Michael Paul & The Las Vegas Allstars
P.O. Box 301
Minneapolis, MN 55402
P.O. Box 301
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Michael Carlson Resume
Name Michael Carlson
Speciality A high energy party band in a compact package. Our songlist expands weekly and and covers music from the 60's to now, with a focus on more current hits than other bands in the area. We have a good sized following in Western WI and the Twin Cities and fantastic references.
Associations Gennaro "Jeep" Capone was born in Rockford, Illinois and began playing drums at an early age. His early performing years were spent with Midwest acts and later he backed up such international artists as The Platters. His experience includes working with jazz, funk, rock and country acts and he has also appeared on many recordings and television specials. He has performed with Basia, Larry Graham & Sly Stone, The Coasters, Trish Turner (Duke Ellington, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder), Andy Williams, Johnny Graham (Earth, Wind, & Fire), El Coco, Joe Sample, Mike Reno, Royce Jones (Steely Dan and Ambrosia), Dick Dodd ( The Troggs), Tony Bellamy (Redbone), Reggie Boyd (Stevie Wonder, Staple Singers, Sammy Davis Jr.), and Darryl Wright (Staple Singers, Gibson Endorsee). He has been endorsed by Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals and Dean Markley sticks and has appeared in Modern Drummer magazine. After traveling extensively he decided to devote more of his time to composition and arranging, while still performing as a drummer and lead singer. He is currently a principal in "Michael Paul &The Capone Allstars" show at the St. Croix Hotel and Casino in the Minneapolis area.
Biography Born just outside of Gary, Indiana, Michael Paul started playing drums with his father's bands at the age of eight. During his teen years Michael and his family lived in Denver, Colorado where he refined his style of drumming in school marching and jazz programs as well as adding singing, and keyboards to his musicianship. Michael formed his first band in middle school and he and his friends played dances, skating rinks, fairs and festivals, and even the occasional bar when they could get away with it. After high school he and his teen bandmates parted ways and Michael joined Reaction, a funky top 40 cover band which toured nightclubs across the western half of the US. One year later, while looking for a way into the Las Vegas casino industry, Michael joined Jamtrak, a successful Chicago-based group led by drummer Gennaro "Jeep" Capone and trumpet player Allen Young. This alliance proved to be a magical one and the group "Michael Paul &The Capone Allstars" remains a strong force in the casino and nightclub entertainment industry.
Awards "This is one of the best shows around. Michael Paul and his awesome drummer Jeep always bring the party!" -Joe Ehlenz, Smalley's Pirate Bar (Stillwater, MN) "These guys are truly amazing and know how to make your event one that you will never forget! Everyone LOVED every song that was played... and Joel and I were touched to have you play our first dance live. That meant the world to us. Thank you." -Shauna Munson, Newport. MN "Michael Paul did a great job! A nice change from the traditional DJ. He is a great choice for a wedding couple that would really like a band as opposed to a DJ, but working on a tight budget." -Jean Chalupsky, Loretto, MN "The overall service you provide is awesome and the quality of your entertainment is superb! I had many compliments on the variety of music and the showmanship. You can't go wrong with the Michael Paul Duo" -Diane Crawley, Turtle Lake, WI