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
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!
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Best of Luck on your next adventure Mike!