Mike Simone

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Mike_simone is a 64-year-old, local musician in Avenel, NJ who last logged in over a month ago.

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About me

I am a singer/vocal stylist with over 35 years of entertainment experience. I perform the classic jazz standards and the songs of the Great American Songbook as well as newer, popular songs in the jazz/swing style. I am not an impersonator, but a song stylist putting a fresh spin on the Songs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett and other great singers and crooners. I currently perform regularly at public and private events with regular bookings at senior centers. I have recorded original songs as well as original arrangements of popular standards. I have performed with the Palisades Park Big-Band at their summer concert series and I have been featured on Abc Eyewitness News. You can see video samples on Youtube as well as my website:

Musical influences

I have been performing in bands since I was a teenager. Mostly in rock bands both cover and original. I am a fluent guitarist and bass player so a lot of my earlier influences were the Beatles, Stones and the great rock guitarists (Clapton, Beck, Page, Hendrix). I have played almost every genre of music in my career. I have also been influenced by swing and jazz as a child and the popular standards. My influences in singing are Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole and other standards singers. I also have jazz influences such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Coltrane, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald etc. After years of singing I have developed a personal style which fits my voice and personality.


Musical proficiencies

  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Rhythm Guitar
  • Vocalist - Baritone
  • Vocalist - General

I'm looking to

  • Find musicians
  • Find music students

I'm interested in musicians who play

  • Drums
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Upright Bass

Musical genres

  • Jazz
  • Lounge
  • Pop
  • R&B

Equipment & gear

I use Shure Sm-58 Mics and I have Jbl Eon Pa. I use an iPod for gigs requiring backing tracks.

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