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Van Kleef’s groove rock, features Michele’s classically trained, soulful voice, ranging from the reminiscent sounds of Janis Joplin to the compelling melodies and pure tones of Joni Mitchell. Michele delivers a lively, yet touching musical performance with songs written from her heart that move the listener to feel what inspired her to write. Her music is based in storytelling with memorable melodies and sung with haunting vocals.
Michele got her start in the music industry as a singer in the very successful, NW-based Indie band Calobo. They toured the country for over 6 years and shared the stage with Sara McLachlan, Train, Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco and Jethro Tull. In Portland they played Portland Meadows, The Roseland Theater, La Luna and became regular sell-outs at The Crystal Ballroom. Across the country they played Wetlands in NYC, House of Blues in Chicago, the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, The Showbox and the Moore Theater in Seattle, and the epic music festival, Bumbershoot on the Stadium Stage in Seattle. When all was said and done, Calobo released 5 full-length records, the final being recorded Live at the Crystal Ballroom in hometown Portland, OR. After Calobo disbanded, 2 of the members helped found the Decemberists. Calobo’s recent 2012 reunion mini tour was met with thousands of nostalgic fans and great success.