Mike for Hire


I am a singer/songwriter who plays 3 instruments proficiently. I started my music career at 9 playing trombone for the school band. I began taking private lessons in 6th grade and competed in state solo competitions throughout high school. In 7th grade I began taking private guitar lessons, and in 9th grade I began taking private drum lessons. In 2005 I recorded my first 3 track demo at the Clubhouse studios in Rhinebeck, NY. I am currently working as a chef in lower upstate New York, and continue to write and play music. I have a music page, ./somethingmoremusic. I'm looking for a band to play with that's openminded about music, and people to jam with who have a variety of musical tastes. I would someday like to make gigging a regular part of my life again.

Screen name:
Mike for Hire
Member since:
Feb 11 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Stone Temple Pilots, Green Day, Ben Folds/Ben Folds Five, Alter Bridge, Fuel, New Found Glory, James Taylor, the Beatles, Matchbox 20/Rob Thomas, 3 Doors Down, Lit, Simon and Garfunkel.


Aria electric accoustic guitar, Gibson les paul standard, Laney 2 speaker amp with build in reverb, chorus and distortion, Pearl Export Select 7 piece drum set with 14" zildjian high hat, 2 16" zildjian crashes (light and medium), zildjian 18" dark crash, and 22" zildjian ride cymbal.