Genres:Country - Alternative, Pop Rock, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - New Wave, Rock - Indie Rock
Michael Hushel is the songwriter and front-man for the critically-acclaimed Chicago band
Five Foot Nine. Brimming with engaging melodies, and sharp, storytelling lyrics, Michael's buoyant compositions have gotten radio airplay at over 100 AAA and college radio stations around the country, and drawn praise from such websites and magazines as LostAtSea.net; TheFireNote.com; The Onion; Time Out Chicago and others.
There's unusual variety to the material as well, from the instantly-likeable contemporary pop-rock of the two singles "I Was In Pictures" and "Back To the Tunnels" to the playful bar-room country of the female-lead vox number "Give Me Sugar."
As far as influences go, Michael's songs have been described as feeling a little bit like New Pornographers meets Wilco meets REM, but at the same time, like no one you can totally put your finger on.