MikeBal
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano.

ABOUT

 
Brief BIO
My name is Mike Balisterri and I’ve been entertaining around the beaches, Clearwater and downtown St. Pete for about 25 years now. Since coming here from Wisconsin in 1993 I’ve performed at :
the “old” Holiday Inn in TI, the Kingfish in Madeira Beach,
My Place in Indian Rocks, Moon Under Water in St. Pete,
Bazzie’s and Sloppy Joe’s at the Bilmar, Aqua Lounge, Westin,Tampa
American Legion and Elks clubs St Pete Yacht Club - Pass-A-Grille
Treasure Island Tennis and Yacht Club Spoto’s Grill 131
The Wine Cellar Steam & Chill
Aqua Prime St Pete Country Club
Isla Del Sol CC And more…

I have a large list of songs in the categories of :
Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz, Latin/Island and Oldies including some great old standards like - Misty, Spanish Eyes, Unforgettable, Crazy, Georgia, My Way, Sleepwalk and many more. I have a few original songs too. For dancing or just listening while dining or having a drink with friends, I have something for all.
Using the guitar, flute and vocals with my own background tracks, the songs sound like full bands with strings and horns and harmonies etc.

My music is a little different than some others’ in that I take popular tunes that people know and like and update them slightly with different arrangements to fit my vocal and instrumental style.
I have a reputation as a reliable and professional musician.

Also,looking for working group or duo/trio situation playing light jazz,rock,blues and pop. Have over 300 self orchestrated sequenced tracks ready to go! Would like to work with another instrumentalist/singer that has his or her own tracks to play together on and to alternate. I need a WORKING situation. Would definintely consider a band with gigs.
OR, maybe a versatile bassist that can work with drum tracks or sequences.
OR, a Hammond organist who can play bass.
You can contact me at 727-512-4578 or
email at mainkne@verizon.net

Screen name:
MikeBal
Member since:
Apr 30 2007
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
55
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Bob James, Nestor Torres, Larry Carlton, Jimmy Smith, Eagles, Beatles, etc.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Flute:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Fender Strat Guitar
Washburn W167 Pro guitar
Roland Cube 80 XL amp
c flute, Bose PA system.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Casual beach bar , very well known. People keep coming back every year
from all over the country and even Europe.

Every Monday 6 til 9

Restaurant at Witted airfield downtown St Pete.
Casual dining overlooking the runways. Watch light planes and helicopters
takeoff and land.
Every Wednesday
6 til 9 PM

The Hangar restaurant at Whitted field airport.
Every Wednesday from 6 til 9 PM

Every Monday night from 6 til' 9 PM