An Intimate Evening with Michael Shaw is a new band led by – you guessed it – Michael Shaw. A Belfast, Northern Ireland native now residing in Mill Valley, Shaw played guitar all over the Bay Area with his brother Graham’s local bands Petrol and Aktion before growing tired of that circuit and taking a break a few years ago.
During that time off, he started playing piano and writing what he calls “70s-style ballads.” “I noticed there was a natural theme to them,” explains Shaw. “They were all written about friends of mine, with flaws.”
The five-song Lemon EP is set to be released in early 2013, but you can hear the record’s first cut “Leave me Alone” below, a track that really showcases Shaw’s strong voice. An Intimate Evening With Michael Shaw will also play their first show at Brick and Mortar tonight, opening for Luke Sweeney & Wet Dreams Dry Magic.