Michael Belair is an extraordinary guitarist, and not just because he is left-handed! Michael is a much sought-after dream of a guitarist who specializes in performing instrumental versions of America’s most loved songs… as well as some Brazilian gems. He is very busy (i.e., booked up!) due to the demand for his talent and professionalism. Michael’s style and presentation blends beautifully in a corporate event setting: his sound is upbeat but never loud, always at a level that allows guests to converse freely.
The “Michael Belair sound” is based on an instrumental Jazz style with elements of Brazilian, Rhythm & Blues, Rock and Classical music. Michael plays a wide variety of songs from Jazz Standards to Classic Rock and Original Compositions. His repertoire is huge!
Although most of Michael’s bookings are for corporate events in Napa Valley and Sonoma County, he does travel to San Francisco (the InterContinental), Half Moon Bay (The Ritz-Carlton) and San Jose (the Fairmont).
Michael performs on custom-made instruments and Gibson special issue left-handed guitars. The custom guitars are of particular note because the luthiers (makers) are very sought after; these instruments are rare and produce sounds that are wonderfully nuanced. And, like bottles of fine wine, they improve with age.