Hometown: Portland, CT
Sounds Like: Ben Harper, Phish, Carlos Santana, Jack Johnson, Widespread Panic
The Michael Cleary band is a Hartford institution. They are celebrating their 22nd year of making original blues/funk/rock music with a twist. In 2009 MCB was voted Best Jam Band in the Hartford Advocate Readers poll.
Their shows have been described as great songs, monstrous solos, epic jams, funky grooves, wacky humor; all in all a diverse, joyous musical stew played and sung by talented musicians who love what they do.
“Hartford Magazine calls the Michael Cleary Band one of "Hartford's best original bands"!”
"The Michael Cleary Band - Refreshingly honest, no nonsense music. No cliches either. Best band we have heard in a long time. We play them in the U.K. on our show, and you know how fussy we are."
Stu and Kendall Radio show 102.3fm
Stewart Reeves - 102.3FM HarboroughFM
“The Michael Cleary Band wins the category of Best Jam band in the Hartford Advocate Readers Poll.”
“Vince Delaria is nominated for best Keyboardist”