the Custom Shop-Band, from Erie, Colorado, is a variety rock band that plays whatever tickles its fancy!
ON LEAD VOCALS:
Michele Steele, of North Attleborough, Massachusetts, has been fronting bands since she was 19. A two-decade veteran of the Front Range music scene, her versatile style and stage charisma captivates rock audiences as easily as blues, R&B and Motown fans. Before joining the Custom Shop – Band, Michele had long stints with 11th Hour, TJ Coupe, and the Catfish Kray Band. When she's not rocking out and blowing roofs off with the Custom Shop – Band, you can catch Michele these days with Girls on Top and John Weeks Band.
ON GUITAR & VOCALS:
The founder of the Custom Shop-Band, Murat started playing guitar at 14. His musical foundations are firmly grounded by blues legends such as Freddie King, Peter Green, Mike Bloomfield and Gary Moore. But innovators & pathbreakers like Randy Rhoads, Slash, Luke Morley, Ace Frehley, Paul Kosoff, Mick Jones and, above all else, Brian May all hold a special place & reverence in Murat's continued musical quest.
Murat was born to a Turkish father and Turkish-American mother in Turkey, where he lived through his youth and played in rock bands. After having spent over a decade on the East Coast, Murat's called Colorado home since 2000.