While fans are immediately struck by the relevance of the evocative lyrics, they are ultimately won over by Michael Wood Band’s attention to all the elements that make for great, classic sounding rock music. The live show is pure energy, with smoking guitar leads, melodic rhythms, and a seriously infectious groove. Catchy guitar driven originals blend with classic and contemporary rock favorites for a seamless show. From Canada’s west coast, the four-piece features Michael Wood (vocals/guitar), Josh Weed (guitar/vocals), Jon Burgundy (bass/vocals), and Alex Campbell (drums/vocals). The band’s sound reflects multiple influences ranging from jazz to pop to classic rock, and diverse topics, such as the Arab Spring (Should We Be Afraid), over commercialism (End of the World) and finding your own path (I Think I'll Just Go to Bed).
MWB’s first album “Occupy This” was released in May, and the band has since played everything from small charity shows to large festivals, including a performance at the Calgary Stampede. “It’s really great to see people responding so positively to our music.” says frontman Michael Wood. “People hear the songs and see our video for the single “End of the World” and are really excited to have us out to play. It’s been really encouraging.“ One club owner raves “We had an incredible response from the patrons and staff which all had nothing but great things to say. We even had a few members of some other bands that play our venue and they were blown away by their ability and diversity. Anytime they are coming through Calgary we would love to bring them back. We wish the Michael Wood Band the greatest success in the future!!!”
Response from industry experts has also been positive. Recently MWB was selected as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition from 20 thousand entries worldwide, and nominated for two Vancouver Island Music Awards. Receiving radio play nationwide, MWB was voted New Artist of the Month on Ontario’s CKXS FM. Recorded at the Barn Recording Studio (Randy Bachman, Buffy Sainte-Marie) "Occupy This" continues to bring them new fans, proving that the MWB are as dedicated to writing and recording great songs as they are to playing an incredible live show.