MyNameIsJohnMichael sounds like a man, but it is not a man. It is an indie rock band consisting of six members (one of them being John Michael Rouchell), all born and raised in New Orleans. Instead of getting caught up with the latest trends like a giddy, prepubescent girl at the mall, MNIJM gets in touch with their roots and incorporatesĀ old New Orleans R&B and brass band music into their sound.

Without this unique twist, the music could get lost in the flood of talented singer/songwriters out there, with nothing particularly special to set them apart from the crowd. Instead, the music takes on a lively personality all its own.

MyNameIsJohnMichael – “Orphan”

Sidenote: John Michael is friends with New Orleans rapperĀ G-Eazy. Small world/internet, huh?