Mike Vitale

By Byfield Community Arts Center (other events)

Saturday, August 14 2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM EDT

Mike Vitale is a singer/songwriter based out of Los Angeles, CA, who began his career playing a weekly residency at the Fullerton venue, Plush Cafe, while he was attending the local Cal State University, as a student. He built a grass roots audience playing a weekly show there every Wednesday night to an ever-growing audience of college and high school students, local residents, with people driving from as far as San Diego, just to see him perform. His voice and music are often compared to Paul Simon, John Mayer, Sting, Dave Matthews, and Peter Gabriel. In 2019, he released several full band singles including NEEDLE OF THE HUMAN RACE and THE JUNGLE, as well as two new live music videos of his crowd favorites FOOL FOR YOU and LATCHKEY KID, captured with an incredible band behind him, and no overdubs, at Studio 333 in Cerritos, CA; these videos saw a fair amount of popularity on Youtube and Facebook. Vitale also released a collection of new acoustic songs in 2018 as a full length album entitled EMPTY CIRCLE which is solely available for purchase on his BANDCAMP page found through his website. He is currently in the process of touring the summer and fall of 2021 in support of his brand new album entitled ϕ, a collection of Americana inspired songs, made exclusively using the crowd sourcing platform Patreon, to help fund his artistic endeavors. He is also very active on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, and formerly the live streaming service Periscope, the last of which he has had upwards of 60,000 people watching in a 3 hour span of time, before it went out of service in 2020. Vitale is making a consolidated effort to bring his new songwriting efforts to the forefront of people’s minds with a 2021 independent album release that speaks the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of his life over the past several years. He also maintains a busy schedule of playing shows, both solo acoustic and with a band behind him, to support this new original music.