Michael Des Barres has sold more than seven million albums worldwide both as an artist and a songwriter over the past five decades. His album Carnaby Street garnered a first-round Grammy nomination and two SiriusXM “Songs of the Week” last year, and he has just released Hot ‘n Sticky,one of the first true live rock n roll records to come out in years. His enduring love of Delta blues and the rock and soul of the mid-60s beat boom carries forth from his days as the front man for such seminal 1970s bands as Silverhead and Detective, a band personally signed by Jimmy Page to Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song records.
Michael Des Barres was also the touring singer for the Duran Duran spin-off group, The Power Station, performing at Live Aid with one of the most iconic live acts of the mid-1980s. From 1982 to 1984, Michael was a member of Chequered Past, which included Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols and Clem Burke and Nigel Harrison of Blondie. In 1983, Michael penned the song “Obsession”, which later became a number one hit in 27 countries for LA new wave group Animotion; the track continues to be featured in countless movies, television shows and commercials. Michael continues to work as a performing artist and songwriter. His latest album, Key to the Universe, was released in 2016.