Talented singer songwriter born and raised in Southern California, Mike Wilson has been making music for over 15 years as a solo artist. With an original catalog of over 30 song titles, his approach to songwriting is very organic. As an experienced performing artist, Mike sparks a friendly and inviting energy with his music, and is capable of captivating his audience while making them feel immediately at home. Mike knows how to play to the mood. His relaxed acoustic guitar playing offers the perfect backdrop for rich, warm vocals that set the perfect mood. His musical repertoire is uniquely interpreted, offering a fresh new take on a variety of cover songs across all genres.
We cannot say enough about how perfect Mike was for our event! We received so many compliments about his song choices and his singing and guitar play! Everyone at our wedding gushed about him and I couldn't agree more. Mike was incredibly flexible and easy to work with but, most of all, his voice is absolutely stunning! It's not everyday that you like the cover of a song better than the original but Mike's voice is truly one of the best I've heard and it was the perfect compliment to our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception! He did all three for us brilliantly! Thank you Mike! We were so lucky and grateful to have you play on our most important day!
Response from Mike Wilson Music:
Thanks for the great Feedback Lane! I really enjoyed being a part of your day! Best wishes on your new adventures as husband & wife!
Hope to see you & Josh at an upcoming show soon:)
Congrats to you both
We used Mike for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour music. We fell in love with his music right away. All our friends and family were blown away at how good he was. He truly made our wedding so special for us and we will be using him again for all our future events. Now all my Bridemaids want to use him for their own weddings. He was simply amazing! Thank you Mike!!!!!
Response from Mike Wilson Music:
Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Battaglia!
Mike Wilson, was perfect for our event. We hosted a small lunch event at our office building and had lunch trucks and had Mike there to play background music. He was exactly what we were looking for. Great sound and very professional. We highly recommend him and would definitely invite him back.
I hired Mike as a guitarist for the ceremony and cocktail hour of my wedding. He was great to work with leading up to the big day - very responsive to all my questions and I felt I could rely on him! He has a great list of songs and I really fell in love with the sweet, soft covers of all the songs he plays. While I only got to enjoy his music for a short period of time, my guests raved about him and a few people asked me for his information to book him for their wedding! Go hire him, you won't regret it!
Wonderful and talented musician! Mike was the perfect addition to our wedding.
This guy has an incredible voice. Mike made our wedding so beautiful. He played every single song we asked for. He was so genuine and kind. We asked so many things of him, and he provided all of it. He played entrance music for the ceremony, he played for our reception and cocktail hour. The entire time with a smile on his face. Great time!!! I really value customer service, and he provided exceptional customer care. Thanks Mike for everything. You were amazing!
You will not regret hiring Mike! He provided the direction & suggestions we needed yet followed requests when asked. He's confident and charismatic but also extremely respectful of the people & party around him. Perfect balance on all counts. Love his voice and obvious talent, but he can DJ too! Did I mention he's absolutely great?! Thank you again Mike!!
We booked Mike for our intimate wedding ceremony at Joshua Tree Park and could not have been happier with this choice. He performed some songs we asked him to play in his own interpretation which were just WOW! Goosebumps! He mixed those songs with a couple of others which matched the style completely. His music gave our wedding the emotional support we were hoping for.
Every single one of our 22 guests told us, that they were completely sparked by his music.
Also, the communication process before our wedding was smooth and easy going with Mike which was so good since planning a wedding is a bit stressful! We had a very good feeling from the beginning.
Dear Mike, THANK YOU SO MUCH for making our wedding so very special!
Mike has been hired twice by our company and each time he delivered an amazing performance! We will be booking him again for future events!
Having Mike Wilson at our Vow Renewal/35th Wedding Anniversary Celebration was the perfect touch to the evening. We first heard Mike sing at our son and daughter-in-law's wedding last November and knew immediately we wanted him for our celebration. Mike is an absolutely wonderful person to work with and when you hear him sing you'll be mesmerized!
Mike showed up early, sang beautifully, and added the "class" to my classy event. Simply the best!
