Uncategorized - posted on November 25, 2016 by

Enjoy this Holiday Season with music!

 

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Uncategorized - posted on November 7, 2016 by

#iplayslinky Do You?

Ernie Ball

#iplayslimky #guitaristforanicon

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Uncategorized - posted on October 31, 2016 by

How this Icon feels about having Michael in his band…

A recent excerpt from an interview with Lou Gramm that appeared in the Cleveland Scene:

As long as we’re talking guitar players, I want to ask about Michael Staertow, the guitar player in your solo band. He was in a Foreigner tribute band with your nephew, right? 
Yes.

That’s cool that a family connection brought him your way.
You know, sometimes it just happens that way.

Having somebody come in that has that experience, that knows the songs and knows the records, did that make it easier as far as getting somebody in the band that knew how to play those song?
In this circumstance, it definitely was. Obviously, we still rehearsed with him before we played a show, because he knew the arrangements of the records and I guess his tribute band played the songs live like the record. We had small changes in the arrangements and things like that, so he just had to adapt to our arrangements and he did that within a matter of days.

Did he have any questions for you, like how you guys had done certain things back in the day?
Not really. You know, he’s a very gifted guitar player and a student of music in general. Very knowledgeable. I think he considers Mick a great guitar player, as do I. But Mick’s got a unique style of playing and of the guitar players I’ve played with, I think Michael’s been the one that has grasped and understood Mick’s style and was able to get those nuances and chording versions better than anyone.

Mick has a very specific tone and signature sound that when you hear his playing, you know that it’s him playing?
That’s exactly right. His chords, the way his hands are positioned for the chords, you’ve got to have rubber fingers to get into some of those positions and he’s a contortionist. But it comes very naturally to him and when you hear the chords ring out with his inversions, it’s very powerful and Mike was able to pick up on that, so we’ve gained a lot by having Michael in the band.

#guitaristforanicon

 

 

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Uncategorized - posted on August 10, 2016 by

Sharing the stage once again with…

Very excited to once again share the stage with two of rock’s best vocalists – Lou Gramm & Paul Rodgers with Bad Co. at the Ironstone Amphitheater in Murphys, CA on September 4th, 2016! Two singers that defined the 70’s & 80’s, together on the same stage, on the same night! One word – SWEET!

Hope to see you ALL there!

 

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Uncategorized - posted on April 4, 2016 by

Special Guests of Bad Co.

Extremely excited about this  upcoming show in September –

BC-BNR

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Uncategorized - posted on March 30, 2016 by

2016 Tour Opening Reviews

Lou and the band has successfully opened the 2016 tour to rave reviews – don’t believe me? Check them out for your self —

“Voice of Foreigner Lou Gramm performs sold out show at The Canyon Club”

“Lou Gramm hitting all the right notes at the Canyon Club in Agoura”

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Uncategorized - posted on March 4, 2016 by

2016 Tour Season is about to begin!

We’re about to begin what is promising to be an exciting 2016 touring season! Rehearsals are going great & we have some really cool surprises in store for you all this year…

I’m looking forward to seeing you all out on the road real soon!

MS

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Uncategorized - posted on December 5, 2015 by

Michael’s “Acoustic Christmas” is available HERE!

Please take some time to enjoy these Christmas songs I’ve put together. You’re welcome to download them for FREE! And share them with family & friends – all via the link below!

Michael Staertow’s “Acoustic Christmas”

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Uncategorized - posted on September 7, 2015 by

Read What Lou Gramm said about Michael recently….

Lou Gramm sings high praises about Michael when asked about him in a recent interview for Cleveland’s “Scene Magazine” <—— Read it here!

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Uncategorized - posted on April 21, 2015 by

Big Bends Nut Sauce

I’m happy to announce that I am an official Big Bends Nut Sauce artist! Big Bends were kind enough to send me a tube of their Nut Sauce to try, and after just a few shows, there ain’t no goin’ back, this stuff is amazing! If you haven’t tried it yet, do yourself a favor and get some!

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