Mike Falzone

Mike Falzone

 Stratford, Connecticut, USA
BandPopRock

Indie-Pop...with a minty after taste.

Biography

"Great writing and funky style. I love it!" - Derek Sivers, founder, CD Baby

“ Mike Falzone is super talented! I listen to his CD all the time and play Famous during my live shows and everyone loves it! I feel lucky to have discovered him early!"

Michael Buckley - buckhollywood.com

Recently endorsed by:
The Gap
Eastwood Guitars
Aurora Strings
Saluda Cymbals

DOWNLOADS ON FROSTWIRE (P2P File sharing): (as of 12/17/09)
FUN WITH HONESTY: 32,755+
DO IT FOR THE STORY: 64,924+

CURRENT TOTAL PLAYS ON MYSPCE: (as of 12/17/09)
187,282

CURRENT VIEWS ON YOUTUBE: (as of 12/17/09)
172,857

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NOVEMBER -
- Mike Plays on Fox News in NYC... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgYfbN5oqlc

SEPTEMBER -
-The band is invited to Longwoog University to open for Matt Nathanson.

- Tracks from the new album are played on Versus during their broadcast of BIG 12 football.

- "Do it for the Story" is released on the 18th. The band plays to a packed house at The Space in Hamden, CT.

AUGUST 2009 - Mike is selected to play The Gap in celebration of the new denim collection and its 40th anniversary.

JULY 2009 - "Famous" wins Honorable Mention the Billboard World Song Contest!

MARCH 2009 - Mike gets his music licensed to MTV. (The Hills, The City, Made, and Parental Control)

In 2007 alone...

Mike Falzone went on a national tour, gathered a strong 20,000+ fanbase, opened for Third Eye Blind, State Radio, and landed a Distribution deal with Borders Books (without a label) for a CD that isn't even out yet. Acoustic-Indie-Soul finally has a face...and it looks surprisingly like Mike's.

2008 Year in Review:
Jan 2008 - FUN WITH HONESTY IS RELEASED IN BORDERS STORES AND ON iTUNES.

Feb 2008 - Mike Gets invited to the city for Shure Microphones and Sam Ash Music Present: OriginalSessions National Band Search 2008/09

Feb 2008 - Mike opens for Kate Vogele (One Tree Hill star)

April 2008 - Mike gets invited to Asbury park to play the 3rd annual WAVE GATHERING.

May 2008 - Mike is named 1 of 15 finalists in:
Shure Microphones and Sam Ash Music Present: OriginalSessions National Band Search 2008/09

May 2008 - Mike Was named to "The Juggling Gypsy's" First musical compilation CD because of his performance in the summer of 2007.

June 2008 - Mike Opens for Ryan Cabrera

July 2008 - "Famous" earns the title of "Track of the Day" in the Acoustic genre on Garageband.com.

July 2008 - Mike is selected at the first alternate for the NACA Northeast Conference Showcase.

July 2008 - Several of Mike's songs are featured in programs on the VERSUS Network including The Tour De France and the PBR.

August 2008 - August 2008 - "Great writing and funky style, I love it!" "Great writing and funky style. I love it!" - DEREK SIVERS, CD BABY, FOUNDER

September 2008 - Mike is selected to play CMJ in NYC.

September 2008 - "Unsuccessful Supervillain" is used in the Indie film "On Parole" starring Cloverfield's TJ Miller.

October 2008 - Rich & Skinny Jeans decides to sponsor Mike.

October 2008 - Mike signs on with TrueAnthem.com and his album is made available FREE thanks to The Gap.

November 2008 - Mike launches a College Radio campaign with Tinderbox Music.
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Mike Falzone has shared the stage with: Third Eye Blind, Stroke 9, Teddy Geiger, State Radio, Citizen Cope, Matt Nathenson, Kate Voegele, Pie Bald, This Providence, The Forecast, The Alternate Routes, Dirty Blonde, Mates of State and more!

"Recording Quality/Production: 4
Lead Vocals: 4.5
Musicianship: 4.5
Lyric Writing: 4.5
Music Composing: 4.5
Melodies: 5 Song
Arrangement: 4 to 4.5

When someone sees 4, 4.5 or 5 as their score in a category, that tells them, to me, they are in the professional league"
- EUGENE FOLEY, AUTHOR: ARTIST DEVELOPMENT: A DISTINCTIVE GUIDE TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY'S LOST ART

"Touting raspy vocals and and a funk-based sound, Mike Falzone will be a household name in five years"
The Rushmore Files Blog
Travis Helwig
December 2006

"Falzone is a good songwriter with a lot of potential"
Performer Magazine, Feb 2008

"While most college campuses see their fair share of student bands and musicians, it is now extremely rare to see an act that not only comes off unique and impressive, but one that also manages to live on even after the college years end. Fairfield University is fortunate enough to have had both of these things all in one act."
The Fairfield Mirror, 1/31/08

"His radio-friendly sound has enough quirks and intriguing arrangements that both John Mayer’s legions and cultish Candy Butchers cronies can listen without qualms"
Christopher Arnott, New Haven Advocate, Jan 2008

"His new album "Fun With Honesty" is amazing."
Joe Kelly WVOF 88.5, Feb 2008

"On Falzone’s, release Fun With Honesty he uses his witty lyrics and a soulful voice to becom

Lyrics

Famous

Written By: Mike Falzone

I've been thinkin in between breaks from drinkin
about the things you said concerning my singin
You said the top 10 billboards i could break in
tell me are you for real or just fakin?

Id grow a beard if you think the hippies would dig me
I would work on my flow if you thought I had Hip Hop in me
to impress the girls I'd work on my sensitivity
I'd sport my tattoos proud for punk crowd longevity

and if you told me that I could be famous
Id present you with a list of changes
I could make
We could fake the world out

To cause a fuss id call shotgun on the tour bus
Playin every show shirtless ladys would adore us
throwin panties on the stage at every single chorus
then we'd break up the band cuz all this money bores us

and if you told me that I could be famous
Id present you with a list of changes
I could make
We could fake the world out
We could fake the world out
We could fake the world out
We could fake the world out

Unfortunate Science

Written By: Mike Falzone

They say the good girls
always want themselves a good guy
but the truth is every boy
wants a little bad girl inside
someone they can take home
and someone they can take out
then in the bedroom they blow your mind

Then these girls go out and they walk the streets in
hopes that one day their gonna meet the perfect guy
with bright blue eyes
he’s surprisingly polite
cuz' he keeps his shoes tied,
loves his momma, works a 9 to 5
then they grab a couple drinks and disappear into the night

And what i see
time after time
is they settle for whatever they find
and leave the good ones far behind
You can say you disagree and say you don’t buy this
but its an unfortunate science
and im standing behind it

Some guys in the bar take it way too far or don’t
take it at all just stand against the wall and make
future plans with the girls they see
together with the guys who they want to be
and then sometimes,
say their looking for a good girl
take her home and promise them the world
then the next night, someone else looks alright
he’s kicks her to the curb and she’s standing on the wall beside
the "good" guy

And what i see
time after time
is they settle for whatever they find
and leave the good ones far behind
You can say you disagree and say you don’t buy this
but its an unfortunate science
and i’m standing behind it

Discography

Between the Airport and Lordship (2005)
Fairview (2006)
Live from Bridgeport CT (2006)
Fun With Honesty (2008)
Do it for the Story (2009)

Set List

Our sets go anywhere from 5 songs to 2 hours worth of music.