Mike was friendly and professional from our very first contact. I don't think I can say enough about how great his service and performance was. Choosing him for our wedding saved us from a lot of stress and resulted in a fantastic performance. Can't wait to check out one of his shows!
Response from Mike Wilson Music:
Thank you for having me Mr. & Mrs. Blount! I had a blast!
I have nothing but amazing words to say about Mike. He did such an amazing job performing music for our ceremony and cocktail reception and was exactly what we were looking for to create the right environment. He was a pleasure to work with during the planning process and was always very prompt in his responses. If you are looking for a truly soulful, modern, and talented acoustic guitarist, Mike Wilson is the absolute best choice you will make for the music of your wedding!
Response from Mike Wilson Music:
Thank you for having me Mr. & Mrs. Kilar! I had a great time!
It was our first time hiring a performing and didn't know what to expect. Mike was punctual, professional and above all a great singer! He totally made the shower perfect and everyone really enjoyed him!!! I highly recommend Mike for any event! You will not be dissapointed! Thank you again Mike! We really appreciate everything you did for us!
Mike was excellent. His playing, his voice and his choice of music were all great. He was very professional. We will definitely recommend him for any type of event.
If I could give Mike Wilson more stars, I would gladly do so. He was amazing! I was blown away by his talent and his exceptional voice--some of his covers were better than the originals. All of our guests fell in love with his music too and the compliments and the where'd-you-get-this-guy's were endless. Not only that, but he was very professional, accommodating, and flexible. His music magnified the folksy/rustic vibe that we wanted to project for our wedding, and he was by and large one of the best decisions we made in terms of vendors. Seriously, hire this guy.
Response from Mike Wilson Music:
Hi Tamar & Jesse, I really appreciate the amazing feedback! I had a blast at your wedding and wanted to say thanks again for having me!
ps. - I am loving the new guitar strap!
Cheers & congrats to you both!
Mike was the perfect gig for a corporate event for our clients! He was professional, his music was fantastic and he set the ambience for the party! Would definitely recommend him and will book again for any future event that I host.
Mike was amazing during our wedding! He was very communicative throughout the whole process and learned 2 traditional Filipino songs for us when the bride walked down the aisle. He was personable, nice, and all the guests loved his music style and song choice. My only regret is that we didn't have him for longer than 2 hours. Definitely recommend and will recommend to all my friends and family in the future.
Response from Mike Wilson Music:
Thank you again Mr & Mrs. Perez for letting me be a part of your wedding day!
Congrats & best wishes as you embark on your new adventures in marriage!
I can't give enough positive feedback for Mike! He played at our wedding and made the night feel romantic, relaxed and so enjoyable. I had multiple wedding guests come and ask for his information while remarking on how much they enjoyed his music. I would absolutely recommend Mike!!
Response from Mike Wilson Music:
Thank you Melissa! I had a blast!
We are really glad we hired Mike. He entertained our guests and the music made the event a hit. We highly recommend Mike Wilson and we plan to call him for future events. Thanks again Mike!!
Mike played for a party at my boutique. It was not your average social gathering since ladies were shopping and many of the people did not know each other. Mike's voice is amazing. He is a very talented musician. He played for about 4 hours only taking a short break. He is VERY easy to deal with. I would hire him again for any kind of celebration. I give him my highest recommendation.
Hiring Mike for my husband's 60th birthday party at a beach house was the best decision of the party planning! We love Mike's voice and he's a great guitarist, too. He really listened to my request to play mostly 70s music mixed with his own beach tunes. It couldn't have been better! The music set the mood really well. It was just another BBQ in the parking lot of an old beach house until Mike's music took us to a whole new level! He was so kind about learning my husband's favorite song on the spot. I want to plan another party just to hire him again! Thanks so much Mike!!
We are so glad we went with Mike. He obviously is not only an amazing singer, but he also made things super easy: he learned new songs, provided lists of songs and put the schedule together. (We knew we loved his sound, but we needed some guidance, as we weren't sure what we exactly wanted- he helped us figure it all out)
Mike has the expert, professional, personal touch needed to make any wedding or special event perfect. He is so talented!
All of our guests were asking who he was and raving about how amazing he sounded. We are so thankful and blessed that he was able to be a part of our special day!
