|Birth Name||Alexander Melidis|
|Stage Name||Zander Michigan||Born|
|Years active||2013 - Present|
|Music Genres||Folk, Americana, Rock, Blues|
|Labels||Keys Gerald Records|
Zander Michigan is a Folk/Americana singer/songwriter from Detroit, MI. He plays the guitar, & harmonica. His Bob Dylan style vocals, heavy strum, and cheeky lyrics make him a classic sounding musician in an age of futuristic banter. He's got that Bob Dlyan cadence when he sings and a Nashville undertone to his guitar playing, but songwriter Zander Melidis, better known as Zander Michigan is firmly rooted in Michigan. With a penchant for traditional folk-blues music. Zanderis leading the charge to bring a folk-revival into the age of rave. It's one blues-man against the world.
The name Zander Michigan was coined in early 2013. Alexander Melidis AKA Zander Michigan, started writing folk songs in his room during his senior year of college and recorded a demo in his cousin's closet-turned-vocal-booth in the summer of 2013. The demo was called "Never Going Back Home" and was the kickstarter to Zander's new career path. He then moved home in the fall of 2013 and started playing open mic nights around the Detroit area, meeting many people in the Detroit music scene. By early 2014 he was featured on WAYN radio, TV Warren, and even made the Metro Times Blowout line-up. By that summer he interviewed with Ann Delisi on WDETs Essential Music, He's played Detroit River Days, Ann Arbor Summer Festival, and Arts, Beats, & Eats, etc.
CD, Digital Downlowads:
- Kitchen Sink # 1 EP (2017) iTunes bandcamp
- Zander, MI 48018 (2016) iTunes Bandcamp
- Zander The Great (2015) [ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/zander-the-great/990975175iTunes] Bandcamp Find the Complete Album and individual tracks on Amazon
- Never Going Back Home (2013) Find the Complete Album on Bandcamp