With his natural live performance and the new album "Turn It Up", singer-songwriter-pianist Michael Kaeshammer is on the verge of conquering his old homeland from Vancouver Island in British Columbia after decades of great success in North America. This is Germany, in whose southwestern corner he was a teenage prodigy on the piano, astonishing and captivating audiences as a 16-year-old.
In North America, the musician fills large halls and plays with other successful artists such as Ray Charles, Anne Murray and the Neville Brothers. The national US television station chain PBS dedicated a TV special to him in 2020, and the Canadian broadcaster Chek now even has its own cooking show “Kaeshammer’s Kitchen”. His music, of course influenced by jazz, also combines elements of pop, blues and rock 'n' roll - and last but not least impresses with Kaeshammer's unique and rousing "crossover style".
“When I play,” says Michael, “I react to what I hear and then let the music decide where the journey should go.” Ultimately, he says, it is the twelve notes on which everything is based. It's impossible to escape the energy that arises with Michael at the center of his music. This comes with force.