"I saw Michael perform in Sydney recently, from the first song I was captivated by his effortless talent. He's an asset to Australian soul music and I'm excited to see what the future holds."
M-Phazes (Ruel, Kimbra, Eminem, Pharaoh Monch)
Singer, song-writer and guitarist, Michael Duchesne (Du-shane) is described by many as a powerful, distinctive and engaging performer; from his delivery to his vocal tone and guitar work right down to his songwriting. Michael's musical influences stem from soul music as the cornerstone of his genre bending sound, however, it's his unique tone and powerful vocal ability that effortlessly commands attention.
In 2011, Michael opened for internationally acclaimed soul musician Eric Bennet, performed the Manly Jazz Festival in 2013 & 2015, opened for Hot Chocolate 2014 Australia tour, and played the opening act on the International Stage at Soulfest Sydney 2014. Since 2014, Michael has toured with 2014 Australia's Got Talent Winners, Uncle Jed, opened for soul singer Vivien Sessoms and has performed as lead singer for blues & rock band, Mogadishu Family Band. Michael has also worked in studio along side bands and artists such as RÜFÜS, Luna Grand and most recently, Australian rock legend, Ian Moss (Cold Chisel).
"Michael crafts music that dwells in spaces where the sunset meets the horizon, oscillating between perfect stillness and staring the endless landscape of possibilities squarely in the eye.
- Krystel Diola, FBi Radio Host, editor @ Behind The Front, Tour DJ
"When an artist like Michael Duchesne comes forth with his effortless brand of honest, pure and authentic hybrids of soul / folk musings, one can be forgiving for instantly wanting more"