The prolific Vancouver Island-based singer / songwriter / pianist / producer has earned a loyal international following as a triple threat. He’s a piano virtuoso with a technical mastery of many different styles, an eloquent singer/songwriter, and a charming and engaging performer.
No Filter is the eleventh album from MICHAEL KAESHAMMER. This is the sound of an artist following his muse completely unhindered by thoughts of commercial imperatives or genre constraints. On No Filter, Michael mixes his well-crafted and melodic original songs with a couple of evocative piano instrumentals, and the result is a delightfully varied collection that showcases Michael’s smooth and soulful voice. It also showcases Kaeshammer’s impressive evolution as a perceptive and poetic lyricist.
His first album was actually a solo piano record, and Michael has never lost contact with those roots. Last year he released another record of solo piano instrumentals, The Pianist, in under the radar fashion. “That album wasn’t planned as anything other than my recording some songs for my parents”, Michael recalls. “It’s as if you’re just sitting on your couch at home listening to me play.”‘
Recently nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award, Kaeshammer has won previous WCMAs as Musician of the Year and Entertainer of the Year, while seven Juno Award nominations have netted him two wins. With his recording career now spanning two full decades and 12 albums later, Michael Kaeshammer has emerged as a truly original artist at the very top of his game and one in love with the creative process.
“Right now I love playing and making music more than ever”, he stresses. “It has got to a point where it is a really important part of my life rather than being my life and I love it so much now”.