Mike was the missing link for my wife's 40th birthday party in our backyard. He's amazingly talented, a nice person and can play a bunch of different songs on request. I'll definitely be having him back at our summer get togethers. Thanks again Mike for making a very important day absolutely perfect! -Rick Madlock
Response from Mike Wilson Music:
Thanks for the amazing feedback! Looking forward to the next one!!!!
What to Expect
Hello, my name is Mike Wilson. I would love to play your upcoming event! I am happy to report that your date is still open on my calendar. I am a Singer Guitarist from Orange County. I have been performing for the last 15 years as a solo artists and have logged over a 1000 live shows to date.
Here is a link to view some video samples of my music.
Here is what my quote includes:
1. Live music from my current song list posted on my GigSalad profile
2. 1 hour early arrival for setup, and sound check, as well as 1 additional hour for tear down
3. I will pay the GigSalad booking fee
4. Sound equipment (PA) & lighting included. I have equipment for just about any size venue ranging from battery powered amps for small non-powered events (like parks or beaches) on up to 1000 watt DJ system suitable for up to 400 guests. Multiple microphones available if needed.
5. Round trip travel for all gigs within 100 miles away (Driving from Laguna Beach, CA)
Mike Wilson is a singer-songwriter from Orange County, California. Mike delivers a rhythmic musical performance that blends covers and originals as the perfect soundtrack for memorable events. His relaxed music style has a playfulness that complements his warm vocal tone. With a distinct voice and true passion for playing music, Mike has the rare combination of being as good a singer as he is a guitarist. Mike can be found playing regularly in and around Orange County & Los Angeles at local bars, lounges, music festivals and coffee houses. Please visit to see a list of upcoming shows.
Recognized for his vocal and acoustic performances, Mike has been featured several times in the OC Register, on EDGE radio, performing at the Celebration of Surf festival in San Clemente, live performance backed by Tilly's during the 2013 US Open, and on Budweiser's National Talent Search in 2013. He has two independent releases: one self-recorded album (2003) and a five-song EP recorded with Sound Playground Records (2013). Prior to embarking on a solo career, Mike experienced early success in music as lead singer of the Indie Rock band Simple Green, sharing the stage with bands such as Blink 182, No Doubt , and Common Sense. Over the past 15 years, Mike has compiled a catalog of over 30 original songs and nearly 100 covers. Making the covers his own, Mike's laid-back acoustic versions of hits range from classic rock to top 40.
Mike is available to book the following:
- Corporate Events, Parties, Clubs, Festivals
- Weddings: Live music for Ceremony, Cocktail, and Dinner
- Professional MC Services
- Seamless DJ and Band integration for music throughout the event
Additional Booking Notes
If you have any questions, please let me know. You can listen to and watch some of my music located on my GigSalad profile. Also I do update my public gigs on my GigSalad Calendar if you are interested in seeing me perform in person.
