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Michelle Branch

"Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch" (born July 2 1983) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. She made her debut in 2000, and released the platinum-selling albums ''The Spirit Room'' and ''Hotel Paper'' in subsequent years. In 2004, she formed the band The Wreckers with fellow musician Jessica Harp.


Branch was born seven weeks premature in Phoenix, Arizona, and was named after The Beatles' song "Michelle". Her father is of Irish ancestry while her mother was born in Holland; her maternal grandmother was from East Java and was held in a Japanese concentration camp during World War II, while her maternal grandfather was Dutch. She has an older half-brother, David, and a younger sister, Nicole.

Branch started taking voice lessons at a local university when she was 8 years old. She received a guitar for her fourteenth birthday from her uncle. She locked herself in her room and taught herself chords; within a few days she had composed her first song. She focused on the arts during high school, and was writing songs extensively. She attended Red Rock High School in Sedona but with the support of her parents, decided to continue her high school education through ...

Background solo singer
Born July 2, 1983
Genre Pop music
Years active 2000—present
Associated acts The Wreckers
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