Mike Asquino & Friends

Mike Asquino & Friends

BandFolkAmericana

Mike's back singing some of his hits and TV & Radio jingles that have made him an Icon of the American POP music scene. With the release of, " She Believes In Me" is the rebirth of a talented singer-songwriter, musician.

Biography

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.

Discography

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

Set List

Mike sings and play some of songs and his Television and Radio jingles.

1. DANCING IN THE FIRELIGHT
2. SAILING SHIP MAJESTIC
3. BLESS MY SOUL
4. GOOD MORNING, GOOD MORNING
5. AMERICAN COWBOY
6. COUNTRY ROADS
7. SOME DAYS ARE DIAMONDS
8. ROCKEY MOUNTAIN HIGH
9. STANDING KNEE DEEP IN THE WATER
10. OLD FRIENDS AND FINE WINE
11. TAXI
12. MIKE'S COMMERICALS
13. COMMUTER BLUES
14. SINGER-SONGWRITER
15. SHE BELIEVES IN ME
16. PLEASE COME TO BOSTON