Multi-Tasking Pro Michelle Young Rocked The Moroccan With The Collection and Friends Michelle Young and The Collection Perform Opening Set At Wolf Bay's Single Release Show
LOS ANGELES, CA- Michelle Young is a woman who wear many hats. Not only is she the aspiring vocalist, but she is also an assistant artist manager at Copeland Entertainment and the founder/creator of ROVE, a pop-up music showcase based in Los Angeles. On this day, Michelle not only helped organize the day’s concert event, but also performed with her band The Collection, as well as hosting/MCing the entire day’s festivities, including conducting all of the raffles.
With Tony Shmitz (keys), Fionn Ruadh (bass), Eric Griijalva (drums), Tom Zmuda (sax/percussion), Calvin The II (guitar), and The Colour Coast’s Marley Otto (vocals) backing her, Michelle gave a theatrical performance that touched upon various musical genres and performance themes. She performed a handful of original numbers and also threw in some covers, like MGMT’s “Electric Feel”, while seamlessly interweaving several dramatic recitations of prose/poetry pieces. It was a performance that felt dramatic in its overall structure and was a pleasure to watch.
Michelle’s show also received additional musical assists from guest appearances by some of her talented friends (of which, she seems to have many), like the multi-talented Malynda Hale and the grammy award winning keyboardist/songwriter Dave Yaden. Notwithstanding the assists, Michelle’s performance was complete and fully entertaining, but I think it’s just in her nature to be so inclusive and sharing of herself and the lime-light, and that seems to reflect the overall impression I got of her this day which is a woman whose biggest hat is that of a giver.
The showcase was presented by Play Like A Girl and ROVE, and accompanied by a slew of notable musician friends- some of whom joined him on stage to rock the stage- the packed room enjoyed Dean’s blues rock stylings.
Proceeds from the evening’s performance (and event raffle) were donated to The Trevor Project, and raised just enough to fund two crisis counselors’ training through the money from the door. Raffle sponsors include Wanderlust Hollywood, The Spare Room, Behmor and Venice-based artists Bo Spencer and Gubby Beck.