Michael & The Myriad
After years of experimentation to find a unique songwriting style, Michael Wadina spent the summer of 2016 refining a collection of six songs that finally felt like home. Originally, Michael hails from Steven’s Point, Wisconsin, a small and isolated town defined by tall red pines and quiet cold winters. Living near the Northwoods would become the first true inspiration behind the music to come.
Michael started writing songs to share experiences from his childhood with the world. Stories of cabin trips, exploration, and adventure flow through the lyrics of his songs and vividly paint scenes in soothing colors. As Michael experienced more, he poured more into his writing to devise new stories to tell. After graduating from Belmont University with a Music Business degree, Michael began constructing his first official EP.
Having a deep personal connection with this initial project, Michael called upon his close friends, Matt Byers and Chris O’Brien, to stand alongside him as a songwriter, working as active producers and co-writers. The initial EP, titled “Where I’m Going,” was released in November of 2016 as a solo project under Michael’s full name, without any set plans to be an active performer.
As the EP grew in listenership, the possibility of performing became a reality, as Michael rallied Cameron Theobald and Jeff Meloen to officially create the 5-piece group, Michael & the Myriad. The band has since re-released the project under their name, and continues to entertain audiences around Nashville, TN and Steven’s Point, Wisconsin.
Pulling inspiration from bands such as Lord Huron & The Lumineers, The Myriad emits a unique alternative-folk ambiance, elegant guitar riffs, and catchy vocal melodies that gathered attention from local radio stations, venues, and soon-to-be fans. Their first EP set an initial standard for fans of the band, and after a number of live performances throughout the spring of 2017, the band has refocused on a more ambitious project — a full-length studio album titled, “Find the Sea.”