Reviews & Comments for Music Mike
Mike was punctual, professional and so much fun. He arrived early to set up and engaged the toddlers with their favorite songs. All of the little ones had so much fun dancing on his drums and strumming the ukulele. I would definitely recommend him for a fun festive party for your little ones!
Lauren - Melville, NY (10/2018)
Mike was amazing!! He played everything we asked for and several different instruments. The kids loved when he played the banjo right next to them. Would definitely hire him again for another party!!!
Samantha - Riverdale, NY (9/2018)
We had “music mike” for our 1 yr olds Birthday and he was great! There were props for the kids, and Everyone enjoyed from ages 1- 75. When he wasn’t playing children songs he catered to the adults- everything from Wheels on the Bus to The Grateful Dead! He brought Everything he needed and it was so wonderful to just let him in and not have to worry about a thing! He was amazing!!
Becky - New York City, NY (9/2018)
We recently had Music Mike for our 5 year old's birthday party and it was awesome! We spoke at length before the party about my son, his love for music and what we wanted the party to feel like. Mike came and provided exactly what we talked about. The kids loved it and so did the adults! I would highly recommend!
Amy - Westport, CT (8/2018)
Mike helped me out last year providing entertainment for an event for a non-profit organization. He was easy to work with, pleasant and responsive and played great music so, I thought of him first this year when planning my children's birthday party. Once again, Mike was reliable, arrived before the event to set up, and everyone thought the music was great. He played songs for the kids and adults so everyone had a wonderful time. I didn't need to worry about anything with the entertainment which was a relief because I was busy with everything else. Everything was going so well that I asked him to stay for a third hour which he did. My two experiences with Mike were both awesome.
Jennifer - Stamford, CT (8/2018)
Mike did a wonderful job playing at my daughter's 5th birthday party and was a hit with the adults, as well! He played a wonderful mix of children's music and classic pop songs such as the Beatles. The drums were a big hit with the kids! Mike was responsive to my request, as it was fairly short notice and I had become concerned about finding someone in time.
Lisa - New York City (7/2018)
We hired Mike to play music for our daughter's 3rd birthday party and we couldn't be happier - Mike literally made the party! Not only did all of the kids love Mike and have a wonderful time, but all of the adults did too (and needed to know how I found him)! He played the perfect mix of adult and children's songs, kept the kids engaged with wonderful music selections and fun props (drums, tambourines, scarves) and set a fabulous mood at the party from the minute he started playing. Prior to the party, Mike was extremely responsive, communicative, professional and pleasant. I would hire Mike without hesitation for another event (whether it is for kids, adults or both) and highly recommend him.
Francesca - Wilton, CT (5/2018)
Mike arrived to the house in plenty of time before the party to set up and get situated. He played for the scheduled time and then some! He brought drums and shakers and scarfs for the kids to play with and get engaged. Parents and kids alike were happy. He has a very calm, easy going demeanor that put the kids at ease. By the end of the party he was taking requests from parents too. :) I highly recommend Mike!
Hayley - Purchase, NY (4/2018)
We had a terrific experience with Music Mike who played for our son's 3rd birthday party. Mike's musical selection was perfect—fun and engaging for the kids and (it's true) the adults as well. 2&3 year old's unabashedly bopping atop gathering drums with shakers in hand is smile-inducing, as is spotting their adults singing along to tunes that adults know and like. It felt intimidated hosting a party with many toddlers and their parents whom we did not know well, but having Music Mike on hand was the perfect icebreaker and mood setter for a lively and fun occasion. He is kind, affable, and easy to work with; we could not have been more pleased. When asked about his recent birthday, our son has been exclaiming Music Mike's name first and foremost. The man left a lasting impression.
Senami - Greenwich Village, NY (3/2018)
Mike performed at our house for mt daughter's 2nd birthday. He was amazing- the kids AND adults had a blast. If you are looking for music entertainment at your party you can't go wrong.
Kim - Fairfield, CT (2/2018)
Mike performed at our daughter's 2nd birthday party and truly made the party. Our daughter is still talking about "Music Mike" from her party. He happily obliged our request for a mix of Beatles, Grateful Dead, and children's songs. He agreed to come last minute, was very accommodating, and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!!
Libby - Greenwich Village, NY (2/2018)
We hired Mike for my son's 1st bday. We had heard good things and he certainly delivered. The way he keeps the party going and manages the flow of the party in general is amazing. His voice and guitar playing was out of this world. I'd highly recommend Mike and hope he's free in the future should we need him!
