Mike Errico on the BBC

Mike Errico on the BBC

Good times w/ The BBC (@bbcnews) discussing why we don’t have long song intros like “Hotel California” anymore, but we do have 8-hour-long compositions you’re meant to sleep through. Confusing times, these. I’m trying to make sense of it myself. “No one does rumpled like you, Errico…” — a friend. I don’t think I look rumpled. Do I? The ‘no tie’ was a choice, and a recommendation, and I think it was a good call. No? I sat in a room in NY while this was going on in the UK. I’d never done that before. Very disembodied. Very Max Headroom. Since I was alone, had to take a selfie in the monitor. Probably could have looked at the monitor, too. Now it looks like I’m checking my Instagram. All rumpled. (See above.) Anyway, it was cool. Thanks to the BBC for calling me. (They really did call me. I know. I was surprised, too.) I hope I shed some light on what is basically a totally open-ended future. For those unaware of my teaching side, here’s the spiel from NYU: New York-based musician, writer, and lecturing professor, Mike Errico has built his name on the strength of critically acclaimed releases and extensive composition for film and TV. He has taught songwriting at Yale and Wesleyan universities, and speaks about the art and business of songwriting at colleges, high schools, and conferences across the country. Live, Errico has toured the country for over a decade, playing major music festivals and sharing stages with artists including Raul Midon, Jonny Lang, Soulive, Bob Weir, Amos Lee, Ben Folds, Dan Wilson, Derek...
Holiday Show Announced / Update From The Studio

Holiday Show Announced / Update From The Studio

THE MIKE ERRICO HOLIDAY SHOW Friday, December 9, 7:00p Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 196 Allen St., NYC Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM Featuring new songs from the upcoming album, strange and beautiful surprises, rural synthesizers, and your 2017 HOLIDAY OMENS. What are Holiday Omens, you ask? Oh, you will know. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE   UPDATE FROM THE STUDIO: So, here’s what’s happening. I was planning on recording a five-song EP, but it was going so well that I crashed through the DEAD END sign and kept on driving. It’s now going to be a full-length album, and it’s going to be a killer. Producer Jamie Siegel (Sting, Lauryn Hill, Taking Back Sunday) and I are letting the songs tell us where they want to go, and we’re consistently amazed by what is coming out. I’ll admit, it hurts a little to think it’s going to take more time to get this new music to you, but the end result is going to be twice the size, so I’m just going to stay focused and keep working. Last week’s studio highlight is that I got a bunch of friends and former songwriting students to come in and sing a “gang vocal” for a drinking song/existential crisis called “Here’s to the End of the World,” which I think will close the album. I’m posting video clips and pictures of all the sessions on Instagram – check em out, and let me know what you think. HERE ARE TWO QUESTIONS FOR YOU QUESTION #1: After the record is done, what format(s) do you want it to be in? CD? Vinyl? Thumb drive? Cassette...
Mike Errico: “The People You Never Really Trusted” Live

Mike Errico: “The People You Never Really Trusted” Live

Holiday Show 2015, Joe’s Pub NYC Mike Errico-Guitar, vocal; Matt Beck- steel; Dave Scalia- Drums; Tomek Miernowski-Bass The People You Never Really Trusted © Mike Errico Sky Blue Coupe De Ville Music, ASCAP Did you know You tell a lot and never show You talk too fast and listen way too slow Did you know Are you mad The shiny things you never had It’s a drug, and it’s easy to go bad bad bad Are you mad And I wonder how you ever got so angry The gratitude you missed with your swinging wild fist You’ll take my time enough to finally blame me For the moment we first kissed and I wound up on your list Of the people you never really trusted Do you care The box you’re in is made of air Nothing real ever really told you life was fair Do you care And I wonder how we ever get so blinded By what we think we need, what it looks like to succeed But do you even want to be reminded That no matter what the speed, you’re not close to breaking free From the people you never really trusted Line ‘em up against the wall And tell everybody else for once and for all you know Your secret’s safe with someone new If only you could hold on to the strength you need To truly close your eyes Good night Good night Do you doubt That you’ve yet to figure out The time we have is running out Do you doubt And I wonder where I’ll be the day you get it...
Mike Errico, “American Royalty” Live

Mike Errico, “American Royalty” Live

Holiday Show 2015, Joe’s Pub NYC Mike Errico-Guitar, vocal; Matt Beck- steel; Dave Scalia- Drums; Tomek Miernowski-Bass American Royalty © Mike Errico Sky Blue Coupe De Ville Music, ASCAP Two women are walking back from the east side Talking TV And one says, “Listen listen listen listen I need some cameras I gotta get some lights ‘Cause I’m not famous, and I’m not rich And that just ain’t right And if justice just depends on who you are Then I pray some day I get busted blowing a movie star Who needs the lottery? I’ll make the long, slow crawl up the coattails of the American Royalty.” Two men are walking back from the west side Not talking, of course And their DVRs are programmed For channel 2 at 8 Militants with pipe bombs forming independent states and one says, “I can’t live hand to mouth for the rest of my life And I pray some day I get busted with the president’s wife Who needs the lottery? I’ll be this year’s back door man of the American Royalty” Where they say Tell me what it’s like to be the Sexiest Man Alive You were down by twenty at the half, did you have to reach inside? We the people want to know who you had to sacrifice Was there tension on the set? Tell me What is tension like? Yeah, fuck the lottery I’ll make the long, slow crawl up the coattails of the American Royalty I am walking by the river And all I really want is a decent night of sleep And I’m meeting with demons...
The Mike Errico Holiday Show, Dec. 9th At Joe’s Pub, NYC

The Mike Errico Holiday Show, Dec. 9th At Joe’s Pub, NYC

I’m psyched to see you all at this extended-family tradition. Great band, new songs, surprises, and, oh yes, the HOLIDAY OMENS. (Newbies: check it out here.) The room is filling up but a question remains: You coming, or what? The Mike Errico Holiday Show December 9th, 9p | $20 Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater 295 Lafayette St., NYC Purchase Tickets Online Box Office: (212) 967-7555 (10am – 7pm M-Sat, Noon – 6pm...
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