)(2009) Atlantic
Jason Mraz - "Live in the UK 2009"- limited edition ep (2009) Atlantic
Jason Mraz-"Live @ Highline Ballroom,NYC" (dvd) (2008)Atlantic
Dennis Gruenling-"I Just Keep Lovin Him" (2008) Backbender Records
Dave Gross- "Crawilng the Walls" (2008) SwingNation/VizzTone
Salme Dahlstrom- "The Acid Cowgirl Audio Trade" (2008) Kontainer Music
Dave Gross- BBC Blues Radio Program/Paul Jones(2007) unreleased
Little Maestros- "Postcards From My Mind" (2007) KidRhino/WarnerMusicGroup
Little Maestros- "Word is on the Playground" (2006) KidRhino/WarnerMusicGroup
Gina Sicilia- "Allow Me To Confess" (2006) SwingNation/Vizztone
Michael Bram and the Alternators- "self titled" (2006) Royus Records
Little Maestros- "Welcome Home" (2005) KidRhino/WarnerMusicGroup
Michael Bram - "Leroy" (2004) Royus Records
ABOYANDAGIRL- "self titled" (2003) independent/Kontainer
ABOYANDAGIRL - "Thinkin' About It" (2002) RUFFLIFE Records
Brett Rothenhaus- "Flying Once Again" (2002) Ten Good Records
The New York Bartlebees- "On the Move" (2001)
Brian Sendrowitz- "Morning Is Broken" (1998)
The Hounds Of WhoopAss - "self titled" (1998)


Influences

Chess Records, Sun Records, Art Blakey, Levon Helm, Jay Bellerose, Grateful Dead, John Bonham, Muddy Waters,Little Walter, Willie Nelson

Advice

LISTEN TO EVERYTHING,,, TAKE EVERY GIG YOU CAN (if you are available). HAVE FUN!! SMILE!! SAY THANK YOU!!!

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