What makes a performer a star? Musical chops, charisma, dance moves, and a terrific singing voice? All of that helps, but a true musician knows that the picture isn't complete without the passion and understanding of music history. Mychael Gabriel has it all down pat. As the musical collaborator and lead guitarist for the legendary percussionist Sheila E., his performance skills and stage presence are beyond argument.
Just in case you're wondering whether he's got that out of the box creativity, he's brought along his vivid imagination for his single "Ghost In The Midnight," a more intimate look into naked truth for his single “Honesty," a call to action for us all to stand together with "Fury" and "Invictus." His latest release "Sights and Sounds" is just a taste of what 2021 has to offer from this MPLS Artist.
A dazzling "MPLS funk, synth-pop fresh thrill" - as the artist himself calls it. Released exactly at midnight on New Years Day - "Sights and Sounds" rings of the possibilities of the future as we embrace a new day.
2020 impacted us all and is a reminder of what we can become when we unite. A house divided against itself cannot stand, but when we are ONE, when we simply stand together, we are invincible, we are -"Invictus"and we are "Fury." These two songs were created in honor of those lost as a result of injustice and those who fought against injustice... you will never be forgotten.
"Honesty" is both a continuation and a refinement of the musical ideas MG introduced on the propulsive "Ghost In The Midnight.” "Honesty" retains the dizzy rush of its predecessor but turns up the slow burn. Mychael Gabriel has something to say about candor, and urgency, and the interaction between forthrightness and fantasy. Because he's a skilled composer, the song builds from a slow, amorphous groove to a magnetic chorus. Because he's an incendiary musician, he caps the song with a lightning flash of a guitar solo.
The funk-rock singer-songwriter performs right in a series of outrageous outfits for “Ghost In The Midnight,” all of which he pulls off with style and flare. Hanging behind him are garment racks with a number of nostalgic outfits connected to his musical upbringing.
All of which - written, performed, produced, engineered, mix and mastered by Mychael Gabriel himself. The saga known as the Minneapolis Sound continues...
Mychael Gabriel's background in the musical arena has been a colorful one: Writer, producer, arranger, engineer, mixer, musician - his extensive collaborations in the professional music arena include: Sheila E., Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr, Hanz Zimmer, Usher, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Beck, Common, Gary Clark Jr., St. Vincent, Miguel, H.E.R., Juanes, Goapele, Joss Stone, Earth Wind and Fire, Gloria Estefan, C.O.E.D., Escovedo Family, George Duke, George Clinton, Freddie Stone (of Sly and the Family Stone), Debi Nova, Israel Houghton, George Benson, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Avery Sunshine, Ellis Delaney, Kevin Ross, Johnny Gill, Peter Rafelson, Jean-Marie
Horvat, Victor Wooten, Damon Castillo,collaborations
with MasterClass, DreamWorks Animation, ABC Network, 2007 and 2012 Latin Grammy Awards, 2016 BET Awards, Super Bowl XXVI, 2020 Grammy Awards, 2020 Grammy Salute to Prince, and so much more...