Ever since she was old enough to crawl up on the piano bench and plink out her own tunes, Michelle Deck was destined to be a singer-songwriter. Her classical piano training and wide-ranging musical influences (such as Karen Carpenter, Barbra Streisand, Steven Curtis Chapman, Margaret Becker, Idina Menzel, Abney Park) have blended with her powerful and expressive three-octave voice to create "Dynamic Inspirational Entertainment" experiences for audiences in many varied venues, starting in her home states of Oklahoma and Texas, all across the south central US, and now in her new home of Branson, Missouri.
Michelle's performance experience spans many years and many varied concert venues -- from restaurants and coffee shops, to shopping malls, business and civic events, county fairs and area festivals, women's conferences and ladies groups, and even both live and taped television. Since living in Branson, she's been twice featured in the Southwest Missouri New Music Showcase as one of the Ozarks' up-and-coming original artists.
With her husband and co-writer Bil (yes, he's Bil with one "L"), Michelle created her "ChamberSteamPop" music genre, which she describes as "classically infused Pop music with a Steampunk twist." ChamberSteamPop combines styles and instrumentation of many centuries and genres, while adding unexpected sounds and themes from the neo-Victorian retro-futuristic Steampunk world. "Unplayed: The Chronicles of Lady Lyric" is her first ChamberSteamPop EP release.
With her appreciation of all music that is encouraging, motivating, and inspirational, Michelle presents concerts of "Dynamic Inspirational Entertainment" with both original and cover tunes from many genres and eras, including some ChamberSteamPop songs. But Michelle (and occasionally Lady Lyric herself!) especially enjoys sharing ChamberSteamPop music, and Lady Lyric's stories behind the songs, at Steampunk or Renaissance festivals, ComicCon or Cosplay events, college gatherings, and house concerts. (She's always open to ideas to introduce Lady Lyric to new people and places!)
Whether singing her originals or cover songs, Michelle's desire is always to encourage and inspire her listeners to pursue their own dreams and touch the lives of others around them. She enjoys coaching young artists and songwriters and even created a ten-part Songwriting Series on her YouTube channel. She often says, "You're never too old to dream a new dream or launch into a new vision -- someone always needs to hear the song that's in your heart."
Contact Michelle today about bringing ChamberSteamPop and Lady Lyric's inspiring stories to your next party or event, Steampunk festival or other Cosplay event, or to schedule an "up close and personal" house concert for up to 20 of your closest friends!