Michael Shapiro was born in San Jose, CA but grew up in Las Vegas, NV


He spent 29 years there before moving to Portland, OR and music eventually led him back to the SF Bay Area in 2006.

Shapiro began playing trumpet in grade school, followed in later years by piano, guitar, and vocals.  Fronting cover bands in Las Vegas as a teenager and early twenties, he naturally began writing and recording. Releasing his first album in 1995 with his band Trip and three albums to follow.  Trip toured with VH-1’s Rock Across America Tour opening for Duncan Sheik, Romantics, Edwin McCain, and  Cheap Trick. In 2003, Trip toured with Great White and on their 21st show in Rhode Island, the tour was brought to an abrupt and tragic end with the West Warwick Station Nightclub Fire. In 2005, after a two year hiatus, Shapiro recorded his first solo album, taking five of the twelve songs and released an EP entitled “Everything”. The single “Hope” received strong radio air-play across the US, thus landing him on a sold out national tour with the band Live.  He relocated to San Rafael in 2006 in search of the perfect-fit rhythm section and formed Reckless In Vegas. Michael and RIV have released two albums of original music and their latest release, “The Hard Way” features all re-makes. Shapiro is currently back in Las Vegas rockin’ Reckless In Vegas style!


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Upcoming shows TBA 


Past Tour Dates 2012/2013

Sat-May-26 – San Jose, CA @ South First Billiards w/Van Marter Project
Tue-May-29 – Oakland, CA @ Stork Club w/Van Marter Project
Fri-Jun-8 – San Diego, CA @ Lestat’s West w/Sean Ashby and Sarah McLachlan
Sat-Jun-9 – San Diego, CA @ Java Joe’s w/Lisa Sanders
Wed-Jun-13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon w/Van Marter Project
Fri-Jun-15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hostle Grape inside the M Resort w/TBA
Sat-Jun-16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Room 5 w/TBA
Sat-Jun-30 – NATIONAL ANTHEM PERFORMANCE San Rafael, CA @ Pacifics Baseball
Mon-Aug-6 – Portland, OR-Private Show
Thu-Aug-9 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater Portland w/Peter Murphy, Ours
Fri-Aug-10 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Sat-Aug-11 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall w/Peter Murphy, Ours
Sun-Aug-12 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory w/Peter Murphy, Ours
Tue-Aug-14 – Salt Lake City, UT w/Peter Murphy, Ours
Wed-Aug-15 – Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS w/Peter Murphy, Ours
Thu-Aug-16 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre w/Peter Murphy, Ours
Fri-Aug-17 – Sacramento, CA w/Peter Murphy, Ours
Sat-Aug-18 – Oakland, CA @ New Parish w/Peter Murphy, Ours
Sun-Aug-19 – Bakersfield, CA w/Peter Murphy, Ours
Fri-Jun-21 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s w/Jon Davidson and Water Liars

Past Tour Dates – 2011

Wed-Jun-15 – San Diego,CA @ Casbah
Thu-Jun-16 – Los Angeles,CA @ Amoeba
Fri-Jun-17 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriets
Fri-Jun-24 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
Sat-Jun-25 – Sacramento, CA @ Boardwalk
Sun-Jun-26 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar
Wed-Jun-29 – Los Angeles,CA @ Troubadour
Thu-Jun-30 – Los Angeles,CA @ TBA
Fri-Aug-5 – Portland,OR @ Dante’s
Sat-Aug-13 – Portland,OR @ Upfront Bar and Grill
Thu-Sep-22 – (Finsbury Park) London, United Kingdom @ The World’s End
Mon-Oct-3 – Madrid, Spain @ Sala Heineken w/Peter Murphy
Tue-Oct-4 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Bikini w/Peter Murphy
Thu-Oct-6 – Roncade (Treviso), Italy @ New Age w/Peter Murphy
Fri-Oct-7 – Rome, Italy @ Circolo degli Artisti w/Peter Murphy
Sat-Oct-8 – Prato (Florence), Italy @ Siddharta w/Peter Murphy
Fri-Oct-14 – Sacramento, CA @ Marylin’s on K
Sat-Oct-15 – Novato, CA @ Southern Pacific Smokehouse
Sun-Oct-16 – Chico, CA @ Lost On Main
Mon-Oct-17 – Nevada City, CA @ Cooper’s
Tue-Oct-18 – Fresno, CA @ Tokyo Garden
Wed-Oct-19 – Hermosa Beach, CA @ Saint Rocke w/Rob Wynia(of Floater)
Thu-Oct-20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Blue Martini w/Shawn Eiferman, Robert Wynia
Fri-Oct-21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Rosalita’s Cantina inside Sunset Station Casino
Sat-Oct-22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Room 5
Sun-Oct-23 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Club
Mon-Oct-24 – Redding, CA @ Bombay’s
Tue-Oct-25 – Roseburg, OR @ The Zoo
Wed-Oct-26 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
Thu-Oct-27 – Corvallis, OR @ Bombs Away
Fri-Oct-28 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
Sat-Oct-29 – Seattle, WA @ Rendezvous Theater *special guest Storm Large

Past Tour Dates – 2006

Wed-Feb-1 – Viper Room – 9:00 pm – Hollywood, CA w/Fastball
Thu-Feb-2 – Narducci’s – 8:00pm – Bakersfield, CA
Fri-Feb-3 – Normandy Casino – 9:00pm – Gardena, CA w/Fastball
Sat-Feb-4 – Red Devil – 8:15 pm – San Francisco, CA w/Fastball
Sun-May-7 – Atlanta,GA – Variety Playhouse – 8 p.m.
Tue-May-9 – Sayreville,NJ – Starland Ballroom – 7:30 p.m.
Thu-May-11 – New York, NY – Nokia Theatre – 8 p.m.
Fri-May-12 – Boston, MA – Avalon Ballroom – 7 p.m.
Sat-May-13 – Philadelphia,PA – Electric Factory – 8:30 p.m.
Sun-May-14 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues – 8 p.m.
Tue-May-16 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre – 7:30 p.m.
Wed-May-17 – Kansas, MO – Uptown Theatre – 8 p.m.
Fri-May-19 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre – 8 p.m.
Sat-May-20 – Park City, UT – Suede – 9 p.m.
Tue-May-23 – San Francisco,CA – Fillmore – 8 p.m.
Wed-May-24 – Los Angles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre 9 p.m.