Beauty & Fire
TOP 10 of World/New Age Radio Airplay Chart. Winner! RadioIndy 'Grindie' Award. 'I love the Spanish energy of it. It is great music for when I am working and want my energy to be both up and in my heart at the same time. Jack Canfield - co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Book Series, and author of the New York Times best seller, The Success Principles, featured teacher in 'The Secret'. - - - - - - 'This collection of music is something you wish would loop endlessly from morning to night. If my ears had taste buds I would say it was an aromatic international blend of far away delight. The kind of palette that would tantalize even the most discriminating of tasters. This will bring you into focus, stop writers block and sooth any party attendee into sharing their passion, instead of everyday commonality. In summation: It is a gift that will continuously give if you buy it for yourself. If it is a gift to someone else, then know you will be thanked gratefully every time they chose to listen. A true treasure to those in need of breaking away from daily mundane practice. Thank you Tomas for such a gift of giving from my ears, my heart and soul.' Curry Mendes - Visual Artist Los Angeles, CA - - - - - - 'I really enjoyed this CD. It is so lyrical in nature and the melodies lend themselves to singing along. I am a singer and I found myself singing harmonies with a number of the songs. Inside of the CD cover it says: 'I pluck the strings of my guitar and with each note I hear your voice gently singing in the background.' I read this AFTER I listened to the CD, and that totally reflected what I was thinking. The music is so incredibly soothing it's seems to put me in a peaceful, meditative state. I would strongly recommend this CD to anyone as a way to unwind after a stressful day. Thanks for the wonderful gift of your music.' Kathy Paauw - Productivity Consultant & Life Coach Redmond, WA - - - - - - - 'I've been listening to your new CD. Beautiful sound, intricate imaginative arrangements, first rate production values. Really a lovely package overall.' Daniel Maya - Guitarist, Composer, Music Educator San Francisco, CA - - - - - - - 'My husband of almost 46 years and I had a very romantic evening listening to Tomas Michaud's latest CD 'Beauty and Fire.' The music takes you to a place of extreme happiness; a place where there are no worries, no sickness and no pain; it gives you a foretaste of how God's paradise will be like. Thank you Tomas for sharing your gift with us.' Robert and Reina -Alameda, CA - - - - - - 'From the first moment I put on Fire and Beauty, a feeling of tranquility came over me. Your music enlivens my heart and uplifts my soul. I have three of you wonderful CD's and they are always a joy. Fire and Beauty has captured the essence of delight, and I felt transported to a captivating world. Your music is a true gift!' Julie Webster - Artist and Mom Austin, TX - - - - - - 'Beauty and Fire is more than the title of Tomas Michaud's newest CD. It is the very embodiment of his music. A stirring blend of brilliance, mystery, tenderness, longing, joy and so much more. I especially love Embrace in the Mist because it conveys such a variety of energy, of feelings, of passions. My spirits are lifted, my heart is full, and I am ever grateful as I am drawn into the light and love that is beauty and the fire.' Jesse Manibusan - Christian Recording Artist Grapevine, TX - - - - - - - 'Being a fan of past albums, I was in high anticipation of his newest work of art 'Beauty and Fire' and I was not disappointed! Each song carries with it a different emotion, and has the ability to touch your soul and inspire your heart. Tomas Michaud has raised the bar with his newest contribution to musical bliss. It will be a truly inspiring album for anyone who listens.' Kat Andrews - Administrative Assistant Alameda, CA - - - - - - ABOUT TOMAS While creating his own blend of Smooth Jazz and Flamenco guitar with subtle twists of Latin American grooves and Middle Eastern Percussion, Tomas weaves a melodic, almost vocal, tapestry with his guitar that, if one listens carefully, can breath beauty and sacredness into even the most mundane events of daily life. There's a kind of mystical yet practical spirituality to his music that has the effect of both calming and energizing. Tomas creates music that is exotic with a lingering sense of the familiar. Perhaps it's his ability to meld the sights and sounds of his travels to far away places with his upbringing in the American pop culture. He writes the kind of songs that creates images of places you'd like to be often - even if only in your imagination. His influences are such diverse music talents as Santana, who communicates profound beauty in the way he plays even a few notes, and the Gipsy Kings, who are masters at creating songs which take the listener on a romantic, exotic adventure.