Mychael Gabriel – ‘Ghost In The Midnight’

Mychael Gabriel might be familiar to you as the musical collaborator and lead guitarist for legendary percussionist Sheila E: his performance skills and stage presence are beyond argument on that count. Now he brings his vivid imagination to the forefront, with his first official solo single and video, ‘Ghost In The Midnight’.

Mychael performs in a series of outrageous outfits, pulling each off with style. Behind him are a number of garment racks, hung with nostalgic outfits connected to his musical upbringing in the heart of what is now known as the Minneapolis Sound. The funk-rock singer-songwriter is deeply rooted in this through his connection to Sheila E and Paisley Park. While Mychael would be the first to tell you there’ll never be another Prince, he’s certainly got the chops and the talent to carry on his legacy.

Mychael Gabriel flashes across every frame in every video he’s in, and the clip for ‘Ghost In The Midnight’ is certainly no exception. In turn he dons threads which make him look like an 80s pin-up, a Day-Glo monk, a dandy, a super hero, and many more. No matter what he does, he looks natural, and is as commanding and magnetic, whether with a bass guitar or a six-string as he is with a plastic lightsaber or a stuffed animal.

You can watch the video for ‘Ghost In The Midnight’ here:

Mychael Gabriel - GHOST IN THE MIDNIGHT (Official Music Video)

Find Mychael Gabriel on his official website.

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Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email