Mike Zale
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Mike Zale

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The best kept secret in music


"Mike Zale wins Battle of the Bands in a unanimous vote"

Mike Zale was the secnod performer in this years battle of the bands contest. He Played Acoustic guitar and used looping technology that made it sound like there was a whole band with him, althought he was playing alone. Zale recorded musical segments and beats, then played them back while he simultaneously strummed his guitar and sang, creating the effect of a full band. The effect it created was so powerful that the audience gave a standing ovation after each and every song. Zales stage presents and the way he carried himself was seemingly unmatched. Zale is a true performer and entertainer. This effect was great enough to win him the title of Houghton College Battle of the Bands winner of 2003. Congradulations to Mike Zale - The Houghton College Star

"Houghton's Own Mike Zale Releases "Pen Paper Guitar""

Houghton College senior Mike Zale recently released his very own full length CD, "Pen Paper Guitar". This is the next step for Zale in what he hopes to be a successful musical career. Since he taught himself to play guitar his freshman year at Houghton, Mike has been busy playing any chance he gets to play around Rochester, Houghton and at Colleges all along the East coast. Most recently he was accepted as one out of over 500 applicants to play at the National Association of Campus Activities conference (NACA), an organization that finds musicians, comedians and public speakers to tour colleges around the country. Form there, over 1500 representatives of the respective college will select acts they want to visit their campus, potentially resulting in many more bookings for Zale.
His album, "Pen Paper Guitar" is rhythmic and fun, inspiring and serious. For a first album, it has a remarkably fresh and professional sound. Zale plays the acoustic, electric and bass guitars, piano, mandolin, cello, looper, and random percussion insturments all by himself, aside from a few guest drummers.
Some of the strongest tracks were tracks 1,2, and 7. "Shumway" (1) is an up beat acoustic beat reminiscent of the Dave Mattheds Band, a song to listen to while driving down the highway. "Stuck up" (2) is a more mellow song, reminiscing on past let downs with an encouraging meaning behind it all. "Castles" (7) is a slower, strings- and piano- laced song portraying a picture of two lovers dancing to the sunset on a beach. All in all, this CD gets an excellent rating of 9 out of 10 - Rachel Brask for the Houghton Star

"Brockport Arts Fest a Success"

Mike Zale was one of many performers on three different stages at the Art Fest. Zale, a modern acoustic-pop songwriter from Rochester, performed on the lawn of the Morgan Manning House Saturday. Zale was featured at this event that held almost 500 in the audience. - Terri Green - Brockport Post


"All the words you wish you said" New Full Length Album 2005
New single - Hesitate
Full length CD out in fall 2003 - "Pen Paper Guitar"
3 songs from "Pen Paper Guitar" have been on local Rochester Stations WBER 90.5 and the Point 89.1 as well as College Radio stations across the East coast.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Coming off of a successful showcase at the 2003 NACA Mid-America conference in Peoria IL, Mike Zale has spent the winter entertaining students on his college tour. Utilizing his mix of mellow acoustic rock with his background in stand up comedy, Mike interacts with the audience while entertaining them. Mike captures the audiences’ attention by using looping technology to create a full-band sound, layering guitar riffs and "drum beats" using just his guitar. Mike holds his audiences’ attention and builds a connection through comedy and music to keep the crowd involved. Mike credits John Lennon as inspiration for his songwriting ability and Coldplay, Radiohead and the Goo Goo Dolls for influencing his musical style. The fan feedback that he receives after every show also motivates Mike to entertain. Mike‘s full-length album called "Pen Paper Guitar" was released in the summer of 2003 to critical acclaim.
Songs from his album have been climbing the charts of College radio across the US. You can also hear them on local Rochester stations such as 90.5 WBER and 89.1 the Point. He has also been on Rochesters 96.5 morning show "Radio Free Wease.
To add. Mike just finished recording the sound track for the film "The Next Good One" by film maker Joe Lewis with Short Film Productions.