If you spent just a few minutes with Mike Annuzzi, you would become aware that his positivity towards life is contagious. Mike is always smiling. He is honest and expresses his feelings openly, probably because he is a Capricorn.
Surrounded by the inspiration from his favorite tour locations, this California native maintains a blend of laid back coastal attitude, hustle of the big city life, drive of Silicon Valley, and refinement and sophistication of wine country.
Mike started playing guitar and writing songs as a child. After the encouragement from friends throughout his high school and college days, he formed and fronted several bands. He discovered his passion in life on a stage performing original music.
He is not the typical Polytechnic University graduate who landed a tech job in Silicon Valley, rather he sewed his roots and paved a path with a musical career. Mike wrote and independently released The One (2016), Mike Annuzzi (2013), and Paradise (2012). In 2013, Mike was chosen West Coast Songwriters International Song Contest Singer/Songwriter of the Year for his single, “Pay No Mind.” He also received Honorable Mention for “You Make Me Fall.” Mike's first single “Paradise” was chosen as West Coast Songwriters San Francisco’s Song of the Year in 2010. His award-winning catalog has been featured on radio around California.
With over 500 shows around the US in the last 3 years headlining clubs, supporting national touring acts, and developing residency performances for venues around California, Mike established himself and his positive rhythmic sound on hometown stages and beyond. He finds himself grateful to have a career around his passion and knows it is attributed to the support of his family, friends, and fans.
Mike is always looking forward, developing his craft as a songwriter and performer, and sharing his positive energy and passion at live shows.
Some stages Mike has been humbled to perform:
BottleRock Napa Valley 2014 with headliners The Cure, Outkast, and Eric Church (Over 80k tickets sold)
The Mountain Winery Saratoga CA (Historic Santa Clara Valley 2k Seat Capacity Outdoor Venue)
The Catalyst Santa Cruz CA (Iconic Music Venue host of acts from Neil Young to Nirvana)
Some of the artists Mike had the opportunity to play events and share stages with include:
Los Lonely Boys (Single: “Heaven” Top 20 Billboard Hit)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd (“Blue On Black” reached #1 on Rock Charts).
Colbie Caillat (Universal Republic Records, Grammy Award Winning Artist)
O.A.R. (Vangaurd Records)
Edwin McCain (Singer/Songwriter with Billboard hits including “I'll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More”)
Lukas Nelson (Promise of the Real)
Jackie Greene (Singer/Songwriter and Member of The Black Crowes)
Tyrone Wells (Independent, iTunes top 10 album artist)
Here is what others are saying about Mike:
“He sings honestly and expressively and the writing shows sophistication.” -Paul Freeman, Mercury News
“Mike Annuzzi was a pleasure to watch...I loved the positivity of the songs and how full of joy Mike seemed to be filled with.” -Cadet Edac: iheartsfbands.com
“Well, listening to this wonderful artist it is clear that listeners are in for a treat. His voice is divine and the smoothness of the whole thing just makes me feel alive and gearing to go! Perfect!" -Skye McAdams: The Daily Complains
“Check out this rising star.” -Glen Starkey: New Times SLO, San Luis Obispo
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