There’s so much more to Michael Stagliano than reality tv. Though he won our hearts with his infectious personality and charm on The Bachelorette Season 5 and Bachelor Pad 2, he is now connecting with us on a more intimate and interactive level with his new “Love Like This” acoustic tour. Though Michael has been playing music for years, it wasn’t until the end of BP2 that a friend encouraged him to take his music to the next level. After a few singles on iTunes, Michael is now playing to his fans across the US and Canada All of the shows have a charity partnership and he jumps on the opportunity to give back with proceeds being donated from merchandise and ticket sales. Michael sings about love lost, love found and searching for the perfect love. His shows are personal, heartfelt and interactive. From story-telling to his original music, this is a show you don’t want to miss.
I have said it time and time again, I love featuring artists that give back. Michael Stagliano is a walking example on how one person can make a difference. He is genuine and has such a big heart~ a true gentleman.
I recently had the chance to sit down with Michael and find out more behind about his passion for life and how he embraces possibility.
MS~Ive been playing for 10 years now! I was 18 when I started. Craziness!!!
BB411~Do you play any other musical instruments?
MS~I also played drums for 6 years, and I am a truly gifted (not really though) slap spoon player. I get down hard.
BB411~When did you know you wanted to sing professionally?
MS~Haha, OH. I still don’t know if I want to do that professionally. I have a wonderful life running my company in L.A., and playing gigs on the weekend. Becoming a professional recording artist would change that up a lot. But I am open to whatever opportunities come my way. You have to keep an open mind.
BB411~Besides a Musician if you could be anything professionally in the world what would it be?
MS~Ohhhh. Great question. I LOVE to entertain. I don’t particularly enjoy being the center of attention but, I love creating something that makes me people laugh or smile, or forget about their troubles for a while. (That rhymed, huh?) Maybe a screen writer for film. I’d also love to be an author. WHAOW!
BB411~Why did you call the tour “Love Like This” ?
MS~It’s kind of a life motto that was born a few years ago. At the core it’s just about LOVING on people. I don’t mean to sound like a hippy and the idea behind LLT is a lot less idealistic… It’s just simple: Spread love, share love, hug someone you don’t know, smile at them. Forgive someone who doesn’t deserve it. Love Like This, is my attempt to encourage others to do all of those things.
MS~The concept of potential. That truly, one human. ONE human out of 7 BILLION can do incredible things. Each of us have such profound potential. It is constantly inspiring to think about how much we all can do with our lives.
BB411~What music inspires you?
MS~The Civil Wars, MJ, John Mayer, Jesse J, even Lady GaGa. If it get’s my foot tapping or my heart hurting…I am inspired : )
BB411~If you could collaborate with any musician who would it be?
MS~Christina Grimmie or John Mayer. I feel like I approach music the same way that those two do. We “paint with the same colors” if you will.
BB411~Can you tell me about Stesso Sports?
MS~I’d love to! It is a social sports company that I started in 2009. We organize after works sports leagues for adults all over L.A. County. We are in 4 cities around and including Hollywood and besides setting up the Leagues every season, we have a HUGE charity component. Attached to every League is a sponsor bar. 10-20% of the money we spend at those bars comes back to our company and we support charities with that money. We also plan social events, and do corporate team building events as well.
MS~It means everything. I try to live me life 3rd. God first, others second…myself third. And believe me, I am no saint. I am not trying to preach or give everyone warm fuzzies here. I just think it is such an important habit to have as a human to give back. Whether it is financially, volunteering your time, sharing a kind text/phone call, forgiving someone… Just being in the service of others is a powerful way to live.
BB411~Can you tell me a little bit on why “Save Ryan” benefit concert is so dear to you?
MS~Oh man, I can tell you A LOT A BIT about that. But I will keep it brief: A family I have known for about 13 years now, the Faulkners are adopting a 2nd child. They are a single income family in Columbus, OH, and to put it plainly…They are some of the most wonderful people I know. They are kind and warm, humble and SO GIVING to others…it is remarkable. They have felt moved to adopt and advocate for a special needs orphan in Easter Europe named Ryan. I learned of his story when I went out to visit with them for a few days in Jan, and I felt moved to advocate for him as well. The Benefit concert for Ryan is one of many ways I am trying to get him home…We did a benefit concert in Los Angeles on March 23, and have partnered with Graham Bunn‘s co-founded 46NYC clothing company and put on a benefit concert April 6 in New York. Lots going on for this little boy. Check my website for details.
BB411~What other charities are you involved in?
MS~We work with an NPO Back2Back…they help out orphans in Monterey Mexico (the highest population of orphans in the world). B2B get’s them educated and fed, and helps find them a home. We also work with I LOVE WATER/Thorn Clothing inc. They are a T-Shirt company whose proceeds help get clean water in Africa. Lastly, and NOT LEAST. 46NYC, Graham Bunn’s clothing line…I try to advocate and help then out as much as possible as well.
BB411~What is something you want your fans to know about you that they might not already?
MS~Wow…so many things come to mind. I am a writer actually, and I wrote a book called Wesley’s Stories: After School Adventures. It is a young adult/middle reader fantasy novel consisting of 5 short stories. I have also started the second book in that series, Wesley’s Stories: The Hidden Tales. On top of that, my brother and I are writing a screenplay called “Salem”…. OH MY LORD it is going to be scary. We LOVE scary movies and feel like the Salem Witch Trials have never really been done, especially the way we are writing it… ha-ha oh man. No one is ready…
BB411~What is your skin care regime and do you have any favorite products?
MS~I literally….don’t use anything. Shower, shave, go.
MS~I wear a brand called Fcuk. It’s awesome.
MS~Absolutely! It is a friggin blast. The Bachelor world has been very good to me. Bachelor Pad 3 or Bachelor… I’d be down for it all : )
BB411~What are the top 3 qualities a woman should have?
MS~ #1. Humility #2. A sense of humor #3. A desire to better herself and those around her, always.
BB411~If you had to describe yourself in a few words, what would they be?
MS~accessible, unassuming, and a hugger.
BB411~Describe your perfect day?
MS~Christmas Day. BOOM
BB411~ #1. thing you want to do before you die?
MS~Make a baby
BB411~I read a lot you love to give out hugs, is this true?
MS~More true than you know, Hahaha. Yea I truly make an effort to meet and hug EVERY person after every show. It’s awesome.
That’s right ladies, you heard it straight from Michael himself~Hugs for everyone!
Check out the website for dates and venues to find out how you can catch one of his shows.
Much Love, Beauty Buzz 411