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Born in Newcastle, England, Michael Shotton loved music from the moment he discovered The Beatles. Subsequently performing, by the ripe old age of three, Michael accumulated years of experience playing drums (southpaw!) and singing in countless original, top-40 and specialty tribute acts. In 1988, Michael signed to Herb Alpert’s label, A&M, with the pop-based group “Diamond Life”, who’s hit “Habits of the Heart” still, gets play on Canadian AOR radio. This launched one of the most diverse, storied kinds of careers that could possibly be imagined.

He plays: he sings: he entertains. But he also writes: he engineers: he produces. Consult his friends and family, as character witnesses: they will say, “It doesn’t do Mike justice, to simply say he’s versatile, or eclectic. He’s possessed by an inexhaustible, energetic spirit.”

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He has also been the voice behind many radio & television commercials such as Coke, Labatts, Coors, Crunchie, Foster, The Bay and many more. In 1998, Michael became part of “The Outpatients”, releasing their debut album “Anxious Disease” (Teichiku/Virgin). This album features the members of Guns n’ Roses (including a duet with Axl Rose). Steve Stevens of Billy Idol and Louis Conte of Phil Collins. His wide vocal range, style and presence allow him to perform everything from rock and R&B to corporate and orchestral show.

Michael Shotton on stage…

Jeans ‘n Classics Queen Rock Symphony

Michael Shotton got the audience snapping, clapping and rockin’ as the Jeans ‘n Classics Rock Symphony paid homage to the greatest Queen hits.
The highlight for me was when they asked the kids to join them on stage and ring some bicycle bells for the encore Bicycle. All in all, the night was great trip back in time. If you’re still looking for a trip down memory lane with some amazing music from the 60’s, you won’t want to miss Classic Albums Live when they perform The Beatles’ Abbey Road – note for note, cut for cut. And if you’ve taken your picture in front of our Abbey Road wall, don’t forget to post the photo to our Facebook page or Twitter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show and dinner at a pub!
I hope to see you there,
Sandra Bender
CEO

Queen Rock Symphony

Photograph by Paul Barrie, courtesy of urbanheromagazine.com

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