Presenting Mick and Rick and The Mick and Rick Band! With us you get Classic Rock, Soul and Blues from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Two options: the Duo for softer or quieter venues and the full band when you really want to get up and dance. You can even get of mix of the Duo and Full Band.
With the duo you get the sound of a full band with a mix of our own recordings and Mick and Rick playing live. With the band, you get an all live high energy perfomance from Mick, Rick, Paul and Rich. Each member is an accomplished musician. Members include: Mick Pera, lead vocals and percussion, Rick Maselli, Guitar, Keybaord, Harmonica and vocals, Paul Labin, Drums and vocals, Rich Frank, bass and vocals.
They were great and easy to work with. Professional and fun! Crowd loved them.
Response from Mick and Rick:
This was our first band gig coming out of Covid. It was a great gig! Enthusiastic and fun crowd with lots of dancing. They had fun and we had fun. Was really nice to get back to playing live. We could not have asked for a better return than this!
Mick and Rick performed at our Senior Living Community in Beachwood. The original event was rained out, so they were flexible and adjusted the time and were able to perform indoors following all Covid guidelines. The residents LOVED them, the music they played had so much variation, from classic oldies to blues and rock and roll. Half the residents got up to dance, and the other half were clapping and nodding along. This is definitely what we needed after a year in lockdown! We will have Rick and Mick come back again! Thank you guys!
Response from Mick and Rick:
This was the first gig the duo of Mick and Rick has played in more than 15 months (since Covid struck). It was very fun to play for the crowd at Rose Senior Living. We and the audience had a great time.
We look forward to working with Anastasia again. She was terrific.
Mick and Rick did not disappoint for this memorable event. We hired them for my parents 50th anniversary party on the patio. They are professional and sounded awesome. A great blend of oldies and even took requests. We would book them again.
Response from Mick and Rick:
We had a great time playing for Jackie’s parents 50th wedding anniversary. From Jackie to her parents to all the celebrants, it was a fun time. And, given the coronavirus, we tried to keep it safe. We had dancing, a couple of speeches, and some singing by Jackie’s dad and the band mates of his former band. The outdoor setting was perfect and the weather was perfect. A wonderful night. Our thanks to Jackie and her family!
Mick and Rick were very professional and easy to work with. They arrived early to set up and were ready to play at the scheduled start time, and they even played a little longer in the end too! They play a great mix of music and do it very well. Would recommend booking Mick and Rick for your next event. We will book again. Thank you.
Response from Mick and Rick:
Thanks much! We had a great time with a very fun crowd! We would be happy to play for you again.
What to Expect
A high energy live performance from Mick and Rick provides numerous Rock, British Rock, Blues, Classic Rock and Soul songs. Each set is filled with one song after another and usually as many as 15-18 songs in a one hour set. For a 3 hour gig, they play about 45 songs. The songs are arranged with an updated style to make them unique while maintaining the original classic sound that people love and are familiar with. Everyone feels like singing along to these great classic songs.
Mick and Rick also try to choose songs that you don't hear that often being played live. They even play some of the girl group songs of the 60s, giving them a fresh new sound. Filled with rich vocal harmonies and some great guitar work, the songs are powerful and will make you want to dance. There is so much music coming from these two accomplished artists, that it is hard to believe that it comes from only two performers.
Mick and Rick combine a pre-recorded track for each song with each instrument being played by Rick and all the background vocals by the two of them. There is no Karaoke here. Each song takes about 4 hours to arrange and record and then it is specially recorded to have a live sound. With up to 15 separate tracks to achieve this, when played together with the live vocals and instruments, it truly does sound like a full live band is performing.
You can hire Mick and Rick for just about any type of venue. Outdoor concerts, festivals, fund raisers, all types of parties including retirement, birthday, sports and so much more. Great for wedding receptions where the theme is related to 60s and 70s music. If your event is a High School reunion from the 60s and 70s, they would be the ideal entertainment for the event. From car shows to food venues and corporate events of all kinds, the timeless music they perform is perfect.
With great music, and a lot of it, a Mick and Rick, Rock and Soul Show, is guaranteed to give everyone a great time.
From the classic sounds of the 60s and 70s and 80s, comes the Classic Rock, Soul and Blues music of Mick and Rick and The Mick and Rick Band. Mick Pera and Rick Maselli have been friends since grade school. Each one of them has performed with several bands from 1963 to Present. Most notable among these bands was The Chambermen. Rick was a founding member and lead guitar player in The Chambermen. The band was very popular and played numerous venues in greater Akron area.
After more than 50 years of knowing each other, Mick and Rick finally decided to put together a singing duo, playing many of the classic song styles including, Classic Rock, Soul, Motown, British Rock Blues and more. The songs are rich in vocals with a very dynamic and fresh sound. Rick is an accomplished guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist who takes considerable time putting together the song tracks and background vocals for the duo. So everything you hear comes from them.
Mick and Rick the Duo consists of Mick Pera, Lead Vocals and Percussion and Rick Maselli, Guitar, Keyboard, Harmonica and Vocals.
