Michele Van Kleef
- from Portland, OR
Michele's debut solo album, "After All" features her beautiful voice, memorable melodies and storytelling lyrics. The record was mixed by Tchad Blake (2x Grammy Award Winner for Sheryl Crow and Suzanne Vega) and includes legendary bass player Tony Levin plus Nate Query from The Decemberists.
Prior to recording her solo venture, Michele was a singer in the very successful, NW-based band, Calobo. The Indie band toured the U.S. for over 6 years and released 5 records. After Calobo broke up, 2 of the members helped found the Decemberists.
Michele's next project was leading the Seattle based trio, Mackabella (Lazy Bones Recordings). Known for its unique brand of lush rock/pop, Mackabella's music was licensed by 90210, Walk The Line, Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS, VH1, T-Mobile and MTV.