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Mike Viggiani & the MVPs / Bio

Here it is folks. The band line up. The MVPS are"
Bass- ME
Drums- Machine
Keys- ME
Guitars- ME
Vocals- ME

I started playing guitar at the age of 11. I wanted to play since the age of 7 when I first saw "The Beatles" on the Ed Sullivan Show, Feb.24,1964. I come form a house of 5 children. My dad drove a truck for a living and my mom stayed home to raise us little monsters. My parents had little money to feed us let alone money for a guitar for me! I know, sad right! So when I turned 11 my brother Bill came home with a cheezy used guitar and amp for me. Imperial was the brand of the guitar.. I think? The strings were 1/4 from the nearest fret! The amp was a 15 watt Univox, the cheeeziest of tone! I played that guitar through that Unicheeze amp until my fingers almost fell off.

When I turned 12 I got a job delivering NEWSDAY, a NY newspaper on my bike. It took the entire summer to save money to buy my first real guitar, a used 1969 Fender Stratocaster {3burst} from my friend Kens brothers girlfriend for $175.00!

From that point foward I was playing everyday, sometimes 12 hours a day.I upgraded my amp to a 50 watt Sears Silvertone stack with 2x12 Jensons! Remember, this was 1970! LOL! I carried that guitar everywhere I went, to school, on my bike, walking around the hood...I was never without my Strat! I had that guitar tattooed on my arm just recently. I will always carry the magic of that guitar with me!

Today I am involved with several musical projects including recording all my songs,(hundreds) in my home studio mostly alone in the wee hours in the morning. I also belong to a band call BATTERED MEN where we record more of my songs and gig.

Music is who I am and I thank my God for the blessing!

General Info

Band Members
Mike Viggiani and his band of merry men.
Artist Name
Mike Viggiani & the MVPs
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/mikeviggianithemvps
Genres
Rock / Blues / Americana

Contact Info

Location
Massapequa Park, NY