Originals and Covers
Blues. Rock. Buffalo, NY.
17-year-old Michael DeLano is a soulful singer-songwriter, but it’s his vocal range on stage, passion on guitar, and songwriting ability that leaves audiences feeling like age truly is just a number. A true natural in front of a crowd, Michael plays bluesy rock originals with a little folk mixed in.
2020 All WNY Best New Artist winner. 2020 International Blues Challenge Quarter-finalist – Memphis, Tennessee. 2019 winner of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Yellen Songwriting Competition and 2019 winner of the WNY Blues Society’s Memphis Bound Competition. Michael is quickly building a name for himself as a unique addition to the Buffalo music scene. From making it to Memphis as a quarterfinalist in the International Blues Challenge and opening for national acts at The Tralf Music Hall, to performing at the Music is Art Festival and the EA Music Fest, Michael is honing his sound, and writing memorable original music.
Originally from Las Vegas, NV, Michael moved to Grand Island, NY in 2016. Finding a thriving music scene in Buffalo and entering a recording arts program at Harkness have propelled Michael to fine-tune his music and grow as an artist. From local festivals to gigs across WNY, Michael continues to practice and refine his sound, as an emerging voice in the local music community.
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