Michael Herring
double bass, composer

MICHAEL HERRING is a double-bassist and composer based in Toronto who writes, performs and records across genre lines, equally comfortable in jazz as in roots settings, including folk, world, and pop/rock. Besides Peripheral Vision, Herring leads or co-leads a number of ensembles, including Michael Herring’s Vertigo, which recorded two albums featuring New York’s David Binney - the first was included in All About Jazz New York’s Top 5 Debut albums of 2006, God’s Gift to Yoda (indie jazz-rock), Way North (Brooklyn/Toronto), and Harrington and The Uplifters (Roots Rock/New Orleans pop), where you can hear Herring’s lyrics, lead and backing vocals. Herring has toured and recorded with such great musicians as Ab Baars (ICP/Amsterdam), Ken Vandermark, Dave Clark, David Braid, Kirk MacDonald, Mansa Sissoko (Mali, Africa), Bucky Pizzarelli, Mike Murley, Percy Sledge, and Ernest Ranglin.

“The boss’s bass soars and swoops and the overall impact is tremendous”

Geoff Chapman, The Toronto Star
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