Micha Music

Micha Schellhaas | Guitarist and Producer in Los Angeles

My first full length album Double Take was very well received throughout the year of 2016. I was very happy to see a whole lot of excellent reviews in national and international guitar and music magazines, including Vintage Guitar Magazine and Modern Drummer Magazine.

This year my band played a series of really fun shows in the Los Angeles area, and through the summer I played a weekly jazz show at the local golf club. I am looking forward to playing more shows in 2017, writing more music and releasing more material.

Thank you for following my music! Make sure you connect to MichaMusic on Facebook as there is always some fun stuff going on.

Stay safe and warm out there!

Merry Christmas,
Micha

December 21st, 2016

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Micha appears in Modern Drummer Magazine

DOUBLE TAKE received an excellent review in the August edition of Modern Drummer Magazine. Chad Wackerman, who started out playing drums for Frank Zappa, played on both the 2013 EP ‘Wings Of Fire’ and recent album ‘Double Take’ (2015).
Modern Drummer Magazine highlights Chad’s tasty playing on my record – “all tight and funky”. I am stoked to receive this great review, which will be seen by millions of music enthusiasts around the world!

July 16th, 2016

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Independence is freedom, and freedom is independence! To celebrate this 4th of July, I am offering 25% OFF the physical, signed, and digital copies of Double Take as well as the Wings of Fire EP. Happy 4th of July!

Enter code FREEDOM at checkout.

Enjoy, Micha

July 1st, 2016

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Check out this cool ambient video for my song “Velocity”. Enjoy the cruise through Hollywood! ‘Velocity’ is the first track of my recent album ‘Double Take’ and you can get this song for free when signing up to my email list.

Enjoy!

April 4th, 2016

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I have received my first magazine printed review for ‘Double Take’ in the dutch alternative rock magazine ‘IO Pages’.
Needless to say I am totally stoked and this one will be framed for sure. It feels great when the hard work gets rewarded with great reviews by people from the industry that know what they are talking about. Good times! 🙂

click on the image below for a high-res readable version of the review!

Micha Schellhaas IO review

February 12th, 2016

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A few weeks ago I had visit in my studio from the top class guitar builder Ian Anderson. I was fortunate to be allowed to test drive a couple of his guitars, including a gorgeous Flying V! We shot some demo videos while we were at it. Check out the videos below and the ones on my Youtube Channel.





January 28th, 2016

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DOUBLE TAKE is receiving more great reviews! In the beginning mostly US critics reviewed it, and now the international reviews are coming in. Double Tale received glowing reviews from Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Greece and Italy! See below. I’m stoked! Get your copy of ‘Double Take’ here.

 

“…if fancy fusion fretwork is your thing, then you really need to be having a listen to this, as it’s very impressice indeed…
It’s all original material, and shows Micha Schellhaas to be a major talent.”

The Rocker, UK

 

“Guitarist Micha Schellhaas is clearly inspired by jazz, blues and rock, for which he went to America, to taste there the roots of this music. He is an excellent and unique guitarist and composer, he proves that with “Double Take” very strong…”

Rootstime, Beligium 

 

“Micha Schellhaas appears as an artist to follow. His first CD is listened to from start to finish with attention and interest. Fans of jazz, blues and rock should find their account, particularly those of Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Jimmy Herring and Jeff Richman”

Music in Belgium

 

Fans of JEFF BECK, would think that this is a new album by him, but, it’s not. It is Micha Schellhaas with his new debut album called “Double Take”…
If you want a great album mixed with Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Blues & Jazz, you’ll love this album. Carl Verheyen formerly of Supertramp says “Micha Schellhaas has a unique touch on the guitar that sets him apart from everyone playing the instrument today.” This gets 5 out of 5 Music Guru Stars

https://musicgururadio.wordpress.com/

 

And here comes a debut that you don’t expect to blow your ears open and it does just that. A budding guitar whiz, Schellhaas has rounded up a flock of classic jazz/rockers and the fur flies in classic fusion fashion. It ain’t about the flash and fire, it’s about the deep chops that just plain grab you and hold you. A German cat that’s soaked up everything there is to soak up, this will take you back to the day in fine fashion. Right on throughout.

http://www.midwestrecord.com/MWR1036.html

 

…My absolute favorite, however, is (the track) “False Fork.” Here Micha goes more firmly into the jazz realm, and this track has a very cool vibe, and some wonderful work on guitar, as well as bass. And holy moly, check out what Chad Wackerman does on drums toward the end of the track. Fantastic. That section excites me every time I listen to this disc.

http://michaelsmusiclog.blogspot.com/2015/12/micha-schellhaas-double-take-2015-cd.html

 

Next is one of my personal favorites on this quite delightful debut album, ‘False Fork.’ A brilliant title aside, its drummed back beat of swing jazz mixes elegantly with its subtle 70’s soul undercurrent to produce a track that, for my money, encapsulates the guitar genius of Schellhaas quite like no other. That’s backed by ‘5&6,’ a much harder, rockier guitar piece, which is then followed by fun ride of ‘Travel Song.’ The album then comes to a close with the Texas swing Blues rock of ‘Texaleans’ and then the to-die-for melodies associated with ‘Slow Blues For B.B.’ enable the full-length musical masterpiece to round out in some style.

http://annecarlini.com/ex_cd.php?id=1804

January 5th, 2016

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