Musician – Bass Guitar

 

michael contour

Bio

Michael picked up the bass guitar in 2011, and since then he has been holding down the low end for Blues and Rock trios. 

Michael got his early blues schoolin’ with Chickenbone Slim and the Biscuits.  Fronted by Bluesman Larry Teves, the Biscuits had a weekly gig playing for the dinner crowd at Tasty Truck Tuesdays on Adams Avenue in San Diego.  Every week brought in a different guest guitar or harp player to add a new flavor to the mix.  This exposure brought many other gigs, including playing spots at the annual San Diego Harp Fest and Gator by the Bay events. 

Michael moved to Virginia in 2013 and joined The Bell Hornets Rock and Blues trio. Over the next six years, The Bell Hornets played in many music festivals all over Virginia and North Carolina, as well as opening up for well-known regional acts on the Elmwood Park, Dr. Pepper Park, and Berglund Center stages.  The Bell Hornets developed a large following that appreciated their authentic delivery of 60’s – 80’s Blues Rock in the classic power trio format.  In 2017, The Bell Hornets competed in the International Blues Challenge on Beale Street in Memphis. 

During the same period, Michael brought his bass talent to Big Jack Cadillac and the Eldorados.  Led by Kerry Hurley, the Eldorados played a unique mix of original songs and deeper Blues cuts to enthusiastic audiences. 

In 2020, Michael moved to Colorado and is now working on new music projects for the northern Colorado crowds. 

Michael’s influences include Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton/Cream, Howlin’ Wolf, Albert King, Robin Trower, ZZ Top, Bad Company, CCR, Neil Young, The Doors, and many others.

Live Gigs

Killing Floor / Tin Pan Alley
Big River
So Excited
Commit a Crime
Dust My Broom
You Don’t Love Me
Casey Jones
Come On
Cold Shot

Audio Tracks

Who Knows

by The Bell Hornets | Original - Hendrix / Band of Gypsys

Casey Jones

by The Bell Hornets | Original - Furry Lewis

Sittin' on Top of The World

by The Bell Hornets | Original - Howlin Wolf

Blow Wind Blow

by The Bell Hornets | Original - Muddy Waters

Big River

by The Bell Hornets | Original - Johnny Cash

Texas Flood

by The Bell Hornets | Original - Stevie Ray Vaughn

Gimme Back My Wig

by The Bell Hornets | Original - Hound Dog Taylor

Little Wing / Third Stone From The Sun

by The Bell Hornets | Original - Jimi Hendrix

In My Time of Dying

by The Bell Hornets | Original - Blind Willie Johnson

I’m In

Loveland, CO 80538

Call Me

(858) 354 8378

Email Me

michaelcontour@gmail.com