Michele D'Amour And The Love Dealers
Kirkland - Washington - United States

In 2011, the band Michele D'Amour and the Love Dealers was formed when the stars aligned -- Michele's lifelong affinity for the blues, her experience writing and performing, and the emergence of the right founding band members. The band released its first EP, "Sin Comin' On," in February 2014. The EP includes four covers and three originals written by Michele. Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers was also a Washington Blues Society finalist for the 2014 International Blues Challenge that year. 

The 2015 CD, Ante Up, features twelve original songs penned by Michele. Those tracks were developed and road-tested in 2014 as the group played various festivals and venues, and recorded in the fall of 2014. 

2017's album, Lost Nights at the Leopard Lounge, includes twelve new original tunes, including two that Michele co-wrote with Cory Wilds. The album debuted the week of June 24, 2017 on the Roots Music Report at #46 for Blues, #20 in Contemporary Blues, and #1 for Washington State

2018's album, Wiggle Room, includes ten new original tunes and the addition of piano and sax to the mix. The album debuted on the Roots Music Report the week of August 13, 2017 at #6 on the Jazzy Blues chart and #9 on the Washington State blues chart. 

Honors:  

- The band was selected for rotation on STEAM Magazine Radio for April 2015; 
- Ante Up was one of four CDs chosen by International Blues Broadcasters (IBBA) as Pick of the Month for May 2015; 
- The song "Trouble" was awarded a Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, 2017; 
- 2018 Best Washington Blues Recording nomination from Washington Blues Society - Lost Nights at the Leopard Lounge; 
- 2018 Best Blues Songwriter nomination from Washington Blues Society - Michele D'Amour; 
- 2018 Best Bass nomination from Washington Blues Society - Patrick McDanel


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Wiggle Room

Label: BluesKitty

Genres: Blues

Styles: Jazzy Blues, Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Falling Down Jazzy Blues Blues
2 Sweet Lovin Man Jazzy Blues Blues
3 Wiggle Room Jazzy Blues Blues
4 Honey on the Side Jazzy Blues Blues
5 Nothing to No One Jazzy Blues Blues
6 Let It Slide Jazzy Blues Blues
7 Been So Long Jazzy Blues Blues
8 Worthy Jazzy Blues Blues
9 He Can't Be Wrong Jazzy Blues Blues
10 Hard Times Jazzy Blues Blues

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Lost Nights at the Leopard Lounge

Label: Warrior Poet Productions

Genres: Blues

Styles: Contemporary Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 No Good Contemporary Blues Blues
2 Trouble Contemporary Blues Blues
3 Leopard Lounge Contemporary Blues Blues
4 Move on Down the Line Contemporary Blues Blues
5 Lost My Mojo Contemporary Blues Blues
6 All I Do is Work Contemporary Blues Blues
7 When the Blues Come Calling Contemporary Blues Blues
8 I Didn't Know Contemporary Blues Blues
9 Blue As Blue Can Get Contemporary Blues Blues
10 What the Cat Dragged in Contemporary Blues Blues
11 Last Man Standing Contemporary Blues Blues
12 Black Cat Boogie Contemporary Blues Blues

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Ante Up

Label: Self-Release

Genres: Blues

Styles: Contemporary Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
Say What You Mean Contemporary Blues Blues
1 She's Got Sway Contemporary Blues Blues
2 Waiting for You Contemporary Blues Blues
3 Say What You Mean Contemporary Blues Blues
4 One Wave at a Time Contemporary Blues Blues
5 Angels All Around Contemporary Blues Blues
6 Jealous Contemporary Blues Blues
7 Dress Code Contemporary Blues Blues
8 Too Fine a Night Contemporary Blues Blues
9 Not Your Man Contemporary Blues Blues
10 Memory Contemporary Blues Blues
11 Hurricane Contemporary Blues Blues
12 Don't Make Me Wait Contemporary Blues Blues

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Sin Comin' on

Label: Self-Release

Genres: Blues

Styles: Contemporary Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Hey Bully Contemporary Blues Blues
2 Shake for Me Contemporary Blues Blues
3 Yellow Moon Contemporary Blues Blues
4 Pretty Good for a Girl Contemporary Blues Blues
5 Joe's Blues Contemporary Blues Blues
6 Lonely Avenue Contemporary Blues Blues
7 Sin Comin' on Contemporary Blues Blues