The Michael Louis Band plays Brooklyn Swamp Music. Blues, Funk, Soul & RnB mixes and swirls to create an original sound.
TMLB is: Michael Louis – Guitar/Vocals, Andrei Sebastian – Bass & Keith Crupi – Drums
“You guys may be from New York, but it must be South New York” – Roland Janes (Sun Studio Guitarist & Engineer at Sam Phillips Recording, Memphis, TN)
I AM ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE REVIEW DEC 2013 OF “MORNING GASOLINE” HOLY SMOKES and GEE WIZ! The Michael Louis Band brings one of the most
impressive rock n’ roll projects we’ve heard this year. On the band’s latest release, Morning Gasoline, The MLB brings their own brand of tasty treats wrapped in what they call, “Brooklyn Swamp Music”. This sound is like a slice of NYC pizza pie, with a big ole glass of country Georgia sweet tea on the side. Get your earpetite ready for one of the greatest musical feasts its ever had.
Opening up the album is the title track, “Morning Gasoline”, which is a smash hit in my book. The song is well written, and Michael Louis delivers a great vocal performance atop some of the hottest music production in circulation today. It’s not easy to produce a song that, if given the right exposure, would land a band in heavy rotation at top rock stations and likely a Grammy nod. If you want to hear how great blues-rock music should be done, check out this track.
In addition to the title track, The Michael Louis Band offers their own rendition of Stevie Wonder’s classic hit, “Superstition,” and I must say, “The boys killed it!” The fact that The MLB even had the gonads to try it is a reason to give it a listen, not to mention show
some serious respect to them for doing a great job interpreting one of Stevie’s greatest songs.
Overall, both The Michael Louis Band and their album, Morning Gasoline, are both major assets to the music industry. This band’s contributions to the art form of crafting great songs are appreciated by the folks at I Am Entertainment Magazine. If you’re looking for
the perfect gift to give this Christmas holiday, and the recipient is a fan of great rock n’ roll music, this is a great option.
ROCHESTER CITY NEWS (before the show) Man, there’s gotta be a lotta things going on in Michael Louis’ head. He’s clearly a blues-rocker, but just about everything from the vinyl vault sneaks up in his classic bar-band bop. Neither masked nor caped, this Brooklyn ‘n’ bread guitar slinger cops the hero pose behind some tasty blues, rock and funk. Guitar players watch and wish while the dancers dance and the joint starts to jump. – (Frank DeBlase)
ROCHESTER CITY NEWS (after the show) Brooklyn guitarist Michael Louis brought his trio to the Dinosaur (BBQ) for the first time last Wednesday night. Louis is a jukebox mixing and Mish-mashing styles at a whim. His originals are a groovy amalgam of whatever you could want. His covers are tweaked and beautifully wrong; a reggae version of Bobby Fuller’s “I Fought The Law,” or a Killer version of Hendrix’s “Machine Gun”. The band played an inspired set playing well off one another with Cheshire grins. –(Frank DeBlase)
“Blues-rock has been written off more times than Jimmy Page. Yet every once in a while there’s a record with one foot in bellbottomed past and one in the present, reminding music heads that rattlesnake riffs – when paired with soulful songs -.are always in style. “South New York” is one of those platters. Brooklyn guitarist Michael Louis is an absolute tone pimp. The album’s toothy guitar sounds hold their own against those by better-known revivalists such as Marc Ford and Derek Trucks. Although “South New York” includes brief detours into 12-bar shuffles, it spends most of its time highlighting what Louis does best: unearthing new classic rock gems”. – Matt Wake More Sugar Magazine
“Although the band is based in New York, his music has nothing to do with the one normally done in that city or around the state. The Michael Louis Band are not even an usual blues band, although they have some blues influences. Michael Louis and his musicians gave us a collection of songs in the pure tradition of Southern rock, but also quite close of what is called as ‘psychedelta’, always with an original touch of soul, funk and country music. All of them show a tasteful cool originality, together with a wide knowledge, both in performing and in the way they drive their musical speech.” La Hora Del Blues (Barcelona, Spain)
“Brooklyn’s Michael Louis Band is a hard working, big sounding and righteous power Blues trio that cuts to the chase and drives on. Louis has found the Seger boogie and the sublimely rocking profundity of Cream. Feedback and fuzz, sliding and grinding and rapid fire axe share time with soulful stretching out. These guys bring it from the woods to the city. Krang!” – Mark Gresser Dr. Blues
“interesting stuff and more up my alley, roots, bluesy jammy, raw, southern … yea i dug this one and they can play for blues crowds, jam crowds, roots crowds … production decent and over all, dug it Michael Louis Band with some touring, i imagine they do, will probably gain fans from all genrés … i put MLB in my iTunes and will probably play some cuts from time to time” – Todd Wolfe DJ WLVR 91.3 FM Bethlehem
“The Michael Louis Band – Can you say Southern power trio? I can! If I didn’t know any better, I’d have sworn that the song submitted by this band was recorded in the mid-1970s by some peers of The Allman Brothers Band. The fact that the band’s base of operations is Brooklyn, NY is downright shocking! Seriously. Great vocals, great instrument work, fantastic groove…this band has captured my interest! Check them out waveriders.” Ripple Music Blogspot http://www.ripplemusic.blogspot.com/2012/09/it-came-from-reverbnation-8.html
TMLB Website – www.michaellouis.net