A Brooklyn-based pianist/singer-songwriter, Mike Tedesco draws inspiration from a range of various artists, from Billy Joel to Freddie Mercury, Paul Simon to Ray Charles, and Jeff Buckley to Nina Simone. Tedesco brings high-energy paired with sincere, honest, eclectic music to every performance, whether performing his own music or his favorite covers. Over the past year Tedesco has toured all over the country, down the East Coast to Florida, through the Midwest to Chicago, and plays year-round throughout New York and New England. Tedesco has most recently teamed up with local multi-instrumentalist/producer Justin Goldner (Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman) and drummer Jamie Eblen (Dear Evan Hansen) to create his 4-song EP, Hardly Recognizable, which was released on 4/5/19 through LA-based label Sound Revolver Records and is available on all streaming platforms. Stream or download Hardly Recognizable here: https://awal.lnk.to/HardlyRecognizable. His next performance will be with Sofar Sounds in Boston on 8/29 performing at a secret location. Be sure to follow Mike @mikeplayspiano on Instagram for more info and music.
Awarded Honorable Mention for his song Ghost in the 33rd annual Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Competition in January 2017.
Accepted into the legendary New York Songwriter's Circle
Was the opening act for Sarah Lee Guthrie and The Mammals at the Huntington Folk Festival in 2017.
Featured on a number of radio shows, TV shows, and music blogs throughout New York and Connecticut.
Released a 6-song EP entitled Put To Rest in 2015 which can be found on Spotify and iTunes.
Composed the music to the song That Must Mean Something which was featured in the new short-play entitled Not For You, which made its debut at the Dixon Place and has also been performed at The Pit.
Composed the music for the podcast, Super Normal.
"[He] gave a live performance, on the show, of original music that was flawless. This interview presented an artist in the genesis of his career. Mike projects originality and skill. He is a marvel to listen to."
- Lawrence Spiro, host of “My Art In Life” WCWP 88.1 FM,
“Mike Tedesco's musicianship is topped only by his gentle and happy
disposition. He is as wonderful to hear perform as he is to speak
with. Thai Rock is proud to have Mike as one of our very few resident
musicians and we are happy to see his popularity continue to grow.”
- Robert Kaskel, Owner, Thai Rock, Rockaway Beach, NYC
“His songs have pop chart potential and his mechanics on the piano are impressive. I believe Mike to be a very hard worker and he approaches his music very seriously and with a relentless focus. The talent is there, the desire is there, the songs are there....”
- Jacque Williams, radio personality WAPJ 89.9 FM, Connecticut
"Over the years, his musicality has grown immensely. Tedesco’s arrangements fuse together jazz, pop and rock to create a truly unique sound. From writing lyrics that are both poetic and heartfelt, to his beautiful piano accompaniment, there isn’t much one could hate about Mike Tedesco’s music”
- CS Media (http://cspencermedia.com) Selected as their “Artist of the Month”