As his name suggests, the singer/songwriter and guitarist Michael Nitro brings intense energy to the stage. Michael Nitro’s vocals and high energy rock guitar riffs are why many consider him one of the most musically entertaining acts on the music scene today. Nitro’s love of music and passion to perform come from both of his musician parents. As a teenager, he would entertain his school mates by leaping onto the lunch tables and doing his best Elvis impression.
The singer/songwriter and guitarist has come a long way since the schoolyard and, since then, has wooed and wowed the crowd for national acts from The Allman Brothers to Neil Young including Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, Grand Funk Railroad, REO Speedwagon and the list goes on.
You never know who is going to show up at a Michael Nitro gig or who he will be on stage with next. In June, out of the blue, the call came in from Sammy Hagar asking Michael and his band to join him and Alice Cooper on stage for one of his upcoming "Sammy's Rock N Roll Road Show" episodes.
Then in July, Derek St. Holmes of the Ted Nugent Band after witnessing The Michael Nitro Band’s opening set, handed Michael his own guitar and invited Michael onstage to play a version of All Right Now by Free.
“I have so many amazing memories and have been incredibly fortunate to share the stage with legendary performers like Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Bo Diddley and Sam Moore. I view each experience as a lesson in greatness.”
When watching the Michael Nitro Band perform, their hunger to play is apparent and their love of music is clear as they bring renewed energy to the stage every night.
“[Performing his original songs is] what his fans love him best for… rock guitar, seasoned with blues sound.” (Fast Lane Magazine)
Although Michael has written outside of the rock genre, he is heavily inspired by the dynamics of Led Zeppelin; the lyrical phrasing of Bad Company lead vocalist and founder, Paul Rodgers; and the raw, sexy, rasp of Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.
Michael's song, "Distant Shore" can be heard on the SHOWTIME series, "City on a Hill" starring Kevin Bacon (S01E01 and S01E07).
Bad Company with Paul Rodgers
Sebastian Bach and Skid Row
Blue Oyster Cult
Derek St. Holmes Band
Sam Moore and The Phoenix Symphony Orchestra
Distant Shore can be heard on the SHOWTIME series “City on a Hill” (S01E01 and S01E07)