Pop Machine is one of the most up-beat, diverse musical groups you will ever see on stage. Covering everything that most bands don’t, this unique trio is the perfect blend of unparalleled musicianship, brilliant vocals, engaging personality and cutting edge technology. Their vast repertoire means you will hear everything from Abba to Zeppelin, new and old, including all the authentic disco hits from the ’70′s right up to current music from groups such as Oasis and Maroon 5. It may be the only time you see three guys performing Shania Twain’s ‘I Feel Like a Woman’!
The leader, a highly accomplished drummer and vocalist, Michael Shotton has accumulated years of experience with countless original, Top-40 and specialty tribute acts. His wide vocal range, style and presence allow him to perform everything from rock and R&B to corporate and orchestral shows.
In 1988, he was signed to Herb Alpert’s label A&M with the pop-based group Diamond Life, responsible for the Canadian hit ‘Habits of the Heart’. He appeared on the ‘Walk On’ (MCA) album of legendary rock band Boston, and in 1991 turned down an offer to replace Brad Delp in the lead vocal position for the band, signing instead to EMI records with high-energy pop-rock group Von Groove. Michael’s own original band, Von Groove has to date completed their seventh album under the MTM/Trycycle labels.
In 1998 he became part of The Outpatience, releasing their debut album ‘Anxious Disease’ (Teichiku/Virgin), featuring members of Guns n’Roses, and a duet with Axl Rose. Michael has performed as vocalist with Symphony Orchestras North America wide in tribute concerts to The Eagles, Paul McCartney, Queen, Led Zeppelin, U2 and KISS.
Pop Machine is your choice for a night of live music and dancing that will have your guests talking for years to come.