Police Academy’s vocal miracle worker Michael Winslow plays Whelan’s on Sunday night and we’ve a couple of tickets for you to win.
Barking dogs, squishing soggy sneakers, Jets roaring, spine tingling scratches from a chalkboard, radio noises, guitars screaming, cell phones, and so much more! Noises, every noise you can imagine but is it real or the vocal cords of Michael Winslow? He spent more time in the principal’s office than in class.
In 1984 Michael finally got his big chance – director Hugh Wilson and producer Paul Manslanski came to see him perform at Long Beach Theater where he was opening for the incomparable Count Basie & his Orchestra. Needless to say, Wilson and Manslanski were blown away! They immediately wrote him into the script of the unforgettable Police Academy I through VII and both film and star became an instant success. With his celebrity status now firmly established he then went to play a part in Mel Brooks Spaceballs. This film helped in furthering his spotlight as a unique comedian. Michael was also heard, but not seen, when he gave the voice to Stripe, the evil little creature, in another Hit Movie Gremlins.
Michael, a master of vocal gymnastics, can imitate over 1000 sound effects using his voice alone. Whether he is recreating the frenzy of Jimmy Hendrix playing the guitar, or the roar of a jet plane, his talent is truly remarkable and his versatility admirable and enjoyable for all ages!
Whelanslive.com presents the star of Police Academy and man of 10,000 sound effects Michael Winslow 8pm, Sunday 22nd July Whelan’s Of Wexford St