to download In the Meantime on iTunes (by song or album) click here:
|6/1/10: Hello Dolly!|
MPP returns to his theatre roots playing the role of
Ambrose Kemper in the Cider Mill Playhouse's production of
"Hello Dolly". The show features Broadway veteran Kirsti Carnahan and runs June 6-27. Tickets & more info at: cidermillplayhouse.org.
|2/18/09: MPP Hits the Campaign Trail|
|Mike will be taking a break from performing and recording during the months of February and March as he campaigns to be elected to the Village of Owego Board on March 18, 2009. He plans to get back to recording his album in April and will hopefully have some gigs booked for the late spring and summer.|
|11/23/08: MPP Holiday Original Debuts on WSKG Special|
Tune in to see me perform holiday classics
and brand new holiday originals in the WSKG studio.
I'll be sharing the time slot with the Hartwich College Choir. The one hour program will air on December 11 at 8 pm and on December 25 at 3 pm.
Check www.wskg.org for channel line-up.
|9/16/08: Exciting PBS Appearances|
MPP recently performed 4 of his original tunes before a live audience in the gorgeous
WSKG studios (Binghamton PBS affililate). This performance will air as part
of the "At The Drive-In" series set to premiere September 20 at 7 pm. Click
here for more info. Mike will be back in their studio to perform some original and classic holiday tunes later in the Fall which will air over the holidays as part of their critically acclaimed "Expressions"
series. More info on actual air date TBA.
|6/18/08 New Song:|
Click here to check out a video of MPP
performing a new tune, "Owego", live on the
June 11 Newschannel 34 Broadcast.
|5/20/08: Video Killed The Radio Star|
Click here to view MPP's performance of a new song, "Never Could Have Been"
on Binghamton's Newschannel 34. Unfortunately, the song was cut off by the
end of the program. More video coming soon.
|4/7/08: MPP SURPRISE GUEST @ CHRISTINE LAVIN SHOW|
|Award-winning legendary folk artist Christine Lavin (www.christinelavin.com), invited Mike to perform on one of her recent tour stops. He performed two tunes at the gorgeous Clemens center in Elmira, NY to an enthuiastic reception. Check out Christine's website for more of her upcoming show dates. You don't want to miss it!|
|Feb. 8, 2008: MORE NYC RADIO LOVE|
|MPP was featured on NYC's WFUV (90.5 FM) "City Folk Sunday Breakfast" in February of 2008, a weekly radio show featuring "the singers and songwriters you know and love plus a good dose of up-and-coming artist surprises." His original song, "No Turning Back" was in a playlist of songs performed (and often written by) MUSICIANS WHO HAVE APPEARED AT BIRDLAND'S WEEKLY 'CAST PARTY' HOSTED BY JIM CARUSO. He was honored to be sandwiched in between two excellent performers: Fiona Apple's sister, Maude Maggart and Harry Chapin's brother, Tom. Said guest host Christine Lavin: "He's come from the world of the American songbook, but he's also a songwriter. He's got a really big audience in Binghamton, NY. A fine pianist, really wonderful songwriter, and he also happens to be handsome. I predict he's gonna have a really wide audience all over the country."|
|WHAT THE FOLK?|
|MPP is honored to be one of the 6 selected artists, chosen out of more than 200 applicants, invited to perform as part of the singer-songwriter showcase at the New Jersey Folk Festival. The festival, located on the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick, NJ, will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2008. More info on specific performance time and location coming soon!|
|Jan. 16, 2008: WE'RE ON ITUNES!|
|MPP's In the Meantime EP is now available to download on iTunes (by song or album). Click on the iTunes link above to get started.|
|Oct. 11, 2007: MPP's "Canada" HITS THE AIRWAVES:|
|XM Channel 15 "The Village" has now added Michael's song "Canada" to their play rotation (track no. 3 from his EP: In the Meantime). Michael was recently featured on The Village's "Slipped Disc" program hosted by renowned folk singer Christine Lavin and the XM producer Bill Kates. Click here to listen to what they said about him. If you're an XM listener and would like to request "Canada" or "No Turning Back" on "The Village" email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Oct.11, 2007: MPP To Make Oneonta-Area Debut at Stella Luna Dinner Theatre Show.|
