In the four years that the Mette family has been on the road, many things have changed. They have upgraded from a vintage Airstream trailer to a tour bus. They have added two new members to their family. The music has changed as well, growing from a solo acoustic show into a full family band.
"I used to get annoyed by the whole 'Von Trapp' or 'Partridge Family' joke thing, but now I just kind of embrace it" says Michael, who is artist, father, & bandleader. "I realized that my family size is definitely a blessing, not a curse." And so now, the family joins him on stage each one sharing their joy and vibrancy in a unique way.
The music stands at the intersection of the church and culture drawing from pop influences like Michael Jackson and U2 to worship influences like Hillsong and Matt Maher. The girls' vocal harmonies combine with retro synths, ambient guitars & bombastic drums to create music that is passionate like a Friday Night and reverent like a Sunday Morning. The sound is both playfully innocent and deceptively deep.
Michael's unique style is most clear in the live events. The immersive concert experience combines technology, testimony, lights, & video to provide a backdrop for an encounter with the divine. Along with the family, he has played over 300 events over the past 4 years, traveling to 44 of the 50 states.
Michael's new album, "Between the Lines" embraces an indie-pop sound with worship sensibilities. "Arts + Humanity" lies at the intersection of culture and church while "Bring Forth the Light" explores doubt and despair in the modern world. "Always What I Need" invites simple trust in God's providence.