With over 20 years experience playing guitar, singing and performing, I cover a wide spectrum of rock / pop music from the 80's/90's (U2, Journey, Stone Temple Pilots, Gin Blossoms, Counting Crows) to more contemporary (Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, Linkin Park, Gotye) to classic rock (the Beatles, the Eagles, Don Henley, the Police). To make the evening more entertaining, I also take "cold call" requests which creates a much more fun party atmosphere.
Mike was perfect for our party. He matched his song selection to the mood of the guests, took a lot of "out there" song requests and nailed them, and was happy to collaborate and let a few of the party guests sing and play with him. He was on time, responsive in his communications, and very professional. We highly recommend booking Mike for future gigs, we certainly will!
Mike played for us at Locatelli's last night and he was great. His playing and song selection made for a very fun and energetic evening. That won't be the last time we book Mike.
He did a fantastic job, he plays and sings real well, plus he's personable. I would ask him to another event as soon as the occasion arises.
Mike created a wonderful atmosphere in our restaurant for New Year's eve. Everyone really enjoyed the music and him, and we will be booking him again.
Wow what a great addition Mike Galvan made to our annual outdoor fall party! He will definitely be a permanent invite for this annual event! Mike performed a wide range of music, played many requests and welcomed our guests to participate as well! An accomplished musician, with great disposition and lots of fun! I highly recommend Mike Galvan!
WOW! What more can we say about Mike! He performed at our birthday party and was definitely the highlight of our night. He provided a playlist before we booked and he has quite a variety of songs. Mike is very talented and all of party guests were extremely impressed. We can't wait to book him for all future events :)
Mike was amazing, all around. His voice and presentation are wonderful and so enjoyable. The partygoers were so appreciative of what he added to the event. He was easy to communicate with before and during the event, timely, flexible and a genuinely nice guy. His musical selection was spot on and nearly everyone asked me where I'd found him!! Perfect!
We had Mike come and play at a birthday party at our home recently. He is super talented, played a great variety of familiar songs and even took requests from the crowd. He could sense some of our guests wanted to sing, so he pulled out an extra microphone and allowed us to join in. Mike even had us up dancing to his awesome music. Mike is super professional and would be a great addition to your event!
Mike was superb. Professional, friendly, responsive and a heck of a performer. I cannot recommend him highly enough. We will certainly look for other opportunities to book him.
We hired Mike Galvan to play for a friend's 40th birthday party. From the moment I contacted him, he was responsive and professional. I am a stickler for good communication. I've found that most musicians are either good at the business side and not such a great performer or vice versa. Mike broke the stereotype! He is very professional and easy to deal with and DEFINITELY delivered on the talent side. He was extremely flexible and easy to work with. Mike has a great voice and did everything from The Cure to Metallica and did it well. While we were having dinner, Mike played guitar and provided softer, 'background' type music, then cranked it up for dancing after dinner. All of the guys were friendly and we enjoyed having them at the party! Would not hesitate to hire Mike again or refer him to my friends!
Mike was wonderful. He played so many different songs everybody could enjoy themselves. Every song we requested he knew and played it perfectly. Mike has a great personality and is very talented. He deserves more than 5 stars in our opinion.
Mike played at our home for an engagement party with 50 guests. His talent and personality impressed everyone and truly made the party a special event. The diverse set list provided a range of songs that every age could enjoy. Several of our guests asked Mike for his information and am 100% sure we will use him again!
Mike in one word ... Awesome! He was prompt in all email responses, receptive to our requests and was absolutely everything we could have hoped for. We highly recommend him for any event and will certainly use him again!
They played a wide variety of music, very talented. They made my sister's surprise birthday party a "BLAST" .
The ambiance along with his acoustic music and singing was a huge hit!
When my dad asked me to find a musician to perform at my mom's 50th birthday party, i was stressed and didn't know where to start. I found Mike's profile and saw that he played the kind of music my mom likes. He got there the day of the party and played for hours (even stayed a little longer after the main party died down). He is a very talented musician, has a great voice, and really seems to enjoy what he does. He took money from his tip jar and asked me to take it and get something for my mom from him (very unexpected and awesome gesture). The most important thing that shows how much he was appreciated is that my aunt (a long time music/band teacher who criticizes every voice and song she hears and doesnt like anything far outside of Bible hymns) ask me to tell Mike to turn up the volume and thought he sounded great and is very talented. Mike did a great job of putting together a setlist that revolved around the type of music that my mom and the rest of the party-goers love. He is definitely on our referral list and will be hired again.
