Michael Buble' Gets First Class Fan Site
John Beaudin - How did you first discover Michael Bublé?
Janie Michaud - Actually, it was on the radio, which surprises some people since they say that Michael's music is rarely played on the radio. My mom caught the name and that same day I bought the album online. I was hooked right away, just after one song! I've always loved this music so much and hearing a young voice bringing it back was refreshing!
John - What is it about Michael's music that sets him apart?
Janie - First of all, because he is young and sings classics and old standards! There are also other great artists like Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Remy Shand... but Michael has a little something different from them, he can actually make you feel that you've gone back in time! I've always loved this genre of music and I am so happy to see that it is cool again! It brings back good memories to some and introduces nice melodies to others. Michael feels this music and it shows! We can truly hear and feel it when listening to him.
John - Has Michael given you any feedback?
Janie - The first feedback I got was from his parents! I got a message saying how they enjoy what I do and are happy to see how much the fans support Michael. And Michael himself is thankful for what the fans do for him. He even printed some of my drawings to show friends. That was quite a surprise! Michael and his family are very supportive of what I do! It's a mutual thing!
John - Have you seen Michael perform?
Janie - Actually, I saw him perform for the first time last weekend at the Montreal Jazz Festival! He simply blew me away! Michael is a great performer and is very funny! He knows how to react with the audience. The first evening show I attended, there was a younger crowd so he let loose, it was a lot of fun! On the second evening, an older crowd attended, and I found the ambiance more sentimental, with a few emotional moments... like the song "You'll Never Know", which he dedicates to his grandfather during every show, has brought tears to my eyes!
John - Tell me about the site?
Janie - My website started simply as a page to thank Michael for his great work. I also like to draw and paint so I wanted to include some of my artwork to show some friends. The page shortly grew into a fairly large site since I got a lot of positive feedback from Michael's fans! The official site was created to promote the current album and I think it's its purpose... my site is created by a fan (of the music and the artist) for fans!
John - Do you design the site?
Janie - Yes, I am the designer! It's my daytime job, but also a great hobby to work on Michael's site in the evening!
John - What's coming up on the site?
Janie - I am always updating! Keeping the tour schedule up-to-date, finding the latest articles and pictures, even fans pictures! It's a fun way to bring us together! Anything concerning Michael is included in my site! I want to maintain it so the fans can find everything they are looking for about him.
John - Thanks Janie.
Janie - Thanks again John
Check out her site at http://www.michaelbuble.jazzyutopia.org/index.html