Artist: Duane Malinowski, aka Duane Michaels, accordion and vocalist extradionaire.
Year formed: 1974.
Style of music: Performs many styles: country, polka, big band, jazz, '50s, Italian, Tejano. Can sing in five languages.
Sounds a little like: Dean Martin, Jerry Vale, George Strait, Alabama, and Conway Twitty.
Influences: All the above, plus world-renowned jazz accordionist Tony Dannon of Detroit, Art Van Damme, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Brenda Lee, and Bobby Vinton.
Favorite local venue: All of them.
CDs/online releases: Not just Monkeying Around, One Good Piece After Another, Wanted, Buttons Galore, Shocked, From My Heart To Yours, How It All Began, Christmas Hope, A Little Bit of Love, Ladies Choice, and Callin' All Cowgirls.
Upcoming gigs: Maumee Elks on July 11, Lagrange Street Polish Festival on July 13, American Czech-Slovak Club in Dayton on July 20, and All Saints Parish Festival in Rossford on July 25.
Booking contact: Duane Michaels at 419-340-7914 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website: duanemichaels.com or GR8 records.com.
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