Michael Drabik is a singer-songwriter originally from Chicago, now living in Brooklyn, NY. His unique sound intersects Blues, Soul, and Jazz genres, drawing inspiration from legends like Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, John Mayer, and Wes Montgomery.
Known for energetic stage performances with intricate guitar work and soulful vocals, Michael has become an exciting new spotlight in the New York City music scene. He has played many well known venues such as Webster Hall, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, and the Bowery Electric. In January of 2014, he was named the Bitter End's Singer-Songwriter Sessions "Artist of the Month."
In September 2014, Michael released a self-titled EP now available on iTunes, Spotify, and Bandcamp. Please see Contact page for more information.
Additional accolades include:
-Contributing artist for Jingle Punks
-A Bitter End Singer-Songwriter Session "Artist of the Month"
-Studied private guitar with Michael Allemana (Von Freeman's guitarist) and Bruce Edwards (Sun Ra Arkestra)
-Group lessons with NEA Jazz Master Dr. Barry Harris