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ABOUT ME

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Member name: 
Michael
About Me: 
Michael Luginbill is a singer/songwriter/audio engineer originally from Indianapolis, IN. He performed overseas for several years after college as an entertainer on Celebrity Cruise Lines. Upon his return, Michael played guitar and sang lead vocals in Mitchell Street Band, a Bloomington, Indiana-based original pop/funk quintet. In 2006, Luginbill recorded and independently released a solo album and relocated to Los Angeles, to study Music Production and Audio Engineering at the Musicians’ Institute. Currently he is on the road with SNC, while also developing original material for future independent projects. Voice Part:Tenor 2
Hobbies: 
guitar, piano, recording, playing sports, writing
Country: 
United States
Birth Name: 
Michael Robert Luginbill
Nickname: 
Sluggz
Birthday: 
9.30.1981
Birth Sign: 
Libra
Height: 
6'2
Eyes: 
Brown
Currently Living In: 
On the road constantly. When SNC is not on the road, Los Angeles, CA.
Hometown: 
Indianapolis, IN
Relationship Status: 
Married
Musical Influences: 
Lewis Taylor, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Pharrell, John Mayer, Kanye West, D’Angelo, Sting, Bruce Hornsby, The Beatles, Prince, Michael McDonald, Fiona Apple, Ray Charles, Brad Mehldau, Soulive, Raul Midon, Dave Barnes, Justin Avery, The Beach Boys, Musiq Soulchild, etc.
What Magazines/Periodicals do you read consistently?: 
Mix Magazine, Rolling Stone, GQ, Newsweek
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Books: 
The Shack (William Young), Blue Like Jazz, The Beach House (James Patterson), Velvet Elvis (Rob Bell)
Comments: 

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Jana Huffman's picture

ok, I'll admit it, the Man Who Can't Be Moved makes me cry every time. Does that make me a sucker? I'm not sure. Love your voice... and thank you for coming to Portland.

KaylaStavnes's picture

Hello Michael! I've seen SNC 3 times recently, tonight at Braden Auditorium in Normal,IL and I have been blown away every time. The harmonies you guys create together is breathtaking. Some of my favorites of your solos are "I Won't Give Up" and "Fix You". Your vocals are amazing. I can't wait till I can see SNC again. Thank you and all the others for what you do.

Tammy Foster's picture

Fabulous idea... My daughter is a senior flute player at Interlochen Arts Academy (ok only the world's best performing arts school) so she can ROCK THE FLUTE!! I'd love to see a collaboration between her flute - say like a Bach Sonata, or Mozart, or something equally "classical" that makes no sense when paired up with something contemporary, but yet works beautifully. Would LOVE to see that collaboration - especially when she's everything SNC, but who isn't, right? So...let's make it happen before she's off to travel the world as a famous flutist.

Luigi Luginbill's picture

Yep, I Guess You Can Tell But I Should Tell You You Are My Favorite Member! LOL! ;)

Daryl S's picture

Hi Michael,
I've been to 3 Straight No Chaser concerts (Sacramento, Reno, Wolf Trap, and soon, Gallo Center for the Arts). I love your group and my favorite song is "The Man Who Can't Be Moved". I realize it is not the same genre as your new CD, but if you sang it at the Gallo Center for the Arts on August 16th, it would make my day and year! Goo luck to all of you.....you're the best!

PapaRay62's picture

Hello Mike!
I just found out about your group and I have to say i really like the way you and the others sing. I also like the video's that you have make. You have a very smooth voice which is very easy to listen to. I wish you and your fellow singers best of luck and keep up the great job! I was reading some of the other postings that are on your page and see you are engaged/married? You should up date your page so people know what's going on in your life.

Psmaht's picture

Ok...I am reaching out here...pretty unusual but here goes...My daughter and I will be attending in Durham NC on 11/24. She and I have had an estranged relationship for a while. When her mom and I separated she said I was a big disappointment because we never had daddy-daughter dates...She LOVES you guys. She was an all state vocalist and has always loved to sing. I am so proud of her...anyways, THIS is our Daddy Daughter date. I am so hopeful she will want me to be a part of her life again, that she will want to see me, talk to me and be proud of her Daddy...So..I guess this is a request to sing " The Living Years" on that night. I want...I need her to understand she won't have me forever and one day I will be gone. We are losing every second, every day, every year. I love my daughter so much and it just breaks my heart...I guess I feel this is my chance to make it right. You guys are awesome, I hope you see this, and you touch so many people with your music. I hope you reach out and touch my Daughter. Thank you so much.

