Mike Rago
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Mike Rago

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Recent recordings: Genavieve, Genavieve 2, Brianne Bassetto-"Get In Line", Soundtrack for "Dating the Lucy" Independent film, music for TV commercial/PSA for the state of Arizona health department, Jingle for "Wynder's" food products, numerous custom music bed projects for corporations and independent videos.



Mike Rago had his first taste of music at the early age of three. Growing up in a house where Mike's mother was a concert pianist and his uncle was a jazz pianist, it was a natural that he took his first piano lesson shortly after being able to walk! From there, Mike also took an interest in many instruments including guitar and bass and it was only a matter of time until he became a very accomplished musician. Performing at venues all over the Chicagoland area and around the country, playing with countless bands and musicians, Mike gained valuable experience and a reputation as a highly sought after bass player and multi-instrumentalist. His versatility, professionalism, and ability has had Mike play with many nationally known musicians in every style of music from rock, heavy metal, pop, adult contemporary, dance, blues, jazz, country, and classical. Mike has performed at such notable venues as The Tweeter Center, The Elbo Room, Double Door, The Note, Cubby Bear, Goose Island, Joe's on Weed Street, River West, Summer Fest, etc...The list of venues is long and has been both as a headliner and opener for National acts like Blue Oyster Cult, KC and the Sunshine Band, Off Broadway, and many more. He has also made many Radio and Television appearences performing live on such shows as the WGN TV morning news. Through the years, Mike has also expanded out into other ventures. Some of the recent projects include writing, recording, performing, and producing the soundtrack for the independent film "Dating the Lucy" which premiered Jan 26, 2008. The movie was written, directed, and produced by Brian Polacek. Mike also has teamed up with Brian to form "Law Brothers Studios". They have directed, filmed, and produced TV commercials, corporate videos, independent projects, and videos for internet advertising. In addition, Mike writes, records, and produces custom music and jingles for the productions . They've had their commercials and videos air on many TV stations including CMT, MTV, SPK, NIK, ESPN, TNT, and VH1 as well as a multitude of internet sites. Mike's musical versaility, professionalism, songwriting ability, multi-instrument talent, and recording and producing experience has opened the door to a wide range of opportunities.