A. Michelle has been
in the music business for over 20 years.
A. Michelle, along with her partner Al Gomes, is the founder
of Big Noise, an international music production and
artist development firm. Big Noise has overseen the release
of 250+ recordings of diverse musical genres. They have
managed each and every project from concept to completion
including assistance with establishing the budget for each
project, choice of the artist's material, hands-on A&R direction
in the studio, art direction and design of recording package,
manufacturing of finished CD, and the publicity, marketing
and distribution of the release.
A. Michelle was part of the
team that helped launch Christina
Aguilera's career. After Christina was discovered
by her colleague Steve Kurtz, A. Michelle served as Director
of Online Entertainment and Marketing for Christina and
her company, Three Wishes Productions, Inc., working as
her publicist and webmaster, as well as being her biographer
and archivist. In addition, A. Michelle has produced two
singles for Aguilera ( 'Holiday
With Christina' and 'What
A Valentine Wants').
She also conceived and produced
American Idol's Katharine
McPhee's Christmas single, 'A Gift to You.'
A. Michelle has also worked
with The Beach Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chicago, Billy
Gilman, Nils Lofgren, Little Anthony and the Imperials,
Andrew McCarthy, Tiffani Thiessen, Stephen Collins, Paul
Doucette (Matchbox 20), and many other great artists.
Big Noise has produced 26 award-winning
CD compilations including CDs for First Night Boston and
the National Association of College Broadcasters (which
featured R.E.M., Anthrax, Primus, Cowboy Junkies, Henry
Rollins, Cracker, Eve's Plum, Luscious Jackson, and Mazzy
Star). The NACB CD received Print Magazine's annual 'CD
A. Michelle's work has earned
Big Noise gold and platinum awards from the Recording Industry
Association of America, in addition to other major
A. Michelle is a full
voting and nominating member of the National Academy of
Recording Arts & Sciences (The Grammy Awards).
A. Michelle produced
the original motion picture soundtrack CD for actor Andrew
McCarthy's directorial debut 'News for the Church' which
became an Official Grammy Ballot Finalist for 'Best Compilation
for A Motion Picture' at the 2004 Grammy Awards.
She has also produced original
motion picture soundtrack CDs for first-time film directors
and producers Tiffani Thiessen ('Just Pray') and Tori Spelling
('Le Chase') which also received recognition from the Grammy
A. Michelle is an accomplished
children's book illustrator and her recent book, 'The Good
Samaritan' was published by Pockets of Learning Press. Her
work has appeared in Quix Art Quarterly, The Newport Review,
and various art and literary publications. She is a member
of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
(SCBWI). She has been a featured storyteller at a variety
of different festivals and venues including the Johnnycake
Storytelling Festival and Tellabration US, a synchronous
festival that happens simultaneously in multiple cities
throughout the US annually.
A. Michelle is also a performing
and recording artist in her own right. She is a sound healer
who channels Sacred Sound in harmony with a variety of instruments
- including flutes, bowls, bells, and drums. She conducts
private healing sessions, ceremonial and sacred soundings,
vocal workshops, drum circles, and guided meditations. "What
I do in my practice is to create sounds - largely harmonious
- in concert with sacred instruments such as Himalayan singing
bowls and Native American flutes. Harmonious sounds support
a laminar flow in the human energy field that listeners
can experience as vibrant health and well being. Properly
grounded, and focused in love, the sound that comes through
me is highly transformational and can assist with raising
the healing vibrations of both the singer and the audience.
I am extremely lucky to have received this gift and am honored
to share it."
In 2008, she was commissioned
by Sacred Britain, Inc. to record a theme song, 'Michael
and Mary' (http://www.myspace.com/drumsinger2)
for their annual Earth Spirit Conference to be used in their
signature presentation on Sacred Stone Circles and Monuments.
Her current CD ‘Opening’ is
a live recording comprising selections from recent sound
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