Alyssa Germann's picture

I want to meet you, Mike! And I cannot wait to go to a show! :) Your voice is incredible!

Shandy's picture

I heard you in Indianapolis on Saturday and was amazed! I was so happy I got to meet you afterwards and got a picture with you!! You are such a talented person! Thanks for an amazing show!

lynze4245's picture

You guys were great tonight in St Louis...as always. I brought a friend and they are now hooked on to SNC as well. I have a pic with you and Jerome from The Pageant a few years ago. Was hoping to meet/chat with you again tonight, but time didn't allow it. Was just able to snap a few pics. Can't wait to see you all again soon!

NeimsRamos's picture

will u guys ever cm to central america...u rock

LaurenM's picture

Hi Michael! I'm coming to see you guys for the first time when you come to Chicago! Very excited and I just wanted to let you know I signed up for an account just to tell you The Shack and Blue Like Jazz are basically my top two favorite books! Very cool to see we have that in common:) Can't wait for the show! If you want to bring me on stage and sing a song to me personally I won't say no.

EileenR's picture

Happy birthday, dear Michael! Hope your day was great. See you in 3 months in Hershey, PA!

Gabriella's picture

Thank-you for the phenomenal concert on Sunday, I still have a smile. I really wanted to thank-you for signing my Biomechanics textbook- I honestly don’t have to words to tell you what that means: this is a class that over half the class has to retake and last year this class physically and mentally drained the life out me, no exaggeration. Your music has kept a smile on face since a slacker friend of mine sent me the 12 Days of Christmas you tube video Dec 2007, good thing I was basically finished studying. Back to the present, since now Biomechanics and a few other classes are all that stand in my way from graduation, the pressure is on and your signatures on the front cover remind me to smile.

loveable0089's picture

saw you tonight at the tent you guys were amazing im in love with your voice :)

bethy_32's picture

Hey,
I'm a newish fan but becoming a really big one!! Is there anyway you guys could come to Grand Forks, ND? That would be really cool!!

Djinnyeh's picture

I don't know if you recall, but the person I brought to the Calgary show told you at the M&G that you were all out of tune and our seats in the front row were TERRIBLE (*gasp* I had no idea, I was busy getting my picture signed! Barb is such a weirdo sometimes...)

Well, after your amazing performance, I played your solo album for her and I think you have a new fan! She has artists do solo concerts in her home for small groups of 50 or so people (it was Barnie Bentall and Charlie A'Court last year). If you ever go solo again, you have a standing invitation for a home made dinner and a mini-concert in Calgary!

Gaelle's picture

Hi Michael
I came from Paris to see you guys on stage in London and you were totally worth it! In case you'd like to travel a bit more you could... you know...come to Paris. Wouldn't that be tremendous? Come on! I'm sure you'd love it.
Anyway, I truly enjoyed your performance at the Union Chapel and I hate myself for having FORGOTTEN my camera. Can you believe that? But I'm happy to see many videos have alrealdy been posted on youtube. Yipee.
Thanks again for the great performance in London. Magical spot, beautiful songs and your solos were perfect as usual. I'd be thrilled to see you all on stage again some day. Did I mention Paris would be a great place to set a SNC show? ;)
Gaelle -from Paris with l..luck

Claire Troote UK's picture

Thanks for making my night at Fareham by singing the Bieber medley while holding my hand. Really enjoyed the UK tour and hope you will all be back soon and congratulations on the engagement. Wishing you and your Fiancee a long and happy future together.

TiaHarding's picture

WOW! You were all amazing on Saturday at Union Chapel, London. And the front row seats were incredible. Phenominal voices, brilliant stage presence, great audience interaction, halarious characters and how could I forget about the brilliant dancing?!
Absolutely loved your solos - so good!
Meeting you at the signing was breathtaking. You're all such lovely guys. I've got some brilliant photos - thanks for that!
My sister was the one who told you she loved you - have to say that I totally agree, how could you not love you???
Me and my family (the Barry Manilow family as I recall one of you saying) had a brilliant time and can't wait to watch you again if you do another UK tour! See you then :) xxx

Judy d's picture

Wishing you and Zoe much joy and many blessings now and always! Congrats!!!!!

Nesa's picture

Congratulations to you and Zoe! I'm so excited for you two! Best wishes to you both! :)

Vixter's picture

Congratulations to you & Zoe! Hope you're always as happy together as you are now!