In 2018, Mick and Rick decided to add a full band option called The Mick and Rick Band. The band has been a big hit, playing concerts, clubs, weddings and all types of indoor and outdoor venues.
The Mick and Rick Band includes Mick Pera: Lead Vocals and Percussion, Rick Maselli: Guitar, Keyboard, Harmonica and vocals, Paul Labin: Drums and vocals and Rich Frank: Bass and vocals.
Mick, the lead vocalist, has a very soulful and strong voice that complements all the songs they do. Rick provides the instruments that fills out the sound. Paul, who is Rick's cousin, is a precision drummer who impresses everyone that sees him play. He is truly one of the best drummers around. Rich brings the bottom to the band with great bass lines that blend together perfectly with the other instruments. With songs that everyone knows and loves, and with some very interesting and powerful musical and vocal arrangements, the music comes to life and everyone can't stop from dancing and singing along.
Mick Pera is a lifetime resident of the Akron area, currently living in Fairlawn with his wife Janet. Rick Maselli a lifetime resident of the Akron area, currently living in Fairlawn with his wife Kelle. Paul is a lifetime resident of Akron currently living with his wife Dot and Rich is from Cuyahoga Falls, where he lives with his wife Leslie.
Additional Booking Notes
Mick and Rick bring their own sound system when needed. All quality equipment.
Upcoming Booked Events
|September 18, 2021 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|October 06, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|March 27, 2022 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
Past Booked Events
|May 30, 2021 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||Camp Event|
|May 26, 2021 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm||Fair|
|July 24, 2020 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|July 06, 2019 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Holiday Party|
|June 22, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|November 21, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
The set lists include up to 15-18 songs in an hours time, 30 to 32 songs in a 2 hour gig, and in a 3 hour gig, Mick and Rick play up to 45 songs. Lots of music!
The song lists will include a blend of mostly 60s and 70s Rock and Soul Music. However we do play some songs from the 80s and 90s and we have some original songs as well. We even play some songs by some of the popular "Girl Groups", like the Shirelles and the Supremes and put our own spin on them and people love them.
Here is a list of our current songs that we perform live:
867-5309 - Tommy Tutone
A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
All I Really Want To Do - Bob Dylan/The Byrds
All Right Now - Free
Baby I Need Your Loving - The Four Tops
Because - The Dave Clark Five
Birthday - The Beatles
Boom Boom - The Animals
Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Can't Get Enough - Bad Company
Come On Up -The Rascals
Come See About Me - The Supremes
Cruisin' For A Love - The J Geils Band
Da Doo Ron Ron - The Shirelles
Dancin' In The Street - Martha and the Vandellas
Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann
Facebook Blues - Original Song by Mick and Rick
First I Look At The Purse - The J Geils Band
Get Ready - The Temptations
Gimme Some Lovin' - The Spencer Davis Group
Glad All Over - The Dave Clark Five
Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen
Good Lovin' - The Rascals
Hang On Sloopy - The McCoys
Hard to Handle - The Black Crowes
Hold Me Tight - The Beatles
Hold On, I'm Comin' - Sam and Dave
I Can't Explain - The Who
I Feel Fine - The Beatles
I Let It Go - Original Song by Mick and Rick
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
It Hurts To Be In Love - Gene Pitney
It's All Over Now - The Rolling Stones
It's The Same Old Song - The Four Tops
Just A Little - The Beau Brummels
Just You - Original Song by Mick and Rick
Kicks - Paul Revere and The Raiders
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Lies - The Knickerbockers
Little Latin Lupe Lu - Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
Love Is A Beautiful Thing -The Rascals
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Money - The Beatles
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Hometown - Bruce Springsteen
My World is Empty Without You - The Supremes
Not Fade Away - The Rolling Stones
Nothin' But The Blues - Original Song by Mick and Rick
Oh Darling - The Beatles
Old Time Rock And Roll - Bob Seger
Open Up Your Door - The Romantics
Put A Little Love In Your Heart - Jackie DeShannon
Reach Out (I'll Be There) - The Four Tops
Ruby Baby - Dion
Shake A Tail Feather - Ray Charles
She's Just My Style - Gary Lewis and The Playboys
Slow Down - The Beatles
Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
Some Kind Of Wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad
Still Got The Blues - Gary Moore
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Temptation Eyes - The Grass Roots
The Letter - Joe Cocker
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes - Bobby Vee
The Way You Do The Things You Do - The Temptations
This Magic Moment - The Drifters
Time Won't Let Me - The Outsiders
Treat Her Right - Roy Head
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Twist Medley - Chubby Checker, Same Cooke, Joey Dee
Up On The Roof - The Drifters
Waiting In The Night - Original Song by Mick and Rick
We're An American Band - Grand Funk Railroad
What If I Told You - Original Song by Mick and Rick
What's Your Name - Don and Juan
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Workin' for a Livin' - Huey Lewis and The News
You Can't Do That - Beatles
|Mick Pera||Lead Vocalist and percussion|
|Rick Maselli||Guitarist, Keyboarist and vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Both Mick and Rick have played in bands over the years and many of the songs they play today were played by them in bands years ago.
Since we do not have our own lighting equimpment, in places where lighting would be needed, we would require you to provide that.