swings the classics
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“What a performer he is! Michael Lyon sings the standards with the air and confidence of a seasoned professional. His beautiful tenor voice carries a rich tone, but he holds back on the power his voice can reach. He hits high notes with ease and in tune. He’s smooth but never smarmy and keeps the schmaltz at bay. He doesn’t rely on gimmicks; he has the talent and training to let the music and lyrics do the talking.” Carol Crissey, Omaha Magazine
Michael Lyon is one of the Midwest's most sought-after swing vocalists for the timeless standards of the modern age.
His career began with classical music and his training with some of the world's finest teachers helped Michael achieve a vocal mastery that later provided a smooth transition into the iconic swing and jazz classics made famous by the greats and rediscovered by such modern day crooners as Harry Connick Jr, and Michael Bublé.
Michael's performance skills have been honed over the years to deliver the complete swing experience. A relaxed performer with an understated and classy delivery, he is the ideal musician to enhance your occasion without overwhelming it.
And when the time comes to dance, Michael's passion for swing music never fails to get everyone moving.
Michael's repertoire includes Big Band, Jazz, Swing and more. He's highly experienced at producing and performing for all types of events, including private, corporate and celebrity clients. From a simple celebration to the most elaborate occasion, Michael will work with you to plan a show or theme tailored to your specific needs.
Already have a planner? Great! Michael works with top event planners all the time and knows that they appreciate his attention to detail and flexibility with schedules that may change. First rate emcee skills enable Michael to work with you and your planner to make sure your event is smooth and trouble-free.
Available for all types of events, including weddings, corporate functions (awards nights, banquets), all types of parties (Holidays, birthdays, anniversaries), community events, dinner dances, festivals and fundraisers.
"As one of our wedding guests put it, 'Mr. Lyon is the best call you've made the whole night!' With a soothing and Sinatra-esque voice in an already romantic ambiance, this man brought the (wedding reception) house down!! Most of the guests we've talked to after that night have raved on how great he is and how he made the cocktail hour very entertaining. In fact, no one was bothered by any delays in the program because this "Michael Buble of Omaha" kept them socializing."
Lyca and Bryce Biffar
"Michael Buble, move over. There's another Michael in town. The music is timeless but you added to it your own personal touch, engaging the crowd. I can't tell you how many compliments I've had."
The Michael Lyon Band was absolutely incredible and really set the mood for an excellent evening. Thank you for all that you do for RMHC and the families we serve.
Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha
Your voice is magical and it was the perfect addition to the evening.
Jessica Brummer, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Durham Museum, Annual Tree Lighting
Thank you so much for your fabulous performance for our wedding. We had and continue to get numerous compliments on your singing. Many people said they just couldn't believe that someone was singing the songs live because they were so good. I also appreciated your emceeing talents keeping everything on track.
Well, if the praise I heard from the gang on the Day of Celebration wasn’t enough – the next party specifically requested you perform again. We loved your show!!
Rodney Rahl, GSM, Nebraska Furniture Mart
For the dinner hour and first dances, we hired an amazing performer named Michael Lyon. We love older, classic songs and Michael has the most beautiful voice! He’s got decades of accolades and is a true performer. Such a fun surprise for our family and friends! "You were the best surprise for our guests, Michael! They RAVED about it! Thank you for being part of our wedding magic!"
Laura Collins Prauss
I just wanted to thank you for doing such a fabulous job at the Scoular Company’s holiday party. I’m still hearing rave reviews about your singing and how it added that special holiday spark!"
“The song selection, execution and connection with the crowd hit just the right note. Our guests had a ball dancing the night away, with many calling us afterwards to rave about it. What a wonderful evening!”
Lisa and Howard Marcus
"Fantastic singer who really delivers the goods. Charming, humorous and thoroughly at ease with our large gathering—the consummate professional. Our guests were blown away to say the least."