SingForMe's picture

Just *heard* the exciting news!!! Congratulations to you and Zoe! What a gorgeous couple you two make! :)

Sarah Brodie's picture

I am soooo excited! Claire and I are coming to see you SNC in Fareham (a week today) can't wait :)

Sarah Brodie's picture

Hi Mike

'Wow!' You and the other guys were amazing on Monday night :) My friend Claire and I had a fantastic time (front row seats are the best to watch you particularly) hehe! As it was the first time i've seen SNC I am now a fan, and can't wait for you guys to be back in Cardiff. Maybe you could come to Bristol too, that way we could get to see you twice :)

See you soon (I hope)

Sarah
xxxxxxxxxx(one for each of you, plus X one extra for Jerome)

Claire Troote UK's picture

Hi Mike

Was in the front row (blowing kisses) with my friend Sarah of your opening night in Cardiff last night and had an absolute blast. Hope you guys enjoyed it too. Really wish we could have made a couple more of your UK dates (maybe next time). On your next UK tour it would be great if you could include Bristol, England in your venues. It was awesome to meet you guys afterwards and get my photo taken (which i'll upload in a minute) and just wanted to say that you were all as awesome as I remember from seeing you in London last year, opening for Barry Mannilow. Really hope I don't have to wait too long for you to come back and tour the UK again, will definitely be attending as many shows as I can. I shall be spreading the word far and wide about how awesome you are.

Enjoy the rest of, hopefully the first of many, UK tour. Hope we at least made Cardiff memorable for you ;-)))))

See you soon
Claire xxx

StephanieS's picture

Hi Michael..I just wanted to let you know that you guys are awesome!! I've spent countless hours on you tube watching all of the videos..I'm HOPING to be at the Saginaw Michigan show in April...and also HOPING it's front row...Coming from a family with an extensive musical background (My sister studied under Steve Zegree and I believe that's the version of Bridge Over Troubled Water that you do, dad plays trumpet and sang babershop chorus and quartet for 30 years, another sister plays flute and I sing and have played piano for 25 years, mom plays radio), I can appreciate how much hard work you guys put into your music..So...if you be the granter of Birthday wishes (March 30) please grant my wish that I'm in attendance in Saginaw....Thanks...keep singing...you're awesome!!!

Miriam_2's picture

I love your voice,and i'm def gonna have to look up your solo album. Really looking forward to seeing you all in a few weeks at the Bournemouth show!

Reagann7's picture

I just wanted to say I LOVE you guys music and even though people may say you guys are just resinging other peoples songs, i think you guys are true artists because you don't need all of the fancy backgrounds and clothing or even music. You guys know how to make up for all of that with your voices so thank you for giving us real musicians

Alyssa Germann's picture

Hey Michael! I would love to come to a concert at some point, but I am not certain when you will be in Indiana again...do you know if you will? Or somewhere relatively close after July 2012...? I would love to meet everyone...that would be so awesome! :)

E_2's picture

Hi Micahel, saw you guys in Indy for the first time, sat in the front row, 4 seats down from Dave's Mom!!!! Hope you have a Great Year. My buds in England will have tickets for your concert when you are there. LOL, I've sent him and his family the cash to go and to droooool over your.
E

Dave66's picture

Not for sure who I should talk to but I gave my wife 4 tickets for Christmas to the Straight No Chaser concert being held in Fort Collins, Colorado the end of March and somehow they got mixed in with the wrapping paper and tossed in the fire. We are both devastated and don't know what to do. I really don't have the money to buy more and the shows are selling out. Is there anyone that can help us?? It was a bad way to end a wonderful Christmas. Please help us if you can..
Thank you.David Parker

ngj3's picture

"Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas..." Mike!

Emily_18's picture

Hi Michael,

I recently heard your "I'm Yours/Somewhere Over the Rainbow" rendition on Pandora... it was stunning. Just thought I would let you know that it made my day. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season making lasting memories with the ones you love.

Sincerely,
Emily

Laura S.'s picture

mike you are the ultimate melted butter and a bag of potato chips Mm mm! yummy or a cup of rum coco i love it when you sing JUST LIKE A PRAYER.

sydneykodonnell's picture

You are my absolute favorite!!! My name is Sydney ODonnell and Im 16 from Atlanta GA. I saw your show tonight and absolutely fell in love!! I already had every song on itunes bought and memorized but you guys still blew me away. I was very upset that I couldnt meet you tonight and get your autograph but i just wanted to say that you were amazing and a true role model for me as a singer! Great job and i hope to come see you guys again as soon as money can afford! your concert made my birthday the best one yet!

