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artist michael wainwright

St. Catharines, ON, CANADA
Town Records
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Michael was born in the northern, working class town of Warrington, England. While growing up in St. Catharines Ontario, Canada, he followed his passion to write music and honed his craft by performing throughout Southern Ontario.

He amassed a substantial collection of self-produced recordings which caught the attention of Los Angeles based producer Charlton Pettus. Signing with Pettus’ indie label Town Records in 2008 led to the release of his self-titled CD, Michael Wainwright. Revolutionary illustrator and graphic artist Alan Aldridge (Elton John, The Beatles, Rolling Stones) agreed to design the cover. 

In 2009, he was offered the opportunity to perform as the opening act and background singer for Tears For Fears. “It’s been such an honour performing with them. I was always a fan theirs, singing with them is truly surreal."

From broken hearted to a reckless heartbreak, Michael Wainwright evolves with his second full-length album titled The Circus Is Coming To Town. “It’s an eclectic mix of melodic confessions.” It features the song “Heart-Shaped Man” written by Roland Orzabal. “It’s a song he wrote about my head. Catchy, yet self-deprecating.”

Woah, Can We Do That Again?
Independent
October, 2013
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The Circus Is Coming To Town
Town Records
September, 2011
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Michael Wainwright
Town Records
January, 2010
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Woah, Can We Do That Again? 2:09

Woah, Can We Do That Again?

Today's live performance with Laura Secord Secondary School's choir and band. Thank you to Mr. Dave Sisler for your support!?

Woah Rehearsal 1:55

Woah Rehearsal

Rehearsing with the Laura Secord Secondary School drumline.

Performing 3 Christmas shows with the drumline and 100 piece choir this Wednesday and Thursday. It's going to be epic! Stay tuned...

Sky's The Limit 3:57

Sky's The Limit

Written by Michael Wainwright:

This project represents an extraordinary opportunity for teachers and students to come together from a variety of schools, with a variety of skills, to achieve success together. The specific goal is to show how education within the DSBN embodies character education while moving student learning forward in a variety of ways. 

Live Sau Paulo Brazil 3:11

Live Sau Paulo Brazil

Opening act for TEARS FOR FEARS in Sau Paulo Brazil. Performing my song Blue from my album Circus Is Coming To Town.

Tears For Fears 6:37

Tears For Fears

Michael Wainwright singing live with Tears For Fears. Woman In Chains.

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