Michael Forbes plays saxophone, flute, guitar, keyboards and sings. The Michael Forbes Explosion Band plays Classic Rock, Oldies and Blues, Rhythm and Blues, and hits from the 80's 90's and 2000's. Some venues include the Bull Pen, Marina City Club, King Harbor Yacht Club, Marina Yacht Club, as well as private parties, corporate gigs, and festivals. Michael plays flute, guitar and sings in a Jethro Tull tribute band called Retro Tull. Michael plays saxophone, flute and keyboards in a Rolling Stones tribute band calledThe Hollywood Stones. Michael plays sax with a Pink Floyd tribute band called Which One's Pink. Michael played with "Which One's Pink" at the OC Fairgrounds on August 14, 2010 at the Speedway Track and The Hanger August 6, 2011. (Click Hanger link to view all of Dark Side of the Moon). Michael's biggest moment was a quest appearance with David Gilmour of Pink Floyd on his solo tour in 1985 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on "Blue Light" with Rafael Ravenscroft (Baker Street) on alto sax. Michael played sax with Any Color You Like on August 6, 2009 with a live Laser Spectacular show to Dark Side of the Moon and with Alan Parsons on "Don't Answer Me" at Club Nokia at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles. Michael played with a Pink Floyd tribute show with "Shine On" on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas in summer of 2010. Michael played "Blue Lou" in the Blues Brothers Rock & Roll Revue at Universal Studios Hollywood. Michael recently played saxophone & guitar with the "Pink Floyd Sound." Check out the Money sax solo at La Mirada Theatre with British Rock Royalty. Michael recently played with Which One's Pink at the Hanger in Orange County August 1, 2015 on Money and Us and Them. Michael also plays keyboards, sax, flute and sings in the tribute to Woodstock called Woodstock Tribute Reunion Band.
Michael recently played on the World's Greatest Tribute Bands on AXS TV with Strange Days (iphone) at the Whiskey A Go Go to celebrate 50 years since The Doors played on the same stage. (AXS Multi Camera Shot). Michael performed with Strange Days at the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet
"Money" with Which One's Pink at Whiskey A Go Go 4-20-2016.
Michael also does video production which includes weddings, hockey games, bands, and editing promo packs for bands. He can shoot an event in High Def or DV with a Sony Z1U and edit in High Def and make DVDs of special highlights of hockey players or performers. Some of his edits are posted on the links above as Flash or Quicktime clips. Michael can aslo do still photograpahy of any event and capture the moment. Michael can also place photos in a mat.
Touch Me Sax Solo with Strange Days at Redondo Beach Pier Concert Series
Ron & Mike --- Into the Mystic
Michael Forbes Productions Video Michael Forbes Photography at Kings Stanley Cup Playoffs Michael Forbes Saxman Receives 2012
Best of Redondo Beach Award
Michael plays the "Star Spangled Banner" & "O Canada"