SEEKING

Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar.

ABOUT

Hosting a new acoustic open mic at Muddy Waters in Methuen every other Wednesday 7:30-10:30.

Currently looking for a mostly- acoustic act (solo, duo or trio) that is looking to expand their sound - I can add guitar (lead and rhythm), bass, keyboards, ukulele and more.

“It’s Rock and Roll!” That’s what Boston-area songwriter Mike Birch answers whenever someone asks what type of music his latest album is. “Did anyone ever ask what genre a Beatles album is? A Todd Rundgren album?” Just like the music from his early influences, Birch’s music includes everything from piano ballads to harmony-laden acoustic guitar tunes to heavy guitar hard rockers.
As a child of the 60’s and 70s, starting with the Beatle’s first Ed Sullivan Show appearance, through the Woodstock generation and early (pre-disco) 70’s rock like Deep Purple, Alice Cooper and David Bowie, all have had an effect on Birch’s songs. Listeners have made comparisons of his songs to those of Neil Young (a fellow ex-pat Canadian), Tom Petty, and America.
’40 Years of Life, Love, Happiness and all of those things’, Birch’s first album of original songs, was released in 2011, his second album, ‘Peace Freedom Sanity Serenity’ came out in late 2013. ‘Empty Pages and Lost Songs’ debuted in December, 2015, 'Fact and Fiction was released 2016 and his 5th album 'Love and War was released on October 15, 2018. Like the other albums, all the vocals and instrument parts are done by Birch.

Currently facilitating a local Songwriter Circle group that meets once a month in Nashua, NH.
Most importantly, music should be fun! If it starts feeling like 'work', its not worth it.

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Some of the songs I have performed recently solo acoustic:
Into The Mystic, Tupelo Honey, Wild Night, Celtic New Year - Van Morrison
Collide - Howie Day
Human - Pretenders
Behind Blue Eyes, I Can See For Miles, Baba O'Riley, Won't get Fooled Again, Summertime Blues - the Who
Nights in White Satin, Tuesday Afternoon, Your WIldest Dreams - Moody Blues
24 Frames - Jason Isbell
Are You The Answer - Collective Soul
Locomotive Breath, Wind Up - Jethro Tull
Signs - Five Man Electrical/Tesla
I'm 18, Be My Lover - Alice Cooper
Friend of the Devil - Grateful Dead
Celluloid Heroes, Better Things - Kinks
Time - Pink Floyd
Wooden Ships, Ohio, Marrakesh Express - CSN&Y
Sirens - Pearl Jam
My Baby Blue, Perfectly Good Guitar - John Hiatt
I'm A Believer - Monkees
Mercy Mercy Me/What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
The Moment - Toad & the Wet Sprocket
Mama I'm Coming Home - Ozzie
All Things At Once - Tired Pony
Windows Are Rolled Down, Flower - Amos Lee
Walking In Memphis - Marc Cohn
Pacing the Cage - Bruce Cockburn

Screen name:
GuitarMikeB
Member since:
Feb 06 2012
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Beatles, Bowie, Neil Young, Eagles, CSN&Y, Todd Rundgren, America, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Led Zep, Jethro Tull, Zappa, Carbon Leaf, Great Big Sea, many more

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Ukulele:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Lots of guitars, mandolin, ukulele, bass, keyboards, small amps, mics, PA system

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Doing a feature set of my new original songs at Walnut Street Café, Lynn, MA.
7:30-10:30, I'll be going on around 8:30.

11am=1pm at Serendipity Café, Maynard, MA

I'll be performing with some friends (as 'Scrambled Eggs') and many other acts, including Greg Hawkes (The Cars) at a show at the Me & Thee Coffee House in Marblehead, MA to benefit the UU church and music programs at the local schools.

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