Hi, my name is Michael Strobel. I am a guitarist, singer, composer and producer.
My professional career started in August 2000 and I have played thousands of gigs since, in many different countries and as part of many different bands.
Sometimes theses gigs were concerts with well known artists, but most gigs in the early stages of my career were in pubs, bars, town parties and such.
I learnt how to sing in the French Alps, when Jim Garret invited me to play with him in the ski resorts of the Trois Vallees region. He taught me the ABC of singing and making music as a businnes in his own special way, and how to play three gigs a day, some of which were outside on top of a glacier.
In 2005 I started to play with the legendary Joe Schwarz Orchester on the Cannstatter Wasen, Stuttgart´s own Oktoberfest. During this gig I learnt, amongst other things, how to sight read and how to play for 11 hours a day, 17 days straight. An extremely educational time. Well, extreme anyhow.
Out of this band, a new band came into being, a seven piece outfit that I still play with a lot today – The Ingrid Schwarz Band. We played in the circus, on cruise ships, a lot of private functions, many, MANY, Galas and parties all over Germany.
At the same time, the rythmn section of the Ingrid Schwarz Band became 'The Strobez'. In 2006 I moved to Amsterdam, where The Strobez started to play in the Bourbon Street and in Rotterdam - in the legendary Paddy Murphy´s, which led to an almost endless run of clubgigs that took us to Holland, Belgium, France, England, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. We have released our debut album in 2006 and our second album in 2017.
In the meantime I played with Dodokay´s band 'Welcome to the pleasuredome' which eventually led me to meet Freiburg based drummer Schröder and his immense creative environment. I am very happy and proud to be part of that sometimes.
Currently I write and produce songs with my friends Philipp Rehm and Ralf Gustke, we call ourselves Pluq. We have released our first EP in November 2022.
I was born in 1980 and have been living in my hometown Metzingen again since 2019. I am a father to two daughters and one son.
I am the singer and guitarist of The Strobez. Our debut is here and our 2017 release here.
I am the guitarist and singer of Sharova a band with my wife Barbora. Our latest release can be found here.
I am the singer and guitarist of the Ingrid Schwarz Band.
I am the singer and guitarist of Welcome to the Pleasuredome, more info here.
I am part of the cirque Nouveau Ensemble „hyrrä paratiisi“. For more Info click here.
I am part of a collective that called itself „Tone Board Bros. Inc“, we composed and released music during the pandemic. You can find us on Bandcamp and all other major straming services. Our YouTube Channel is here.
Currently I produce and mix quite a lot of music for other people, which I find very enjoyable too. If you want me to mix your stuff, just send me an email.