Toronto’s Michael Kulas of James Fame
Returns with New Album Set for Release September 2010
NXNE Rivoli date confirmed for June 19th
Toronto-based singer, multi-instrumentalist and globally-acclaimed composer,
Michael Kulas is no stranger to the spotlight. Joining legendary British
band James in 1997, Kulas was featured on 4 Top 40 albums including
Whiplash, The Best of, Millionaires and Pleased to Meet You; as well as many
international tours around the globe.
After James split in 2001, Kulas returned to Toronto to promote his solo
career and he wrote and recorded two more offerings – the full-length
Another Small Machine, and the 2006 EP, Imperial Cheerleader which included
songs from the Park Bench International Film Festival vampire hit, The Death
of Alice Blue. He again lent his songwriting talents to film when he
composed the original music for the award-winning documentary short, Jade
Most recently, Kulas has embarked on an entirely new venture and founded
Interloper Music, a company devoted to writing music for television and
film. Since its inception, Michael has written music for several
high-profile companies such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, CIBC, Toyota, and Leaf
Nation as well as theme songs for the televisions shows Team Galaxy and
Positive Living. In 2009, he was commissioned to compose the music for both
the RBC Olympic and the Ontario Tourism Olympic campaigns.
In 2008, James went on to re-form with their original band line-up from the
album Seven and Michael once again had the opportunity to join them on stage
at the Phoenix Concert Hall on their tour stop in Toronto.
After plans to write and record a side project with Grammy Award-winning
producer Malcolm Burn were put on the back burner, fate and inspiration
intervened, propelling Michael to write and record his anticipated and
soon-to-be-named project featuring Chris Sytnyk, (bassist from MADE) and
Derek James (drummer from WHY). The album is set for release in September
2010 and tour plans will be announced this summer.
Don’t miss Michael Kulas’ NXNE showcase at The Rivoli on Saturday, June