Michael Cleary Band
World beat, Latin, rock-funk with a touch of Americana. Groovy, enlightening and silly. sometimes all at the same time.
This Life is MCB's latest full length release. Mixed by Chuck Rubano at Capture Productions and Mastered by Dana White at Specialized Mastering, it is a sonic pleasure full of surprises. Enjoy!
The Michael Cleary band is a Hartford institution. They are celebrating their 19th year of making original blues/rock music with a twist and have been called Hartford's answer to the Allman Brothers. The MCB is a perennial favorite in the Hartford Advocate's reader's poll and previous winners of the "Best Rock" and "Best Blues" categories. They have played with Tower of Power, Little Feat, Average White Band, Joan Osbourne, Peter Wolf, NRBQ and countless other regional and national acts.
Hartford Magazine calls MCB "One of Ct's best original Bands" October 2009 Dan Berry of the Hartford Advocate calls them "A great working-class band with a great live show!"
funniest description we've heard so far: Hootie meets George Michael, but better! Here's another; Frank Zappa meets Lynyrd Skynyrd. otherwise we could be described as funky jazzy rock with a bluesy latin twist, buttered with a little worldbeat zydeco soul. Basically a mix of Tower of Power, Hendrix, Santana, Phish, DMB, Paul Simon, Miles Davis, XTC, Wilco, Little Feat, CSNY.