Mike Asquino & Friends
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Mike Asquino & Friends

| Established. Jan 01, 1970 | MAJOR | AFTRA

Established on Jan, 1970
Band Folk Americana


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"Billboard Magazine"

Mike Asquino's CD, "She Believes In Me", is one of those rare feel-good, truly American - style albums that is destined to become a classic. With the perfect blend of memorable melodies and sing - along lyrics, his music is in the style of other great American Singer-Songwriters such as Jimmy Buffet and James Taylor. "She Believes In Me", is pure fun and perfect for that summer day on the boat, driving to work or simply relaxing with good friends. This CD is a must have for any fan of music. - Brian Cartwright

"The Providence Journal"

Why: From the sweet longing of, "Sailing Ship Majestic", to the bouncy upbeat country of,"American Cowboy", (with its cathy refrain),"I want to be an American cowboy, and feel what it's like to be free"), and on to the domestic dreams of a man ready to settle down in, "Commuter Blues",( No More Commuter blues - - soon I'll be home with you"), Mike Asquino shows the mark of a mature artist who'll show you a good time, and make you feel something too. - Alan Rosenberg


Listening to Mike Asquino's new album, was like entering a timewarp back to the early 80's when I first heard him. I played his music nonstop on my tiny Fisher Price record player usually reserved for Beatle albums and my mom's old 45's. Before revisiting it, I thought I had listen to it as a child solely because I personally knew Mike Asquino...he lived right down the road from us. 20 years later, I realized that familiarity can only maintain a kid's interest to a point, and that somewhere quality has to enter the picture. That's why the CD is currently playing nonstop on my Aiwa system( certainly an upgrade from Fisher Price)."She Believes In Me"is a [darn] good album. Its easygoing country feel is highlighted by, "American Cowboy","Sailing Ship Majestic", and "Dancing In The Firelight", And Dying In the Flame"). From first note to last, you feel as though you're sitting relaxing in Asquino's New Canaan, CT duplex with a beer in your hand....enjoying good music and good company. It's a rare album that creates a nostalgic sense of longing for a better world in a better time. - Terry Dinan


Mr. Mackenzie - Planet Records - 1967
Sheila - Planet Records - 1968
Singer-Songwriter - Strawberry Records - 1978
Commuter Blues - Strawberry Records -1979
Old Friends & Fine Wine - Red Cloud/CBS-1980-LP
She Believes In Me - Red Cloud Records/2002-CD
In Three Days - Red Cloud Records/2005-CD



Mike Asquino, “The Man Behind th Music” has been a Singer, Songwriter, Publisher and Manager for over 40 years.

Mikes career began by playing with “The Mystic Blues” a band that toured the New England area. They recorded two 45’s for Planet Records called “Mr. Mackenzie” in 1967 and “Sheila” in 1968. Both were songs he had composed for the band.

Swept up in the burgeoning arts scene in Greenwich Village he played there with musicians like Harry Chapin, Jim Croce, Bob Dylan, to name just a few.

With award winning songwriting partner, author/novelist/screenplay writer George Robinson, Mike released a few singles into the top 40 on Strawberry Records called, “Singer-Songwriter- 1978” and “Commuter Blues-1979”.

Mike recorded “Old Friends and Fine Wine” on Red Cloud records in 1980 back by a who’s who of musicians. Produced by Joe Renda (Ace Freely, KISS & co-produced Chip Taylor who was then on Columbia & Capital Records). Along with George Kiriakis on guitar and John Platainia on dobro (Van Morrison & Judy Collins)

Mike released the CD “She Believes In Me” in 2003. Depicting love songs and ballads about everyday people and life. It is an album of hope for the future “Good Morning, Good Morning”, friendship in “Old Friends & Fine Wine”, desire “American Cowboy” and relationships “Sailing Ship Majestic”.

Over the years Mikes songs have been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Credence Clearwater Revival, Leonard Cohen, Waylan Jennings & Jackson Brown.

Mike has played with a “Who’s Who” of national celebrities who have apperared on “The Tonight Show”, “The David Frost Show” and “The Mike Douglas Show”. Mike music is currently sought after in Film, Television and Radio.

Besides actively playing, writing and promoting, Mike is working with a charitable cause called “Music on the Green” which brings music to benefit those in need and helps organizations such as the American Cancer Society, World Hunger Relief, and Feed the Children.