Mike Brindisi & The New York Rock

Mike Brindisi & The New York Rock

 Ithaca, New York, USA
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The New York Rock are a true rock band! From Howard Stern,to the Vans Warped Tour they have proven time and time again that Rock is still alive! An Amazing live show & unforgettable music influenced by the Foo Fighters,Pearl Jam & Kings of Leon among others!

Biography

Mike Brindisi is not only an independent recording artist but a true power act. Between writing, recording, and performing all over the United States, Brindisi remains active by hosting his own radio show on WVBR in Ithaca, NY. Some of his career highlights include opening for Gavin Degraw, Headlining the NASCAR and INDYCAR races at Watkins Glen international Speedway, collaborating with Legendary Producer Eddie Kramer, having his songs played nationally on independent radio stations, and touring markets such as Nashville, New York City, Austin and Philadelphia!

Brindisi appeared on the Howard Stern show, had his music video "Crawl" air on the National TV Station "TheCoolTV", recently starred in an independent film and appeared on Saturday Night Live. As an authentic rock artist who has paid his dues from the beginning, he has experienced the "ups and downs" of the industry. But, those experiences have prepared him for his future and opened up doors for him where they appeared closed. Recently, in an interview with the Examiner, Brindisi stated that "After appearing on the Howard Stern show, I was approached by MTV to audition for my own show. Another guy listening ended up working at MSG and gave me a VIP tour after a Rangers game. I'll never forget him showing me the dressing room where every famous artist has been. He looked at me and said, "you'll be here someday I know it." The whole experience changed my life and I kept pounding the pavement in the studio, writing songs and cranking out records."

As a pre-teen, Brindisi determined that he was destined for stardom. "When I was a kid, I had pictures of Axl Rose and Slash on the walls of my bedrooms, and big dreams in my head." Said Brindisi during an interview.
"I wanted to play the guitar, just like my father, he was a musician; so, I pestered my father to teach me to play. The only problem is that all of the guitars were right-handers and Brindisi is left handed. Determined to learn, he taught himself how to play right handed. Once he accomplished this, Brindisi began playing in bands and writing his own music. Soon after high school, Brindisi was approached by a record executive who flew him to Nashville, cut a demo, and flopped his record. "I returned home with a broken heart, empty pockets and another tough lesson learned. I moved to Ithaca, NY because it's an awesome music town (and I didn't have the money to move to NYC or LA)" Brindisi said of the experience.

Brindisi jumped back in the saddle and began handing out copies of his EP's once again. There was a local radio station WBVR, who provided air time for local musicians. Brindisi handed a copy of his demo to the DJ and pleaded with him to play his song "Crawl". The DJ obliged, and the song soared! It was ranked 22 for the most requested songs of the year at WBVR. Since then, Mike Brindisi has been touring and recently recorded his sophomore album, "Taste" which will be released May 11th, 2013.

"No one performs like Mike does. His voice captures you, but his soul envelops you in his relentless rock arena performance. This kid is about to catapult." Mia Tinari, Principal of MCT Entertainment.

Many dedicated fans and new fans have described Brindisi as "Vivid, Enticing, and Addicting. His Live shows are incomparable."

Discography

Counting pennies 2009
Mike Brindisi Live & Well volume 1 2012
Taste 2013

Set List

15 original songs and a backup of covers that the band remade in their own style including..

The Turtles,Oasis,,Foo fighters,Phish,Toad the wet sprocket,Old 97's,The Beatles,Pearl Jam,Kings of Leon, etc...