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Mike Birch / Blog

Looking for a band!

Now that the annual Beatles benefit show is history (and what fun it was!) I've resumed my search for a mostly-acoustic band (duo/trio?) that is looking for one more player/singer to expand their sound. Besides guitar (6 string, 12 string), I play uke, Merlin (you'll have to search!), bass and keyboards and can quickly learn new songs or suggest songs from my 300+ cover song list. Looking to gig 2-6 times per month.

Annual 'All You Need Is Love' benefit show

Practice has gotten underway for the Scrambled Eggs' set which is scheduled to close out the big show at the Me & Thee in May. The will be our 6th year doing this fun show. I'm also hoping to provide some accompaniment for Jody Moore, a good friend and excellent rock and roll singer! Put May 21 on your calendar!

CD Release Party

To celebrate the release of my new CD, 'Empty Pages and Lost Songs', I will be doing a feature set at the Vinal American Legion in North Chelmsford, MA on January 21, starting about 8:30. Come on by and buy a CD! This is an open mic/jam night, so if you want to play, come early for sign up as there's always a good turnout.

CDs are selling fast!

Almost out of my first batch of CDs, but there's still time to give downloads for as Christmas gifts! Download at: CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikebirch1 Bandcamp: mikebirchmusic.bandcamp.com (all of my albums) Amazon digital: http://tinyurl.com/emptypages-mikebirch-amazondig https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/empty-pages-and-lost-songs/id1061792055

Order CDs from: Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/emptypages-mikebirch-amazon Kunaki: http://kunaki.com/Sales.asp?PID=PX00ZTJ0S2&PP=1 Or direct from me - email me at mikebirchmusic@yahoo.com for Paypal info - $10/CD, shipping included to continental US.

Stream at Spotify - search for 'Empty Pages and Lost Songs' or 'Mike Birch Empty Pages'

It's here! My new CD is available all over the place!

Download from iTunes, Amazon Digital (search for 'Mike BIrch Empty Pages'), or from CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikebirch1

Order CDs (a perfect Christmas gift!) from: Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/emptypages-mikebirch-amazon Kunaki: http://kunaki.com/Sales.asp?PID=PX00ZTJ0S2&PP=1 Or direct from me - email me at mikebirchmusic@yahoo.com for Paypal info - $10/CD, freight included to continental US.

You can stream the songs on Spotify (again, search for 'Mike Birch Empty Pages)

Special bonus for my friends/fans - for the next week you can go to mikebirchmusic.bandcamp.com and download the whole album for 'name your own price' - yes that means you can pay nothing, if that's what you choose. But I hope that at the least you'll tell your friends!

Empty Pages and Lost Songs!

The mixing and mastering is finished for my upcoming CD! Now the serious work is underway - artwork, copyright, PRO registration, digital distribution. Get a quick preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMVXIEc79kk

Songwriter Circle Nov 14

The monthly meeting of SONG has been moved to Nov 14, all songwriters welcome!

Songwriter Circle tomorrow!

SONG (Songwriters of New Hampshire Group) has its monthly meeting tomorrow, Oct 17, at 1pm at Guitar Gallery in Amherst, NH. Songwriters of all levels are welcome, and you don't even have to be from New Hampshire! This is a great way to get early feedback on your song ideas. If you happen to be in a songwriting rut, fresh input and exercises can sometimes get you on teh road to success again.

More open mics!

I'll be hosting the open mics at Dolly Shakers in Nashua on October 7 and October 21 - fun time every time!

RIP Tim Smith

Going to play a few tunes in his honor tonight at the Independence Bar. Sad news. https://www.reverbnation.com/timsmithacoustic