Michael Duchesne An engaging artist & performer, Duchesne has honed his craft to a fine edge, performing throughout Australia’s East coast & frequenting some of Sydney’s top live music venues.
Music Genre: Alternative Soul
Influence: Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Earth, Wind & Fire, Donny Hathaway, Donnie, Michael Jackson, India.Arie, John Mayer, Djavan, Michael Franks.
Current Hometown: Sydney
After opening for American artist Eric Benét on his Australian tour in 2011, Duchesne landed a spot on the hit TV show 'The Voice Australia', where under the mentorship of ‘Coach Seal’, he made Seal’s top 6. His final performance - The Beatles’ classic ‘Got To Get You Into My Life’ was broadcast Live to over two million people on the first night alone.
Duchesne has sung & played at premier events & venues throughout Australia, including sharing the headline slot at The Manly Jazz Festival with Lionel Cole in 2013 & opening for ‘Hot Chocolate’ on their 2014 tour of Australia. Alongside the likes of Aloe Blacc & D’angelo, Duchesne opened the international stage at the Sydney leg of ‘Soulfest’ 2014.
Duchesne has an acute skill for songwriting and production & has been described by Award winning producer M-Phazes as “..an asset to Australian Soul Music..”
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