Mike performed at Art Dwellers Spring Arts Market in April at Stevenson Park in Friendswood. He handled himself with professionalism and went over and above what was asked of him. Many guests of our event had favorable comments about Mike. His selection of songs that he sang was great and his positive spirit added to the lively mood of our event. We would definitely want him to return for our next event!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 120 - 300 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
As a solo act, my audience can expect to hear a talented guitarist / singer with many years of performance experience. My audience can expect a song list that is tailored to fit their preferences whether it's more contemporary rock/pop, 80's/90's rock/pop, classic rock, or a combination of the three. I keep the music constantly flowing and am able to gauge whether the music/entertainment needs to be the center of the event or whether it just needs to be in the background to allow for more party conversation. I take "cold call" requests that make any event / party a lot more fun!
Additional Booking Notes
As an acoustic guitar player / singer soloist, I take up very little space, and I have my own PA sound system.
Past Booked Events
|December 16, 2016 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 15, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Nightclub Event|
|June 04, 2016 • 4:00pm - 9:00pm||Graduation|
|April 09, 2016||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 31, 2015||Holiday Party (New Year)|
|November 07, 2015||House Party|
|May 24, 2015||House Party|
|May 02, 2015||Birthday Party|
|February 21, 2015||Birthday Party|
|November 01, 2014||Bar/Lounge|
|November 01, 2014||Birthday Party|
|August 23, 2014||Birthday Party|
|May 10, 2014||Graduation|
|April 05, 2014||Private Party|
|February 28, 2014||Bar/Lounge|
|January 04, 2014||Birthday Party|
|October 03, 2013||Corporate Event|
|September 28, 2013||Birthday Party|
|September 07, 2013||Birthday Party|
|August 03, 2013||Bar/Lounge|
|July 20, 2013||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|June 29, 2013||Private Party|
|June 15, 2013||Birthday Party|
|May 17, 2013||Birthday Party|
|May 05, 2013||Birthday Party|
Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye
Take It Easy - Eagles
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
Best of You - Foo Fighters
Cowboy Song - Thin Lizzy
Surrender - Cheap Trick
Found Out About You - Gin Blossums
Blister in the Sun - Violent Fems
Selling the Drama - Live
She Talks to Angels - the Black Crows
Lyin' Eyes - Eagles
Closer to Fine - Indigo Girls
The One I Love (REM)
Every Rose - Poison
Hey Jealousy - Gin Blossums
Peaceful, Easy Feeling - Eagles
Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Hey Joe (Hendrix)
Waiting for the End - Linkin Park
I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
Hey There Delila - Plain White T's
Message in a Bottle - the Police
Creep - Radiohead
Use Somebody (Kings of Leon)
Beth - Kiss
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
End of the Innocence - Don Henley
I Alone - Live
Say It Ain't So - Weezer
Yesterday - Beatles
I've Just Seen a Face - Beatles
Already Gone - Eagles
(link hidden)nes - Counting Crows
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Every Breath You Take - the Police
Somebody to Shove (Soul Asylum)
Like a Stone (Audioslave)
Just Like Heaven - the Cure
Shine (Collective Soul)
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Wildflower - the Cult
Far Behind - Candlebox
Jenny Jenny (Tommy Tu Tone)
Heart of the Matter - Don Henley
I'll Follow You Into the Dark - Deathcab for Cutie
Blister in the Sun - Violent Femes
Limelight - Rush
Hotel California - Eagles
Goldilox (King's X)
Spirit of the Radio - Rush
Peace of Mind (Boston)
Blood and Roses - the Smitherenes
Wall of Sleep - the Smitherenes
Movie Star - Matthew Sweet
Burning Down - King's X
Summerland - King's X
More Than Words - Extreme
Much Too Young -Garth Brooks
The Dance - Garth Brooks
Round Here - Counting Crows
Melt With You - Modern English
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
|Mike Galvan||Singer / Guitarist|
Influences & Inspiration
U2, the Eagles, Stone Temple Pilots, the Foo Fighters, the Beatles.
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