The Todd Michael Band
Established in late 2017, the Todd Michael Band is a band of high caliber and all-star country musicians. The band was formed as a vision of Todd Michael, a singer/songwriter from Michigan, to be a regional powerhouse and to spread their passion and joy of music to all who attend their shows.
The Todd Michael Band is composed of:
Todd Michael – Lead Vocals -
the golden voice and Country front man out of the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan, has been nominated for Country Male Vocalist of the Year by Review Magazine in 2016, 2017, 2018, and again for 2019. Todd found a love for music very early on as his Dad listened to Country and Polka music and his Mom listened to Oldies. As his parents have told him, he has been singing since he was very little.. "My first solo performance was at 6 years old at Christ Lutheran Church back in Reese, MI for Father's Day. I sang "Love With Out End, Amen" by George Strait. Country music is in my blood and nothing more I love than to be on stage and entertain." Todd continued to grow his passion for singing while attending the Reese Public Schools and as he attended Saginaw Valley State University. In 2008, Todd won the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort Idol Contest. Since then, Todd has performed with many great musicians, providing direct support for National Artists – Brothers Osborne, Trent Harmon, Parmalee, Jason Michael Carroll, Thompson Square, Lauren Duski, Casi Joy, Eli Young Band, Jerrod Niemann, Brett Young, Ashley McBryde, David Lee Murphy, and Josh Gracin, Sara Evans, Wynonna, Carly Pearce, Chase Rice, Ray Fulcher, Walker, Hayes, Scotty McCreery, and Jon Langston. Todd has been lead vocals for other regional cover bands - Detroit Dixie, Kickin' Dust, and Taylor Tucky.
The Todd Michael Band Members:
Pete Johnson - Bass/Vocals/Guitar -
Pete Johnson brings an exciting edge to the Todd Michael band by creating intriguing bass line parts, instinctive harmonies and delivering high energy performances. He plays bass, guitar, piano, and even the ukulele. Pete brings professionalism to all areas including assisting with some of the arrangements and production.
Born into a family of talented musicians, it is no surprise how quickly his passion for music and precision developed. He began studying piano at age 5. With growing interest this was followed by singing and playing in his church’s praise band, he has also been a member of such groups as Kari Holmes, Five Rows Back and The Stand Strength Team. He started his own group, BIC, where he wrote and recorded music, played bass and sang lead. He now brings this enthusiasm, dedication and talent to the Todd Michael Band!
You can also find Pete on Instagram - @pete.johnson_music.
Cody Crawford - Drums/Vocals-
Growing up in rural Northern Michigan, Cody Crawford got his first drum set at the age of 6 and since that day has been playing non-stop. His early years of drumming were spent playing along with Joe Diffie and Brooks and Dunn albums. That is when Cody found his love for county music. In his teens, Cody cut his teeth playing music and singing in the church and continued all through high school. In that time, Cody played in several bands and gained valuable experience in the music world. That experience lead Cody to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Most of Cody’s time is spent behind the curtain leading teams to put on large scale events and music festivals all over the country. However; Cody has always loved to perform as well. Cody just moved back to Michigan after living in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he played with one of the areas top country cover acts featuring the vocals of former American Idol and The Voice contestant, Cindy Jo. Cody is excited to join the talented line up of the Todd Michael Band and looks forward to meeting you all soon!
You can also find Cody on Instagram - @codyc_live.
Mike Chisnall - Guitar/Banjo/Bass -
Originally from London, England, Mike is a Hofner Guitars and Deering Banjos endorsed artist. He began his career by studying the guitar at the most prestigious music schools in the UK. For the last 10 years he has been working as a professional musician being a session guitarist, musical director, composer and a touring artist with world renowned bands and organizations, performing every genre of music imaginable.
For the last three years Mike has also been a member of the internet sensation, Postmodern Jukebox. He has toured the world with them playing for audiences of 10,000 and more and selling out world famous venues such as Radio City Music Hall (NYC) and recognizable to Michiganders the Filmore, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, and the Fisher Theatre (Detroit).
As well as bringing his love of country music and years of touring experience to the Todd Michael Band, Mike is bringing his expertise directly from LA where he has spent the last two years performing, recording and writing music for an incredibly diverse range of West Coast clients.
Above all else, Mike has a passion for good music and good people, and can’t wait to meet you all on the road!
You can also find Mike on Instagram -@mikechisnallmusic and his website, www.mikechisnallmusic.com
Additional Todd Michael Band Members:
You'll find these gentlemen lending their amazing talents to the Todd Michael Band from time to time! Always a pleasure to share many stages with them!
John “J-Dub” Gannon— Rhythm Electric & Acoustic Guitar/Mandolin/Harmonica and Vocals—
John has played professionally as a “utility player” and vocalist for more than 20 years. His musical roots are primarily country and he has played with various Nashville artists and, most recently, with the local country band Steve Armstrong and the 25 Cent Beer Band. John can “rock it” too, however, and has played with various rock legends, including Denny Laine (The Moody’s and Paul McCartney and the Wings), Mike Pinera (Iron Butterfly and Alice Cooper) and Terry Sylvester (The Hollies). John is excited to lend his talents to us and we welcome his addition to The Todd Michael Band!