Nesa's picture

Hi Mike! Great show yesterday in Raleigh! I was at the 2 pm show and it was phenomenal ..... I had high expectations for that show, and you totally blew them away! The voices were perfectly harmonized, and you guys sure made me laugh pretty hard. Thank you so much for making my day. I'm the one who gave you all Christmas cards and I asked you for a hug. I wanted to say more to you, but I was so nervous and shy that I was completely tongue-tied! So here goes: You were fantastic! I think Billie Jean/Poison was my absolute favorite. Oh! And you guys looked good in those Buddy Holly glasses. I couldn't help but watch you for the majority of the show and I just want to thank you for being so sweet and friendly in the meet and greet ... you all were. You were so nice and I only wish I could have talked to you longer ... and looked you in the eye more. It was my first show, so maybe that's why I was so nervous. Anyway, please, please, please come back to Raleigh soon! Or Durham. Anywhere in the Triangle. Just please come back soon. Seeing you guys live was a dream come true. Thank you so much for being so nice and sweet. You're my favorite (though I do love all you guys), and I just want to thank you so much for the smile that you put on my face. Oh! And thank you so much for the hug!

Megan_12's picture

I saw ya'll perform last night on LPB and I just couldn't take my eyes off you! The performances were so amazing. I am definitely going to try and come to your concert when you visit Baton Rouge, LA where I live. You are so handsome and talented! I want to go out with you! LOL! I'm sure all the girls tell you that, though. Seriously, awesome performance and look forward to seeing ya'll in April!

AmyM's picture

So I kept hearing your guys songs on the radio and the stations would never say who sang them so I finally youtubed them and vola! I cannot stop listening to you guys. Absolutly incredible. I think you are by far the cutest and I really hope i can see you when you guys make your way to Toronto :)

Wanda25's picture

Hi, how are you? Really enjoyed YOU and the group! Sorry I missed you in Atlantic City, but I plan to see you when you return. Take care!

Julia Doiron's picture

After attending my very first SNC concert last month, I've found myself unable to stop listening.
You are by far my favorite.
(Don't tell the others!)
You've been blessed with such a gift, and I am so thankful that you have decided to share it.
Listening to you sing is a pleasure.

WSFARWIG's picture

Hi Michael, we saw the SNC show in Chicago last Saturday and though I have always been a fan, the performance was amazing and you must know, you have a voice of an angel. It is the most pure beautiful male singing voice I have ever heard...ever! You are amazing! Been watching the PBS special and have listened to you sing Like A Prayer 6 times today already- SO TALENTED! Can't wait to see you again...

Kathy_30's picture

I was at the show at Harrahs that was filmed for PBS. It was fantastic. However, I can't seem to find the show on the PBS listing!! I tried PBS site and - nothing! Would love to get the DVD. You guys are great.

chpatlanta's picture

I love "Straight No Chaser" as a whole group, but you have such a great stage presence and are by far my favorite singer/dancer. I do think you look a little bit like Matthew McConaughey and it seems you might also be a great actor one day. Thank you so much for making me move to your awesome music!!!

jchaser123's picture

Loved your show in Cupertino, CA tonight! You guys are amazing. You've definitely got the cuteness factor going on!

Terry_11's picture

great show tonight! are you coming out with a solo album anytime soon?

jenmy's picture

Thank you all so much for doing what you do. I dropped my 15 yr. old son off at the Portland, OR concert along with his "girl-just-a-friend". It was his first concert ever! The tickets were a gift for his birthday. After the concert, they came out beaming from ear-to-ear. It is so important for me, as a Mom, for my son to have groups like yours representing the style of music that he loves. I wish I would have bought myself a ticket way in the back...but, have to cut the apron-strings :) Thanks!

hharlukowicz's picture

Loved the show in Portland Oregon. It was my first concert ever and i loved it very much. The I'm yours/ over the rainbow is mine and my fiancee first dance song for our wedding in June 2012. It was great to hear it live last night.
Thanks again for a great experience and i cant wait to see straight no chaser in the future.

Dan Folwick's picture

Mike, thanks so much for Tuesday night in Portland. Cindi & I thought the group was great. It's nice to know that we are recognized by most of the guys. You see so many people . . . we loved the rendition of "Fix You". It just keeps getting better. "Like a Prayer" . . . it really shows off your vocal talents. We'll be in touch . . . warmest regards . . .Dan Folwick