Mike has been playing for audiences since 1972, with band mate John Haggerty, when they both began playing the folk mass at their hometown church. He juggled professional musician duties while beginning a 30 year career as a Physical Education Teacher and Coach. Upon retirement, this past June (2016), Mike decided to pursue his music career on a full-time basis and began performing at retirement communities/facilities and schools. Besides managing a very busy solo schedule, Mike plays with renowned Celtic band, "Get Up Jack" and jazz quartet, "The Standard Clams". He also teaches every summer at , "Make the Band" Rock Camp at Blue Sky Studios in Delmar, NY.
The video clips and audio samples, in this EPK, speak for themselves. He's looking forward to working with you for any special occasion, recording project, fundraiser, festival or pub/restaurant performance!
Harry Connick Jr., to my sister Maggie, at a not to be named location on Cape Cod, "Is that your brother? He's singing his butt off and sounds amazing". Of course, I didn't get to meet him. -August 2018
**Voted top two in "BEST OF" local performers in UPSTATE MAGAZINE - May 2018
"Mike doesn't know how good he really is! He has one of the top voices in the whole Upstate New York region." J. Holland/ Manager Albany AOH Hall
"In the entertainment world, you don't often stumble upon not only a talented and versatile musician, but also a class act. I truly look forward to every note he sings. No one better!
- Amy Smith / 22 Artist Management
“Mike DeAngelis and Ace Parkurst came to entertain the residents at Eddy Hawthorne Ridge for the first time recently. They were phenomenal! Not only was their musical talent and repertoire absolutely perfect, they also engaged the crowd with humor and encouraged them to sing along. They took requests and of the very few songs that they were not able to do immediately, they promised to learn them for their next visit. I immediately booked them for many more dates and can’t wait for them to return. I can’t recommend these artists enough!”
Eddy Hawthorne Ridge, East Greenbush NY
Mike and Ace are an amazing combination. They had our senior citizens here are Beechwood enthralled. They played songs that our seniors could sing along to. Some of our residents got a kick out of trying to stump Mike by throwing out song names he didn’t know. We thoroughly enjoyed their performance and are looking forward to having them here again.
Nancy Hanby - Activities Coordinator
Beechwood Troy, NY
"You guys are super! Can’t wait til you’re next performance"
Renee Strock - Activities Director
Marjorie Doyle Rockwell Center - Memory Care Unit
Little Jack A Huge Hit at Shaker Pointe
"A record audience greeted Mike DeAngelis and his Little Jack bandmates at Shaker Pointe at Carondelet's pre-St. Patrick's Day event. It was a great day for the (senior) Irish..and everyone else." - Donald Morris/Agent
Metroland Readers Vote "The Standard Clams" #1 Jazz Band in its 2012 Reader's Poll
Readers of the Metroland, the Capital Region's alternative newsweekly, have spoken! The Standard Clams "came out of nowhere" to tie Michael Benedict's celebrated project, Bopitude, to claim the title as #1 jazz band in the region!
"We were extremely satisfied with our decision to have The Standard Clams perform at our wedding reception. They were easy to work with and willing to customize their performance to accommodate our wishes in terms of timing and content. Our guests were really responsive to their music, the band got people moving on the dance floor and interacting with them. We received many compliments about them. If we had it to do over again, I'd have booked them to play longer... We highly recommend The Standard Clams!"
- Eileen McDonnell
For Mike or Mike & Ace, call 518-588-1572, email me at email@example.com or message me on Facebook
For "Get Up Jack" bookings, call John @
518-274-2127 or message our Facebook Page
For "The Standard Clams" bookings, call Scott at 518-478-7862