The Todd Michael Band
Formed in late 2017 by Todd Michael - a singer/songwriter from the small town of Munger, Michigan, MC1 Nashville/Sony Music Entertainment Recording Artist – Todd Michael Band - who's exhilarating brand of rockin’ country music and charged live shows have quickly earned them a reputation as one of the most exciting acts to emerge from Michigan’s music scene.
The group’s dynamic sound along with their resonating harmonies and live performances helped the band quickly rise to prominence. Following the release of their debut single “Amnesia” in early 2019 followed by “Put Your Foot On The Gas” in late 2019, they took to the road making appearances at multiple fairs, festivals, and venues across Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Florida - just to name a few. It wasn’t long before they caught the eye of Nashville record label - MC1 Nashville - who welcomed them to their roster in January 2021.
Their debut single with MC1 Nashville 'Up For Getting Down', released February, 2021, through Sony Music – was delivered to Country Radio stations nationwide and has been climbing ever since gaining rave reviews from around the USA and Internationally as well.
The Todd Michael Band is composed of:
Todd Michael – Lead Vocals/Guitar -
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 from 2016 to 2022.
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, Josh Gracin, Sara Evans, Wynonna, Carly Pearce, Chase Rice, Ray Fulcher, Gabby Barrett, Walker Hayes, Scotty McCreery, Jon Langston, Joe Nichols, Chris Janson, and John Michael Montgomery. Todd was formerly lead vocals for other regional cover bands - Detroit Dixie and Taylor Tucky.
You can find Todd Michael on Instagram at: @todd_michael_music.
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/Guitar-
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.
kory koster - lead Guitar/vocals -
Kory Koster is the newest addition to the Todd Michael Band family. He was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From an early age he always loved music and would listen to his mother play church hymns on the piano at home. He took up piano when he was 10 and picked up a guitar at 15.
Kory grew up singing and playing in his local church and later joined a large multi campus church in the area. He has played in several local cover bands as well as an original project. He runs his own recording business on the side called Third Floor Records and is currently working on a solo ep as well. His musical influences come from a wide variety but mainly stem from the hard rock and metal genres.
You can also find Kory on Instagram at -
The Todd Michael Band Team Members:
Austin Brechtelsbauer - Crew Chief -
Mr. Brechtelsbauer and Todd Michael go all the way back to being classmates turned to best friends as they both graduated from the Class of 2004 from Reese High School. Austin has provided security for the bands - Detroit Dixie and Taylor Tucky.