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Animal Souls is a multi-genre indie music project based in Abbotsford, BC. The group is headed by bassist/producer Michael Fisher and features some of the best players in the Fraser Valley.

Originally from Burlington, Ontario Michael has called British Columbia home since 1983 and over the years he has played in many cover & original bands, managed & promoted artists, provided live sound services at local clubs and festivals and produced local artists.

When the Covid pandemic hit and Michael was 'retired' from a 27 year career at Live Nation, he called on some of his musical mates to help him record a 10-track album 'Wisdom of Crowds' which was released in August 2021. The album was a mix of old songs re-imagined from a late 80's stash of 4-track demos along with some newly written songs.

Animal Souls have since released 8 singles; 'Lessons of Love' (Jan 2022), 'Soul Dance Redux' (May 2022), 'Travelin' Bug' (Jul 2022), 'Midnight Sky (feat. Annika Catharina)' (Sep 2022), 'Home Sweet Home (Dec 2022), 'Tell Me Why' (Feb 2023), 'On My Way (feat. Alison Cowie)' (Apr 2023) and 'Final Parsec Problem Theory' (Jun 2023). Next up.. a new EP, 'Take Me Home', out on Friday, February 2.




TAKE ME HOME, the main title track, imagines what a loved one might say to us as they depart this world, giving us comfort and inviting us to drink a toast, because, life goes on..

DECEMBER SONG is the second track on the EP.. it seemed a fitting way to 'take it home', the journey home as it were with this instrumental. Home is where it all starts and ends.


TIM BARRETT (saxophone)

ADAM BLACK (drums)
MICHAEL FISHER (bass, beats,
synths & acoustic guitar)

Words & Music by Michael Fisher

Produced by M. Fisher & Pete Cordalis

​Mastered by Greg Mindorff

Music, Videos, Socials

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Michael Fisher 604-832-6227 |

Press, Awards & News

I was very thrilled that Animal Souls was nominated for the 2022 Radio WIGWAM Awards in the Best International Band category! We didn't win, or place, or show, but we're exteremely proud that we made it that far considering the thousands of artists that were considered.

'Midnight Sky'
#1 - 'KB Radio Canada' Weekly Top 25 (Nov 23)
#1 - 'Prospect Radio' Top 20 Countdown (Sep 10)


'Lessons of Love'
#19 - 'Cookie & Lewie Show' Top 20 of 2022
#22 - 'Museboat Live' Top 25 of 2022
#28 - 'KB Radio Canada' Top 50 of 2022

'Travelin' Bug'
#45 - 'KB Radio Canada' Top 50 of 2022


Wtach my interview with the wonderful Barbara & DJ Grant over at Galaxy 107FM in New Zealand.. this was a blast!

Read my interview with Jay Pillai at Lazie Indie Magazine in the November, 2021 issue.

Read my interview with TJ Clark at Museboat Live Radio.

Read a review of 'Lessons of Love' and my interview with 'The Sounds Won't Stop'.

The Players

Animal Souls wouldn't be possible without the amazing talents and contributions of my musical mates in the Fraser Valley & abroad..


Preston Sawyer


Adam Black (drums)

Alison Cowie, UK (vocals)
Allan McDonagh (electric guitar)
Andy Shearer, UK (dobro)
Annika Catharina (vocals)

Ava Wolsynuk (vocals)
Chris Murray Driver (drums, percussion)
Corey 'McFly' McPherson (drums)
Cuyler Biller (electric guitar)
Dan Cripps (drums)
Gary Baker (vocals)
Greg Schmidt (electric guitar)
Hayley Chase (vocals)
Jackie Lee (vocals)
James Kelly (electric guitar)
Jennie Bice (fiddle)
Jerry Brown (vocals)
John Fultz (keys)
Lana Roberts (keys)
Les Hatklin (flute)
Mara Hatklin (vocals)
Michael Fisher (bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keys, vocals)
Oke Chornick (drums, vocals)
Pete Cordalis (keys)
Preston Sawyer (electric guitar, classical guitar, guitar synth, mandolin, vocals)
Rick Speke (vocals)
Scott Boyes (vocals)
Scott Campbell (electric guitar)
Scott Hagon (drums)
Sharon LeMond (vocals)

Steve Brand (electric guitar)

Tim Barrett (saxophone)
Tim Ellephones (drums, djembe)
Vikki Evans (vocals) 

Chris Murray Driver

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