Mike Vial is a full-time songwriter from Ann Arbor, MI. For eight years, Mike performed music part-time while teaching high school English in a rural town of Michigan. He released two EPs including working with producer Dan Achen (City and Colour; Feist) between a busy schedule of grading papers and teaching English to high school students.
Mike left his teaching position for full-time music in 2011. Throughout 2012-2014, Mike has toured a large part of the USA and Canada playing on average 150 shows.
FRANCES LUKE ACCORD
Frances Luke Accord is Brian Powers and Nicholas Gunty.
Both natives of South Bend, Indiana, they've been sharing their love of genuinely independent music from the day they began working together. Their Chicago apartment's third bedroom has become an in-house studio, where they continue to pursue a shared passion for writing, performing, and producing good music.
FLA's first release, Kandote (KAHN-doh-tey), is a collaborative music project between Frances Luke Accord and the Barefoot Truth Children's Choir of Kkindu Village, Uganda. The project is intended to establish a lasting means of financial support for the children's education through a product of their own handor rather, voice. They recorded the record in Uganda during their senior year at Notre Dame. More about the project is here: http://www.franceslukeaccord.com/kandote/
Their newest release, Queen for Me, was recorded and produced in their home in Chicago during the brutal winter of 2014.