Upcoming Booked Events
|May 05, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|July 06, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||House Party|
|July 05, 2018 • 11:30am - 1:30pm||Corporate Event|
|June 30, 2018 • 3:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 23, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 20, 2018 • 6:30pm - 11:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|December 08, 2017 • 2:30pm - 7:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|September 17, 2017 • 5:00pm - 8:30pm||House Party|
|September 09, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 21, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:00pm||Surprise|
|July 16, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 01, 2017 • 12:00pm - 7:00pm||BOOKED|
|June 30, 2017–July 01, 2017 • 10:00pm - 12:05am||BOOKED|
|June 11, 2017 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|June 04, 2017 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|June 01, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Grand Opening|
|May 20, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding, Cherry Valley, CA|
|May 13, 2017 • 1:00pm - 4:30pm||House Party|
|May 04, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 29, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 08, 2017 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Ceremony/Cocktail Hour, Temecula|
|March 11, 2017 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony/Cocktail Hour, Stone Brewery|
|January 29, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Baby Shower|
|December 17, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 09, 2016 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Dinner Party|
|December 02, 2016 • 7:30pm - 11:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|November 12, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 27, 2016 • 4:30pm - 7:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|October 21, 2016||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|October 15, 2016 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 13, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Dinner Party|
|October 01, 2016||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|September 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding, Fullerton, CA|
|September 24, 2016 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Lido Boat Show, Newport Beach, CA|
|September 10, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding, Los Angeles, CA|
|September 04, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding, San Diego, CA|
|August 27, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 27, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony/Cocktail Hour, San Clemente|
|August 06, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony/Cocktail Hour, Long Beach|
|July 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding, Temecula, CA|
|July 23, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 22, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Grand Opening|
|July 08, 2016 • 4:00pm - 11:00pm||Private Party - Napa CA|
|July 07, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Silo's, Napa Valley, CA|
|June 18, 2016 • 4:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Party - Newport Beach, CA|
|June 17, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding, San Clemente, CA|
|June 12, 2016 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Dana Point Yacht Club, CA|
|June 11, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Party, San Diego, CA|
|June 04, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding, Temecula, CA|
|June 04, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 28, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|May 22, 2016 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Dana Point Yacht Club|
|May 14, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding, Fallbrook, CA|
|May 11, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event, Chicago, IL|
|May 10, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event, Chicago, IL|
|May 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event, Chicago, IL|
|May 06, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Party, Laguna Beach, CA|
|May 02, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:30pm||Private Party - Napa CA|
|April 30, 2016 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|April 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding, Newport Beach, CA|
|April 22, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding, Pomona, CA|
|April 21, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Party, Newport Beach, CA|
|April 13, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Black Knight, Costa Mesa, CA|
|March 27, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Lab, Costa Mesa, CA|
|March 25, 2016 • 11:00am - 5:00pm||Fundraiser|
|March 16, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Black Knight, Costa Mesa, CA|
|February 18, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Black Knight, Costa Mesa, CA|
|February 10, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Rance's, Costa Mesa, CA|
|February 05, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Alta Coffee, Newport Beach, CA|
|January 06, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Black Knight, Costa Mesa, CA|
