Artist Spotlight on Michael Chaves
Michael has been on the road almost continuously since 1996. His stage presence, versatility, and reliability have put him in a class all his own. It doesn't hurt his tour cred that he is a great backup singer as well. He was on the road with John Mayer for nearly two years, where in addition to his guitar duties he played keyboards as well. Michael has also hit the road with Duncan Shiek, Lauren Christ, MVC, Adam Cohen, Hillary Duff, and his very own project, Low Millions.
Low Millions released their first album in 2004 to rave reviews from such publications as Variety and Albumbuzz.com. The band consists of Michael Chaves on lead guitar and backing vocals, Adam Cohen (son of famed songwriter Leonard Cohen) on lead vocals, Jorgen Carlsson on bass, and Erik Eldenius on drums. Low Millions is truly a standout band in the over-saturated world of pop/rock.
Variax Bass 705
Variax Acoustic 700
Flextone III Plus
With the release of the Vetta 2.5 update, Michael was excited to learn that he now has built-in pitch-bending capabilities. "I will drive a tech crazy because I mostly use the Vetta and Floorboard, but I'll have this cable run coming out dedicated to a Whammy pedal," Michael explains, "but with the 2.5 update, there's a built-in whammy pedal, so there's no longer an extra cable to run." Michael uses the new pitch-bending feature with the Bomber Uber amp model and the Facial Fuzz overdrive for some serious vibe.
For more information on Michael Chaves, visit www.michaelchaves.net or www.lowmillions.com.