This is one big, bad band!
Where many “power trios” get their distinction due to instrumental prowess, The Bryan Michael Fischer Band could be called a “Power Quartet,” leaning on Fischer’s huge voice and personality as the focal point for this ensemble. With barn-burning, high-octane blues, classic soul and R&B hits, and some more modern material and original works thrown in for good measure, this group will be leaving audiences breathless after a full night of shakin’ their money-makers to cool grooves, slow-burning blues, and energetic soul workouts.
The line up includes:
- Bryan V. Blowers—Guitar
- Tom Eldred—Hammond B3
- Eric Busch—Drums
- Bill LaValley—Bass
- Bryan Michael Fischer—Vocals
For over 20 years, Bryan Michael Fischer has been singing and entertaining crowds big and small with his larger-than-life personality, winning charm, and powerful vocals. Bryan is a true showman, and creates an event for the crowd, not just another band experience.
Bryan started out his career as a hard rock singer, and after discovering Stevie Ray Vaughan, changed his focus to the blues. Like SRV, Bryan brings the rock n roll attitude and excitement to the soul of the blues to create a high-energy, powerhouse sound and style. He has been able to combine the styles of many of his rock heroes such as Bob Seger and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith with his blues idols like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and BB King to create a style and sound all his own.
This style was refined over the course of 15 years, as Bryan fronted the Northern Michigan-based blues-rock group, Mojo & the Boogieman (MATB). During his time with MATB, he developed a reputation as one of the best vocalists and performers in Northern Michigan. MATB was a regularly featured band at clubs and festivals all over Michigan.
After 15 years with Mojo & the Boogieman, Bryan started the band Soul Shine. Soul Shine found Bryan fronting a blues-rock band again, but this time incorporating a Southern Rock element with tunes by the Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, and the Marshal Tucker Band. Bryan's new band quickly picked up where Mojo had left off, and began thrilling audiences with a new brand of “Up-North Southern Rock.” Soul Shine lasted two years before Bryan decided to head for a more metropolitan area in which to work his craft.
The Kalamazoo-based Blue Moon Blues band acquired a new front man in Bryan Michael Fischer in the beginning of 2009. Bryan brought his particular style to the Chicago blues sound of Blue Moon, and quickly won new fans in the West Michigan area. Although no stranger to the area (Mojo and Soul Shine both made frequent stops in Grand Rapids), this was Bryan's first time working solely in the West Michigan area.
After almost one year with Blue Moon, Bryan decided to make his own way, and started the Bryan Michael Fischer (BMF) Band. This is the culmination of all Bryan's experiences; rock, blues, soul, R&B. With former Blue Moon bassist, Bill LaValley, Kalamazoo-area students, Bryan Blowers on guitar, and Eric Busch on drums, and Tom Eldred on hammond organ, the BMF Band is fast garnering favorable reviews from critics and fans alike. www.bmfband.com