Sean - Hoboken, NJ (2/2017)
Mike is an incredible performer for both children and adults! He made our child’s first birthday a huge success. You absolutely should hire him for your next party.
Elyse - Brooklyn, NY (1/2018)
Mike did a great entertainment for the party and he entertained not only kids but parents too. He sang for the party, indian song and Christmas songs, accompanying Santa till gift distribution. Keep it up👍
Vassudha - Mamaroneck, NY (12/2017)
Mike provided the entertainment for my son’s 1st birthday party. There were about 16 kids ages 1 through 10. Each one of them had a great time, participated in the music, and loved the music props Mike brought along. The adults were equally as happy when Old McDonald would flow into a Billy Joel or Jack Johnson song! Mike was professional and a pleasure to work with. He helped contribute to a great party for all!
Jackie - Cresskill, NJ (10/2017)
We hired Michael to preform at my son's second birthday party at my home. For the first part of the party he mainly catered to the children. For the second half of the party, during lunch, he played a wonderful set of family friendly music that both kids and adults all loved. My friends raved about it and it was a sincere pleasure to have him preform for everyone. You can't go wrong with Michael.
Jeff - Pleasantville, NY (10/2017)
It was an absolute pleasure having Mike perform at our sons first birthday. He is kind, punctual, and an incredibly talented musician. He hplays a wide variety of music that's enjoyable for both children and adults. Mike brings props with him and the kids had a blast playing with the large drums and shakers. I'd highly recommend booking him!
Gina - Verona, NJ (10/2017)
I read great reviews about Music Mike and his music with kids. Took a leap of faith and hired him to play music for my 4 year old daughter's Trolls dance, hug, sing party. It was great for kids and adults alike. Lots of songs kids know....even "Let it Go"! It was nice to have live music for the adults/parents to mingle to as some people just meeting for the first time so a good distraction. He even worked in collaboration with my husband (a P.E. teacher) to do a musical hoops game for the kids which they loved. Mike was very easy going, flexible and a great musician.
Courtney - Trumbull, CT (9/2017)
Mike is the best! He was punctual, played kids and adult songs, took requests, and was such a great addition to our son's first birthday party! Would highly recommend!!
Allison - Plainview, NY (8/2017)
Mike performed at my daughters 1st birthday party. He was easy to communicate with prior to the party, giving me all the necessary details and answering questions I had. He had no problem playing for the duration of the party (took maybe 1 break in 3 hours) and played an array of music. He came with a ton of props (egg shakers, musical instruments, drums, scarves) for the young children to play with while he played a ton of current and classic childrens music. He also took time to play adult (classic rock) music for all of the adults at the party. I would definitely use him again! 2 of my friends already have signed up for their children's parties.
Austin - Queens, NY (6/2017)
Mike made my sons party an event that both the kids and adults absolutely loved! His ability to read the room so that he plays a mix of kids and adult tunes depending on what's happening is amazing. The kids were dancing and playing while the adults felt like they were at a nice chill concert. He is so sweet and we are so glad that he'll be a part of the memories for us!
Stefani - New York City (4/2017)
We invited Mike to play for our baby shower - a casual, family event that had adults and kids. It made the event so nice to have live music. We were so appreciative Mike drove to Connecticut for our party even with fairly significant snowfall. Definitely recommend for a family friendly event.
Ines - Greenwich, CT (1/2017)
Mike was fabulous for my sons first birthday. He arrived prior to party to make sure all was ready (Microphone and speakers) for when people arrived and came with plenty of props, (drums, scarves, hand bells) that thoroughly kept the kids engaged for the entire party! I highly recommend him for your next event.
Laura - Easton, CT (3/2017)
Mike was easy to prepare with, flexible in a way that was helpful for our program, and musically talented.
Jason - TriBeca (11/2016)
By Ilona G. on October 21, 2016
Mike arrived early to set up for our son's 2nd birthday. He brought with him a variety of guitars, including a banjo! We had several kids of different ages, and he played a variety of songs to satisfy them all (added bonus - he played a couple of songs for the adults). We highly recommend him for your kid parties.
