New music, new virtual instrument, and more

New music, new virtual instrument, and more

Hey, all, and greetings from the epicenter of the pandemic. There’s a sentence I never thought I’d write. I hope you’re safe, and taking precautions, and generally continuing to be awesome. Me? Well, the family and I don’t get out much lately, but we’re all on speaking terms, which bodes well for the coming stretch. I get all my tips on how to cope from astronauts and submariners who deal with this as part of their day jobs. They say to keep to a routine, and to buy weird things online late at night and forget you did, so you can decontaminate a surprise gift every so often. Wait, no. I added that last part. I’ve also been working… NEW MUSIC: “Someday,” like you’ve never heard it before  BUY IT HERE Recorded live at the 2019 Holiday Show in NYC, with special guests Gabriella DeLaCruz (Presidio), Nick Cianci, and Matt Beck. Mixed and Mastered by Jamie Siegel, photo by Jeanette Moses, design by Kristen Schleifer ALL BANDCAMP PURCHASES INCLUDE: 1) THE “SOMEDAY” VIRTUAL TONGUE DRUM For music makers, songwriters, and producers—any purchase on Bandcamp comes with a download link to an official virtual instrument of the “Someday” tongue drum, meticulously sampled by Matthew Wang. (Requires Kontakt v5.6.6 and up: For a free copy of the Kontakt application, CLICK HERE.) 2) TALLBOY MAGAZINE’S SONGWRITING MINI-CAMP A multimedia gallery of photos, prompts, philosophies, and video intended to...
Why Bandcamp Rules

Why Bandcamp Rules

Bandcamp is kindly waiving their cut on all purchases, meaning 100% of all money made will be going directly to the artists. Grab expanded editions of “Pictures of the Big Vacation,” instrumental editions of “Wander Away,” alternate takes, free live takes and ridiculous stories…and that’s just the music part. Shirts, posters, stickers and lyric prints are also all there and most of it is nowhere else.  PLEASE NOTE: I have a queue for lyric prints, but there will be a delay because I can’t purchase the backing I traditionally use. Perhaps I’ll find a workaround, but will get your approval beforehand.   Stay safe out there, M  ...
Crowdfunding: Final Thoughts

Crowdfunding: Final Thoughts

    Final tally. Guys, this was amazing. I did not know what would happen, or whether you’d even be into the crowdfunding thing, and it exceeded every expectation. There are a couple of house concerts we still need to schedule, and I’m always open to book more, especially now that I know you want them. Hit me up. If you missed the crowdfunding deadline, I’ve decided to keep making and selling some of the hotter items: BUY MERCHANDISE (Lyric prints, signed lithographs, T-shirts, subscription to Tallboy magazine, etc.) BUY MUSIC  (The largest selection of my work on ANY platform, includes deluxe editions, unreleased live tracks, podcasts, singles, and more) or STREAM ON SPOTIFY (check out playlists, too) STREAM ON APPLE MUSIC (if you can figure it out, that is…) I’ve loved hanging with you, getting you the new stuff and preparing the next stuff from a much stronger place. So. Happy tears, for real. This has been gratifying, validating, and inspiring. Thank you for that. Here’s to a great 2018....
Last Chance to Join the Mike Errico Crowdfunding Campaign

Last Chance to Join the Mike Errico Crowdfunding Campaign

Folks: The CDs, T-Shirts, and lithographs are out. Tallboy magazine is on Issue #2. Many of the house concerts have been played, and the Omens are in the mail. This has been the most gratifying year of my career. Your support of Minor Fits has been overwhelming, and I’ll never forget it. But bars must eventually announce last call, vampires must return to their crypts, and campaigns must come to an end, so: THE MIKE ERRICO CROWDFUNDING PAGE WILL CLOSE ON JANUARY 1 This means that it’s time to take your last looks. No matter what you buy, I hope you’ll pick up your free downloads of the new album; the new recording of “Daylight”; the full-blown cover of AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long”; the deluxe edition of Pictures of the Big Vacation; and the Minor Fits demos. It’s been gratifying to be able to give all this stuff to you. Especially since you helped me make it. So. That’s it! Take a look around. One more T-shirt? Lyric prints look cooler than you thought? Now’s the time. Thanks again. Let’s have a great 2018. Cheers,...
#holidayomens

#holidayomens

Hey: If you found this page, good on you. Chances are you’re here because you are going/went to the 2017 Mike Errico Holiday Show and might have some footage of the day/evening to share. Nice work! I had an idea… I’d like to see if we can compile ALL of our footage, and create something cool out of it. So, here’s what to do: – Have fun at the show – Take whatever photos, video, etc. Pre-game. Post-game — you call it. – Take the footage and GO HERE. (It’s a simple Dropbox folder, FYI.) – Upload what you got (I also left a couple gifts for you to take…examples of the kind of thing we can end up with – shh) – Let’s see what happens! CREDIT: You can title the content you upload in the filename so I’ll know who to thank at the end of whatever gets made. You’ll be able to see what happens at #holidayomens Could this go wrong? Everything, potentially, can go wrong. Can it go right? Not to sound like a yogi or anything, but it can’t go right unless it actually GOES. Real talk, people. SO, AGAIN: THAT URL IS HERE. Take shots. Upload. Let’s see what happens! Thanks for playing...
Exclusive Premiere: Mike Errico, “You Shook Me All Night Long” (AC/DC cover)

Exclusive Premiere: Mike Errico, “You Shook Me All Night Long” (AC/DC cover)

Ultimate Classic Rock (how cool a name is that?) has an exclusive premiere of my cover of “You Shook Me All Night Long,” which will be available everywhere on August 22nd. (Psst: It’s available on the CD version of Minor Fits and also as a download on the PledgeMusic campaign.) If you know me, you know I’ve played this for years, but it’s never gotten a real strong recorded version until now. Although he doesn’t usually work in the same hard-rock vein mined by AC/DC, Errico tells Ultimate Classic Rock that his long-standing love for the song is real — and his clever approach to playing it has its roots in his years as a young musician making ends meet by performing covers at a dive bar on Bleecker Street in New York City. “I didn’t want to be a human jukebox,” explains Errico. “To me, if you want to hear a song done ‘right,’ go to the original and listen to it. But I was so confused about how to start out in music that I decided maybe I could tolerate doing covers if I twisted up a bunch of songs I liked and injected my own personality into the gig.” The result, he says now, was “maybe the worst, most confusing, set in the world” — one that spanned reinvented versions of everything from Stevie Wonder‘s “Sir Duke” to musical numbers, Sinatra songs, and Ozzy Osbourne‘s “Crazy Train.” “Honestly, I had no idea what I was doing,” he admits. “I just knew I wanted to play.” Read More: Hear AC/DC’s ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ Covered as a Waltz...