Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mike Viola - Live Set from Boston

Mike Viola is touring in support of his new album "Electro de Perfecto". I'm really looking forward to catching his set - but the good news is that we have a sneak peek of the show courtesy of one of the readers of our blog. Its a high quality audience recording of Mike's recent show in Boston. Thanks so much for sending it on for everyone to enjoy. A great description of the set follows:

"I caught Mike Viola and band opening for Rachael Yamagata at the Brighton Music Hall, (formerly Harper’s Ferry) in Alston, Mass. on Oct.30. Great sound and a tight band (just MV with a bass player and drummer). Mike played most of the new album, Electro de Perfecto that night, though looking at the setlists posted on his blog he’s been mixing in more older songs at other gigs. With only a 45-50 minute opening slot he still found room to be himself….casually improvising here, encouraging a sing-along there, joking with the audience. Every band today, young or old, could learn a thing or two from Mike about how to entertain an audience-it's as if he walks into your living room, plugs in and asks what you want to hear! If you’re a MV fan and haven’t yet, definitely purchase his new album/cd…it’s vintage Mike, stripped down to a power trio format with the same quality songwriting MV fans have come to expect!"

1. Soundtrack of My Summer
2. El Mundo de Perfecto
3. Me and My Drinking
4. Field of Guns and Roses
5. Maybe, Maybe Not
6. Here's The Rub
7. Girly Worm
8. Let's Have a Baby
9. Chemical Night
10. Get You Back


The Time Machine said...

Thank you so much for sharing this performance. Did you happen to record the rest of Mike performing throughout Rachael's set as well? Some of us from the radio show were there and really enjoyed the concert of both performers back to back. An amazing show.

Haper said...

Fixed the links. Thanks to everyone for pointing out that they were broken. Not sure what's going on there. Anyway fixed now.

Sergio Taraddei said...

HI!Thanks for your beautiful site and for this pop gems!Can you post some live stuff of Farrah?
Cheers from Italy!

easter said...

Hey Haper - wondering if I could get your mailing address to send you a CD? thanks!

Dave/Devo said...

Hi Harper! I did an interview with Mike before the show that I aired on my radio show on WRTC (Trinity College) in Hartford, CT. If anyone would like me to forward it along, just drop me an email at Rock on!