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Michael Reed @ Yulemas show in Michigan, December 2013 (photo by Beth Riley)

Michael Reed, also known as "The One Man Band" due his vast list of playable instruments and vocal ability, was a vocalist, guitarist, drummer and pianist in Steam Powered Giraffe. His instruments include the bass, banjo and electric keyboard.

Michael Reed did backing instrumentation and album construction for Steam Powered Giraffe from January 2009 - March 2014.


He has brown hair and blue eyes. His stage appearance included a custom made jumpsuit with the SPG logo on front and back, and a pair of goggles around his neck.

History Edit

He was 8 years old, and got into the guitar when Jon Sprague introduced him to it at 17 years old. When he was 18, he began working with sound engineering and recording. He joined Steam Powered Giraffe at 22. He left the band in 2014.


Michael provides the primary vocals for the following songs:

  1. Steam Man Band (Album One)
  2. Steam Man Band (Reprise) (Album One)
  3. Prelude to a Dream/Make Believe (The 2¢ Show)


  • His favorite color is purple.
  • He is allergic to cats.
  • He is known to play many instruments.