The band is back! The Michael Schatte Band will perform at Chatham Capitol Theatre on Friday, December 3rd to mark the release of his latest record Conundrum. Playing in his hometown will be a particular treat for the Toronto-based guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer/engineer, whose new 15-track CD was released in November of 2020. Though lockdowns have prevented the band from performing in support of the record to date, they haven’t stopped the album from finding listeners all over the globe.
France’s Le Zicazine called it “over an hour of virtuosity,” while British Columbia’s Gonzo Okanagan notes that “sharp lyrics, lively tunes, breathtaking guitar playing and a tight sound make this album a delight… Conundrum is so damn cool it’s almost insane.”
On December 3rd, don’t miss an opportunity to experience what award-winning Muddy Waters biographer Sandra B. Tooze calls Michael’s “red-hot guitar work, gorgeous vocals, and superb songwriting,” supported by his talented electric backing band featuring Riley O’Connor (drums) and Ryan Spratt (bass).
Also on the bill is Chatham’s Tom Lockwood, a world-class guitarist known for his acoustic and electric guitar work as both composer and performer. Praised by Don Ross, Liona Boyd, Guitar Player Magazine and many others, Lockwood has a lifetime of impressive musical accomplishments to his credit. He and Schatte have a long history together: Michael was Tom’s guitar student while still a teenager, and since then the two have often collaborated on stage and in the studio. Concert-goers can expect fiery guitar exchanges between these two genre-bending players before the night is over!
Tickets are now on sale here.