Mike Genovese

Mike Genovese

 San Diego, California, USA

Mike is a dynamic solo-acoustic and electric musician from Cleveland, OH and now resides in San Diego, CA. With a soaring, uniquely beautiful voice, and emotion eliciting songwriting, Mike captures audiences with his passionate live performances.Using a technique called looping, he creates live back-beats and the sounds of a full band.


Talented and Charming. These two words would best describe Mike Genovese after walking away from one of his live performances. His talent is obvious; the songwriting, unique voice, guitar styling, and complex live looping is quite entertaining. His charm is sincere; a bit less tangible and something that can only be experienced at his live show. With a sound thats Matt Wertz meets David Gray meets Coldplay, Genoveses songs and live performances elicit toe-tapping and hand clapping for the upbeat tracks, and goose bumps on your neck and arms throughout the ballads.

One cant help but wonder how Mike has been as successful as he has without the assistance and support of management, an agent, or even product! Genovese has spent the last 4 years building a fan base and credibility by opening for many national acts on many notable stagesand with his forthcoming full-length album set to release, "So the Story Goes", theres no doubt youll be hearing much more about Mike Genovese after its release

Notable Performances With:

Although still relatively new to the music scene, Mike has opened for many national acts including:

Jack Johnson, Mat Kearney, Lifehouse, G. Love and Special Sauce, Matt Nathanson, The Counting Crows, Augustana, Michelle Branch, Ari Hest, Matt Wertz, Tim Reynolds, Mason Jennings, Graham Colton, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Corey Smith, Cary Brothers, Matt White, Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing), Eric Hutchinson, Ernie Halter, Pat McGee Band, The Samples, Kate Voegele, ZOX, Virginia Coalition, Evan and Jaron, Rusted Root, Collective Soul, The Clarks, Jay Brannan, Jump (little children), Erin McCarley, Landon Pigg, Blessid Union of Souls, Michael Tolcher, Brian Vander Ark (Verve Pipe), Blue October, Carbon Leaf, Red Wanting Blue, Oval Opus, Brenn, Broken Social Scene, The Argument, Josh Hoge, Air Traffic (UK), The Damnwells, The Hey Day, Ha Ha Tonka, Ekoostik Hookah, Mieka Pauley, Down Dexter.....Be sure to keep your eye open for big things from Mike Genovese in the future....

Notable Venues Played:

Cleveland, OH:
Blossom Music Center
The House of Blues
The Agora
The Odeon
Scene Pavillion
TowerCity Amphitheater
Beachland Ballroom
Grog Shop
Hard Rock Cafe

Columbus, OH:
The Newport Music Hall
The Basement
Little Brothers
Rumba Cafe
Oldfields On High

Lestat's West Music Venue - San Diego, CA
Canopy Club - Urbana, IL
The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI
STARR HILL and University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA
The Knitting Factory - New York, NY
The Knitting Factory - Los Angeles
Canal Street Tavern- Dayton, OH
The Blue Gator - Athens, OH
Memorial Auditorium - Ohio University, Athens, OH
Top Cats - Cincinnati, OH
Howards - Bowling Green, OH
Robinhood Inn - Kent, OH
The Stadium and Miami Univeristy - Oxford, OH
123 Pleasant Street - Morgantown, WV
Canisius College - Buffalo, NY
Rick's Cafe - East Lansing, MI
Jammin' Java - Vienna, VA
Crossroads - Huntsville, AL
.....and many more......

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**Social Media:
Twitter: @mike_genovese


Set List

Let Me Be
My Lady
By Your Side
Give Myself
Your Patience
How Long
The Walk
You and Me
Angel Saved Me
Ask of You
You're the One
So the Story Goes...
Standing on the Edge

- Can play an hour, to an hour and a half of original material and countless cover songs.