Welcome to my website. I am a jazz pianist, vocalist, bass player and songwriter. I play either as a solo act or as a duo or trio with our band, Nervous Habit. Our core personnel is Dr. Cheryl Gratton, my wife, on drums, and myself on keyboards and vocals. We have past members and friends also join us when needed.
I have played since I was 5 years old and performed from Paris to the Caribbean and am willing to travel for an exciting gig opportunity. In addition to the audio and video samples on this website, you may find a plethora of examples on the Internet including www.gigmasters.com/jazz-trio/DoctorStech-NervousHabit, or www.myspace.com/doctorstech or on You Tube on the Doctor Stech channel.
If you like what you hear, I hope you will choose to buy either my 2006 or my 2009 CD - both are available in iTunes music store - under Michael Stechison for the first, and under Doctor Stech and Nervous Habit for the second.
Cheryl and I are very excited with the release of our latest Nervous Habit CD of all original songs. It is entitled ...it's clear to me that You Make Everything Better. We are proud of these original songs and hope you will consider purchasing it.
For hard copies of CD's please purchase through www.cdbaby.com or call 678.312.2700. We no longer sell them through the website since Debbie retired. There was a nice review of the 2006 CD in Jazziz magazine in the March 2007 edition and it can be found on www.jazziz.com. If you missed my CD review in the March 2007 issues of Jazziz you can buy one online at www.Jazziz.com. It includes one of my songs on their sampler disc along with Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins and others. Please take a look at the Atlanta Journal Constitution feature article about my music that was on the cover of the Living Section on August 18, 2008. In addition, there is a feature about me in the June 2010 Atlanta magazine. We are no longer directly selling CD's from the website but a hardcopy can be obtained by contacting us directly at 404-683-5240. Don't forget to find us on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and also streaming on Spotify and Pandora.
This page features a video of Nervous Habit playing our last song at Jazzoo 2012 at Zoo Atlanta. At the bottom of this page is a compilation video made by Hal Place of some solo performances of mine in 2012 at the Fifth Ivory piano bar in Midtown Atlanta. There are also some videos from my performance at the Eddie Owen Presents Singer Songwriter night at the Red Clay Theater in Duluth GA, on August 28, 2016. For more videos of our band please check out the DoctorStech YouTube channel.
WE ARE AVAILABLE TO ENTERTAIN AT YOUR NEXT PRIVATE EVENT including weddings, engagements, private parties, and corporate events. I can be hired as a solo pianist and vocalist, or in duo or trio format. We can provide sedate background lounge type music or we can take it up a notch and have you dancing and rocking. Please contact me by leaving a message at DoctorStech@gmail.com or calling 678.312.2700. Please support independent music and Enjoy!
Thanks for visiting my website. Stech