Old Stomping Ground
on the beach
Name: Michael Ray Felisko
Born: November 14th, 1954
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, Florida at Halifax hospital
Present Address: 389 Euclid Ave, (before 1998) Daytona Beach,FL 32118
Primary Instrument: Guitar (lead and rhythm)
Secondary Instruments: Drums, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals and Sequencers
Occupation: Musician, Irrigation Services
Marital Status: Married September 5th, 1982 (my wife)
Children: 2 boys, 1 girl
High School: Seabreeze Sr. High, Class of "73"
Daytona Beach,FL: RED WEATHER, STRAY DOGS, PEARL, BEGINNINGS END
Fort Lauderdale,FL: LOUIE D SHOW, HOLE IN THE WALL BAND PHYDEAX, CHEEX
Racine,WI: MURPHYS LAW, SCATTER, K9
Kenosha,WI: SILVER MAX, DRIFTWOOD, THE SYSTEM, RARE OCCASION
Daytona Beach,FL: STEVE DODGE & THE MOPARS, TOWER, STRAIGHT JACKET,
LICENSE TO STEAL, VITAL SIGNS, ELECTRIC ELVES, TIMELESS (tribute to Elvis)
FOSSIL ROCKERS, ON THE RIM-OUT THE DOOR, WILD PORK,
PATTY GATES & THE HELLRAISERS, KNOT PORK
BUMPIN'UGLIES, SCHLEP ROCK(3 piece) SCHLEP ROCK(4 piece)
SCHLEP ROCK(4 piece again), THE INSTIGATORS,
AUSTIN, THE BUZZTONES, RIPKORD,
RIPKORD 2 , ANOTHER BAND , ANOTHER BANDITZ , THE BANDITZ
RIPKORD4, TAILSPIN, BUMPIN UGLIES
Hobbies: SONGWRITING, MULTI-TRACK RECORDING, SEQUENCE PROGRAMMING,
COLLECTING RED STRIPE MEMORABILIA
History: Broke my leg at age 3. Started playing guitar at age 9. Joined first band at age 12 (Red Weather). Wrote first song (Future Waves) at age 18. Resumed writing songs at age 22. Resumed writing songs at age 62.
Started ping-pong recording of volume 1 and half of volume 2 using a sony reel-to-reel recorder in Wisconsin at age 28. Upgraded to a Tascam 234 (4-track cassette) and began recording second half of volume 2 and all of volume 3 at the age of 30. Moved back to Daytona and began recording volumes 4 and 5 at the age of 34. Upgraded to a Fostex 8-track reel-to-reel at the age of 38. Got my first ADAT at the age of 46. Now master everything on computer.
pic at age 42.
pic at age 49.
pic at age 50.
After being in numerous bands and playing different styles of music, I realized that in order to make money, a band is (in most cases)required to play a majority of cover/popular music. Finding a group of talented musicians willing to spend numerous hours rehearsing original material while making no money was hard if not impossible to do. Over the past thirty years, I've played in club, wedding and show bands in order to invest in instruments and studio gear. I also trained myself to play other instruments mostly for the convenience of being able to lay down a track whenever I wanted, but also because I couldn't afford to pay other musicians. In addition, I found that band members weren't always willing or able to spend much time on my material. Although a few of my songs feature a guest musician, the majority of them are self performed and produced. ASPIRATIONS: Turn my hobby into a successful career, get my songs published.