Currennt album:

A Little Faith (2019 / Artfarm / Rough Trade)


  • SOUL SAILOR (2018)



  • Support Henrik Freischlader / Freiheiz, München
  • Support Allman Brothers Band und Robert Randolph / Honbergsommer, Tuttlingen
  • Finalist of the German Blues Awards 2018





  • 100 Club, London 
  • 229 Club, London
  • Topos, Leverkusen
  • Honbergsommer, Tuttlingen
  • Freiheiz, München
  • Atlantis, Basel
  • Parterre, Basel
  • Chabah, Kandern
  • Zelt Musik Festival, Freiburg
  • Gallagher's Nest, Münchweier, Ettenheim
  • Prinz Willy, Kiel
  • K.I.S.S. Freiburg
  • Acoustic Couch, Bracknell, UK
  • The Drawing Room, Chesham, UK
  • The Elm Tree, Cambridge, UK
  • Ronnie Scott's, London, UK
  • WestMalvern Social Club, Malvern, UK
  • Sandringham Hotel, Cardiff, UK
  • Speakeasy, Sunderland, UK
  • Redcar Blues Club, Redcar, UK
  • The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs, UK
  • Blues Festival, Basel, CH 

michael oertel (GER)

Music-Style: Crossover

German band description:
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Although Michael Oertel is a child of the 80s, many of his musical influences date back well before his birth.


Inspired by timeless rock bands like Ten Years After, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd over Blues legends like Rory Gallagher, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton, his musical influences go beyond blues and rock. Folk musicians such as Neil Young and JJ Cale, alongside the Britpop of the 90s with bands such as Oasis and Richard Ashcroft’s The Verve, are equal roots of his work as 70s Soul & Funk artists Shuggie Otis, Jonny Guitar Watson or Marvin Gaye.


It is this passion for diversity that is reflected in his concerts and albums. Quickly tired of routines, he finds himself on a constant journey to create music that he has not done before.


So it happens that his first album „Soul Sailor“, produced by his friend and mentor Tino Gonzales, is a mixture of pop music paired with filigree guitar playing and singer / songwriter music and the new CD „A Little Faith“, though keeping the folk and songwriter elements, adds the full energy and power of classic rock music of the 70s into his portfolio.


For some years now Oertel has been touring with his band in various formations throughout Germany, Switzerland and England and among the approximately 50 concerts per year were concerts at the Freiburger Zelt-Musik-Festival, the invitation to the finals of the German Blues Awards or support shows for Henrik Freischlader or Robert Randolph just a few highlights.



Michael Oertel Band is able to play traditional blues with their own angle on it, make people dance with rock’n’roll and funky sounds and give them quiet and contemplative moments to think and dream.



 “One Word…..Killer!” 

(Ian “Dollarbill” Bowerman)


“It is rare to find a bunch of young people doing old-school music but with a new, their own, angle on it” 

(Ian “Dollarbill” Bowerman)


“Für uns das Überraschungsalbum des Jahres 2019” 

(Iron Sights)


“Griffige Songs, eine sehr schön eingesetzte Gitarrenarbeit und Texte mit Herz und Verstand…” 



"Vom ersten bis zum letzten Stück solide, fetzige und gut gemachte Rockmusik..”

(Badische Zeitung)


"Die Leute ließen sich völlig in den Bann der mitreißenden Rhythmen und der Vokalmagie des Sängers ziehen…Es herrschte eine Bombenstimmung”

(Badische Zeitung)



Availability:      on request (booking lead time 4-6 weeks)
Location:          Clubs, Festivals
Requirements: Hotel (Travel Party 4-7 depending on the budget),

                          Catering, local PA

Price:                on request