Mike just performed at our twin daughters' 1st birthday and thoroughly impressed everyone - both the adults and the children had a great time and loved the music, which is exactly what we wanted. Mike has a huge set list full of classic children's songs as well as contemporary songs adults could enjoy (Beatles, the Cure, etc) - he even played an Indian song, which my family particularly enjoyed! He brought along many props and music instruments for the kids to play with and was able to interact with and engage the children very well. Several people asked for his contact info, which we passed along. We weren't sure if we really needed to hire entertainment for a 1 year old's birthday party but we had seen Mike perform at a friend's party and knew as soon as we heard him that we had to hire him immediately - we booked him 7 months in advance and are so glad we did! We highly recommend him for any type of party!
Liza - Garden City, NY
Mike provided a wonderful enhancement to our 3 year old son's birthday party. We were seeking something "special" to add to our standard family/friend gathering at our house and this was perfect! Mike is comfortable interacting with kids and adults, going with the flow of the party, and is super patient with the really little ones touching his instruments and running all around. He is very relaxed and easy to work with. I recommend his services!
Gia - Trumbull, CT
I hired Music Mike for my son's 1st birthday party after reading so many great reviews (i had never seen him in person before!). He was above and beyond my expectations! We had a large crowd of babies, toddlers and adults and everyone LOVED him! The kids were so engaged and enjoyed every minute dancing, singing along and playing on the big drums he brought with him. The adults loved that he played music they knew, too!! I would definitely hire him again - both for a kid's party as well as an adult-only party! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Samira - Bridgeport, CT
My wife and I started planning our sons birthday party and quickly realized we had no idea how to entertain 25 1 - 3 year olds without it devolving into total chaos. Fortunately we happened to be talking to a friend one day who had just come from another toddler party and was telling us how wonderful the entertainer was...as we're talking Mike walked by lugging his instruments, toys, etc and we were smart enough to ask for his card. We booked him a few days later (using the gigsalad site to book made it incredibly easy) and the rest is history. I was originally hoping he'd play for an hour or so (we asked him to start at 3:30 for a party that went from 3 - 6) but he showed up early, started playing to welcome our guests as they arrived and played until after 5:30. Everyone loved him, the kids had a ball listening to the songs, dancing and playing with all the instruments he brought along (he also brought a bunch of fun toys that they had a great time with as well)...meanwhile his music is an awesome combination of kids music and songs that adults can enjoy too so everyone had a ball. We received a ton of compliments afterwards and I'm hoping at least a few will use Mike for their parties in the future (several asked us for his contact information). His rate was great, communicating with him was super easy and I'm not exaggerating when I say that he truly made our party a success. I have a feeling we'll be contacting him again next year when our son turns 3. Thanks Mike.
Mark - Brooklyn, NY
Mike performed at my daughters first birthday party today. He was so engaging and the kids and adults loved him. He was awesome to work with and very responsible. He brought little instruments for the kids and they loved it! I would highly recommend him for a kids party :)
Becky - Englewood, NJ
August 22, 2016
My wife and I highly recommend Mike. We were first introduced to Mike at our friends daughters birthday party with children in the range of 2 - 5 years old. Mike did an excellent job entertaining the children and the adults were all enjoying themselves as well. Mike brings an assortment of instruments which he uses throughout the party and also brings along props and some instruments for the children to play with.
We had so much fun at our friends daughters party that we decided to hire Mike for our sons first birthday party which had 13 babies in the one year old range. The party was originally going to be in the park but due to a lot of rain we wound up having the party in our apartment. Although our apartment is not large, Mike was able to entertain the babies as they crawled and played around him. Mike kept the babies entertained for about an hour and a half and the party was a hit.
We have seen Mike entertain a group of 13 babies in the one year old range as well as seen him entertain over 15 children ranging from 2 - 5 years old. He did a great job on both occasions.
Jason - NYC
Mike performed at my daughter's 3rd birthday party. Leading up to the party, he was accommodating, professional, friendly, and the absolute best to deal with in planning. During the party, he made sure that all of our needs and wants were met and was engaging for kids and adults alike. Many party goers commented on his professionalism and the amazing atmosphere that he set for the party. We will definitely be using Mike for another party, for kids or for adults!
Aarika - Trumbull, CT
Mike performed for my son's 2nd birthday. He brought a bunch of instruments that the kids could play with and kept them all entertained. He was a pleasure to work with.
Stefanie - NYC
Mike was amazing! He showed up right on time and started playing immediately. The kids (and adults) had so much fun singing along, playing instruments, and dancing . He was so much fun and so wonderful to work with- we want to plan another party just so he can perform again! Thanks Mike for making our twin girls' 1st birthday party so special!