Prophet? Performer? Prince? Whatever you choose to call Karmen Michael, there is no denying that he is a true artist and a true entertainer. Karmen writes, produces, and performs his works. He masterfully transports audiences to the deep places of self discovery and reflection with poignant lyrics and dynamic instrumentation. Just when you think that you are going back in time, Karmen presents you with music’s future.
As an indie artist, Karmen chart’s his own course, delivering with his larger than life performances while commanding his voice to reach the depths of his bass and the highs of his tenor. His style ranges from soothing and soulful one minute, to rhythmic and powerful the next. Karmen has a genuine southern charm accompanied with an engaging & charismatic personality that is simply captivating.
Karmen Michael was raised alongside four siblings amidst the humble backdrop of Texas. But at a time when most kids are out playing, Karmen was dreaming of a better life for his family. Karmen found solace in music using the family coffee table as an imaginary piano, he dreamed of being an artist. “We couldn’t afford music lessons or a piano, so you learn to hear music in your head first.” Karmen Michael’s musical talents were polished performing with local theater groups, gospel choirs, dance companies, the youth symphony, and the local opera company. At 19-years-old, Karmen decided to leave the Lone Star State to follow his passion and pursue a professional music career, in New York City. Within weeks after making a home in Harlem, Karmen was performing at local clubs, open mic sets, and lounges throughout the city. A graduate of New York’s Institute of Audio Research, Karmen plays over a half dozen instruments and has a dynamic vocal range. He has worked on and released several projects since 2002. His current single, “London” is the first off his Indie Music Volume I. - Rock N’ Roll Funk & Soul