June 05, 2008
BY JASON SONGE
Last night at Tipitina's, John Michael and his rock band arrived, came into their own, had a moment--however you wanna put it. It was their fourth show. I saw the previous one at The Blue Nile, and at the Tips show the band(Joe Bourgeois on bass, Eric Rogers on drums, Michael Giordano on keys, and Leo DeJesus on keys and guitar) was livelier, tighter, and it just sounded better. Who was doing sound? Hats off.
John Michael's well-crafted and hook-laden melodramatic pop songs were fed by his enormous stage presence. Coming out of the gate, John Michael already knows how important it is to bond with your audience. He made the crowd move forward, clap, and sing a capella to the band's awesome cover of TLC's "Waterfalls."
They really rocked.