About Michelle Garcia
Michelle Garcia is a professional singer/songwriter with years of performing and recording experience. She plays guitar, keys and bass.
A performer since age 13, she and her band the Cornerstone, were asked to sign with Elektra Records when she was 19. Later she recorded and played with movie-score wizard and Oingo Boingo visionary Danny Elfman.
Her last band in Los Angeles featured jazz recording artist Richard Elliot on saxophone and vocalist Katie Segal, from TV sitcom “Married with Children.” Michelle’s current Latin/Jazz/R&B/Rock band is full of accomplished musicians from the artist community.
Her first solo instrumental album, was "Spanish Traveler”, full of latin jazz and acoustic influences.
Her second album, "New Gray Line" features her band The Messengers with a variety of uplifting positive messages, green influences and thought provoking lyrics. From Bush to Obama, from war to peace and everything in between. Meaningful work, with a great band of musicians.
She was crowned Miss TGSF San Francisco in 2000, has been a longtime supporter of the artist community in the Bay Area, and volunteerd at Spectrum Marin, the LGBT Welcome Center in Marin County.
Her all LGBT tribute release of "San Francisco Queers", music video produced by her Gary Carnivelle and the SFQRZ album CD is now available on I-Tunes and Amazon MP3.
For those who enjoy laughing and a good meal, check out Michelle's humorous satire cook book album of "Laughin in the Kitchen". Filled with solid R&B, Country, Rock, Blues and Latin influences. Includes members from her band, the Messenger's, and a recipe cook book from her days of cooking during the 70's at resturants all over Los Angeles. See this website for a sampler.
Michelle co-starred in the feature documentary “Some Reasons for Living," an anti-hate crime film that Latino women and played in Melbourne Australia, Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco during the alternative film festival the summer of 2004.
As a past member of the Transcendence Gospel Choir in San Francisco, Michelle was one of the artists featured in the documentary “The Believers,” released in June 2006 by Campfire films.
For booking information, contact: JazzedOnRock@yahoo.com