Lead singer and front man from the BADLOVES. Available for your function, venue or party as a solo acoustic or with a crew of top local musicians.
Song List Print Full Song List
The Badloves – Get On Board
High On A Mountain
What’s On Your Mind?
Spirit In The Sky
Time permitting Michael will also perform a selection of songs from the band’s second album Holy Roadside” and his solo albums “Ho’s Kitchen” and “Barefoot”
Lead singer and front man from the BADLOVES.
Available for your function, venue or party as a solo acoustic or with a crew of top local musicians.
Based in VIC – travels everywhere
The band formed in Melbourne in 1990 and signed to Mushroom Records.
In 1993 their debut album “Get On Board” went double platinum, selling over 200,000 copies and reaching No.5 on the Australia charts, and featured the hit singles “Lost”, “Green Limousine”, “Memphis” and “The Weight” which was collaboration with Jimmy Barnes Tony Featherstone joined in 1993 bringing the signature Hammond organ sound into the band.
In 1994 The Badloves Won 3 ARIA Awards
Best New Talent
Best Debut Album for “Get On Board”
Best Debut Single for “Lost”
The Badloves broke up in 1997 but regrouped for the Mushroom Records 25th Anniversary Concert in 1998.
A Word from Michael Spiby About the Show
“It’s good to get out and share music with friends while the sun shines!
So, I hatched a plan, something my old Badloves comrade Tony Featherstone had flagged way back in the dark ages (and every year since). .. “How about playing ‘Get On Board’ front to back… what’s wrong with that?” Well for starters that means listening to the album in order to learn stuff. Damn!
Revisiting Get On Board songs has that school reunion feel to it, so familiar, so weird! Some wallflowers grow hot, some ‘hotties’ grow peculiar, others don’t age a bit. All forever bound together despite their differences.So there oughta be some Hammond powered by a licensed operator (yep, I’ve got Tony Featherstone’s number) and there better be some heavy gauge groove laid down to roll the thing out on… and me… sounds like I’m the designated driver.
So a gang of three then.
It’s a bit daunting, firing the engine up on this juggernaut…but it’s sure got wheels, baby…”