Featured Artist / Artist Of The Week
Animal Souls is an alternative rock/pop ensemble headed by bassist/producer Michael Fisher. Originally from Burlington, Ontario, Michael settled in BC in 1983, stopping first in Courtenay,
BC, which at the time was a hotbed for musicians and artists and provided the inspiration to make a go at music. In the ensuing years, Michael played in a few 'Feldman' bands, studied recording
and music marketing at Columbia Academy in Vancouver, took a stab at artist management and promotions and wrote and recorded a lot of songs at his home studio in Vancouver's West End (Holly Lodge).
However, like many will attest to, it's a hard way to make a living, so he got a real job with Ticketmaster/Live Nation. Throughout his employment, Michael still pursued music on the side, playing
in a few original acts and cover bands. Fast forward to 2020 and the onset of Covid... it had been a long time since he wrote songs but the changing times inspired him to write a few new ones and also
drawing from his catalog of past writings, released a home studio/self-produced EP, 'Reborn'. It was a fun experience and the bug had bitten. In December of that year he set about to produce
a 10-track album with some re-dos from 'Reborn' and more songs from the past. 'Wisdom of Crowds' was released in August, 2021 and features some of the best musicians in the Fraser Valley. Currently,
Michael is back in the studio, this time partnering with Pete Cordalis at Green Room Studios in Abbotsford to produce a follow up LP, 'Tongue In Cheek'. The album will be ready sometime by the end
of the year, but they have finished one of the tracks, 'Lessons of Love', which was released on January 21, 2022. This track features some of the same players off the first album and a few more new
additions to the Animal Souls family!