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Al Green I'm So Tired Of Being Alone
Angels & Airwaves Everything’s Magic
Band Of Horses No One's Gonna Love You
Ben E King Stand By Me
Ben Harper By My Side
Ben Harper Another Lonely Day
Ben Harper Beloved One
Ben Harper Burn One Down
Ben Harper Steel My Kisses
Ben Harper Waiting On An Angel
Bill Withers Ain't No Sunshine
Blind Melon Mouth Full of Cavities
Bob Marley Jammin
Bob Marley 3 Little Birds
Bob Marley Redemption Song
Bon Iver Skinny Love
Brett Dennen We Were Young
Bright Eyes First Day Of My Life
Bruce Springsteen I'm On Fire
Bruno Mars I Think I Want To Marry You
Chris De Burgh Lady In Red
Cyndi Lauper Time After Time
City Of Colour The Girl
Coldplay The Scientist
Coldplay Fix You
Coldplay Green Eyes
Colin Hay I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You
Colin Hay Waiting For My Real Life To Begin
Daft Punk Instant Crush
Damien Rice 9 Crimes
Damien Rice Blower's Daughter
Damien Rice Cannonball
Damien Rice Volcano
David Gray Babylon
David Gray Be Mine
Death Cab For Cutie Follow You Into The Dark
Die a Happy Man Thomas Rhett
Dolly Parton Islands In The Stream
Drake Hold On We're Going Home
Dustin Kensrue Pistol
Elliott Smith Angeles
Elvis I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Fleetwood Mac Everywhere
Fleetwood Mac Little Lies
Foo Fighters Ever Long
Frank Sinatra Young at Heart
Fruit Bats When You Love Somebody
Garth Brooks Friends In Low Places
Guns N Roses Sweet Child O Mine
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) Sleeping At Last
Jack Johnson Banana Pancakes
Jack Johnson Better Together
Jack Johnson Bubble Toes
Jack Johnson Flake
Jason Mraz Long Drive
Jeff Buckley Hallelujah
Jet Look What You've Done
Jim Croce Time in a Bottle
Jimi Hendrix Wind Cries Mary
Jimmy Eat World The Sweetness
John Legend All of Me
John Mayer All We Ever Do is Say Goodbye
John Mayer Daughters
John Mayer Edge Of Desire
John Mayer Who Say's
Johnny Cash Hurt
Johnny Cash Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Kenny Rogers The Gambler
Life of Dillon Overload
Louie Armstrong Wonderful World
Lumineers Ho Hey
M Ward Chinese Translation
Maroon 5 Sugar
Marvin Gaye Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Michael Buble Put Your Head On My Shoulder
Michael Jackson Beat It
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Mike Wilson Boxes of Empty
Mike Wilson Break My Heart
Mike Wilson Change
Mike Wilson Could I Have Saved You
Mike Wilson Do You Ever Laugh Like You Used To
Mike Wilson Drink the Wine
Mike Wilson Faces
Mike Wilson Freedom
Mike Wilson Keeper
Mike Wilson Long Way Home
Mike Wilson Might Not Call
Mike Wilson Shine Like the Sun
Mike Wilson Sidewalk Lines
Mike Wilson Sideways
Mike Wilson Sorry
Mike Wilson The Air We Breathe
Mike Wilson The Game of Life
Mike Wilson The Girl That You Became
Mike Wilson Young In Love
Milky Chance Stolen Dance
Mumford and Sons Lyon Man
Nada Surf If You Leave
Niel Diamond Sweet Caroline
Nirvana My Girl
Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit
Otis Redding Dock of the Bay
Outcast Hey Ya
Pearl Jam Don't Call Me Daughter
Pearl Jam Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
Pearl Jam Just Breathe
Pearl Jam Last Kiss
Pearl Jam Nothing Man
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Queen My Best Friend
Radiohead Fake Plastic Trees
Radiohead Karma Police
Ray LaMongtange Hold You In My Arms
Real Life Send Me An Angel
Sleeping At Last Dear True Love
Sleeping At Last Turning Page
Stone Temple Pilots Creep
Sublime Bad Fish
Sublime What I got
Sublime Pool Shark
The Avett Borthers The Carpentar
The Beatles Hey Jude
The Beatles Blackbird
The Beatles In My Life
The Black Crowes Hard To Handle
The Black Crowes She Talk To Angels
The Black Keys 10 Cent Pistol
The Black Keys Little Black Submarine
The Dave Matthews Band Bartender
The Dave Matthews Band Space Between
The Dave Matthews Band Crash
The Dave Matthews Band Pay For What You Get
The Dave Matthews Band Satellite
The Eagles Hotel California
The Killers Can You Read My Mind
The Lemonheads Mrs. Robinson
The Paper Kites Bloom
The Rolling Stones Wild Horses
The Verve Drugs Don't Work
The Wolves and The Ravens Rogue Valley
Tom Petty Free Fallin
Tom Petty Into the Great Wide Open
Train Marry Me
U2 All I Want Is You
Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison Into the Mystic
White Stripes 7 Nation Army
Willie Nelson On The Road Again
Zac Brown Band Loving You Easy
Influences & Inspiration
Ben Harper, Ben Howard, Bon Iver, Brett Dennen, Chet Faker, Mumford and Sons, David Gray, Dave Matthews, Damien Rice, Death Cab for Cutie, Donovan Woods, Fruit Bats, Iron & Wine, City and Colour, Mat Kearney, James Bay, John Mayer, Jose Gonzales, The Black Crowes, Matt Costa, Nathaniel Rateliff, Nickel Creek, Pedro The Lion, Radiohead, Coldplay, Plain White T's, Robert Francis, Rogue Valley, Sea Wolf, Led Zeppelin, The Avett Brothers, The Black Keys, The Beach Boys, The Lemonheads, Tom Petty, Ray LaMontagne, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Alexi Murdoch, CCR, Fink, Bright Eyes, Daft Punk, Sia, JT, Bill Withers, Beck, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Sublime, The White Stripes, Jimmy Eat World, Weezer, &.......... THE LIST GOES ON AND ON
For my complete sound & lighting system, I will need a single electrical outlet and a place to set up my equipment.