|For more details (including reservation info) click here.|
|MPP on Evening News Thursday, June 21|
|MPP will be doing a live performance of a brand new song on Binghamton's Newschannel 34 evening broadcast tomorrow night – Thursday, June 21. The newscast starts at 5:30 pm, and hewill be performing at the Oakdale Mall at the end of their second half-hour segment at 6:20 pm. If you live in the Binghamton-area, Newschannel 34 can be found on Time Warner Cable: channels 5 (NBC) and 6 (ABC). Better yet, stop on by the Oakdale Mall to show your support and hear him live on the grand piano right outside JC Penney. It looks good if there's at least a few people listening (and clapping)…|
|MPP's "Safe" Recognized as finalist in 2007 Peacedriven Songwriting Awards!|
|From Peacedriven's website: The Peacedriven Organization, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit group established to inspire, motivate, and educate people about global social issues. Entries from all genres and from around the world were received, including United States, Australia, Canada, Ghana, Ireland, France and the United Kingdom. Judges narrowed down the entries based on originality, melody and lyrics. The field was first cut to the Top 16 finalists, and then judged a second time to find the winner of the songwriting award. Click here to see MPP and the other finalists on their website. "Safe" is on Michael Patrick Phelan's In the Meantime EP.|
|I hope to have some photos and videos up on my website and myspace from recent performances in the next couple of weeks. If all goes well with the copyright people, I also hope to have the studio version of my song: "Donna's Waltz" (the one sampling "Over the Rainbow") as a free download on both my website and myspace soon. Check back soon for updates|
|MPP To Play First NYC-area Gig on June 2|
|Mike is really excited to be performing at the Waltz-Astoria in Queens, NY on Saturday, June 2 at 9:00 pm! For more info, including the address of the Waltz-Astoria click on the show's listing under the "gigs" section. If you're in the Manhattan area, stop on by for some mellow tunes.|
|Binghamton Press Praises In the Meantime EP|
|Chris Kocher of the Press & Sun-Bulletin wrote of MPP: "Phelan's smooth-as-silk vocals invoke both Broadway's best as well as classic crooners such as Mel Torme and Tony Bennett, while treading a path of his own." click here to read it.|
|Official "In The Meantime" CD Release Party|
|The official release of "In the Meantime" will be on Friday, May 11 at Barnes and Noble, Vestal, NY (in the Towne Square Mall), at 8:00 p.m. Mike will be performing songs from his new cd as well other original material right in the store cafe. The cd will be available at the show for it's regular price of only $7.00, and Mike will be on hand after performing to sign copies. Enjoy sipping on a Starbucks latte and munching on baked goods from The Cheesecake Factory (available at the cafe) at the performance. The "In the Meantime" EP is now available for purchase in the Barnes and Noble music section, Vestal, NY.|
|MPP featured on Narrativemusic.ca|
|Mike was recently selected to be a showcase artist on Narrative Music for the next three months. Narrative Music is a Canadian website that features songwriters that tell great stories. They wrote of him: "You genuinely walk in Frank and Tony's footsteps and we are honored to feature you..." Click the link below to see Mike and other great featured songwriters: www.narrativemusic.ca.|
|Check out Mike's new and improved myspace profile. He's got lots of banners that you can add to your profile too.|
|It's still me!|
|Welcome to the new and improved michaelpatrickphelan.com. With the upcoming release of my debut EP, In the Meantime, I'm now going by my full name, Michael Patrick Phelan. How's that for a good Irish name?|
|Big Show in Harrisburg!|
|Mike has been selected to showcase at the Millenium Music Conference being held in Harrisburg, PA from February 15-18. He will be showcasing at 10 pm on Sat, Feb. 17 at Dorado. His brand new EP will be available for the first time at this show. Oh, and it's free!|
|Ithaca Is Gorges|
|Mike will be performing at the new Kilpatrick's Publick House (www.kilpatrickspub.com) in the heart of the commons on Wed. Feb. 7, and Mar. 7 from 9 pm-midnight.|
|Mike will be performing live on the 5:00 newscast of Binghamton's Newschannel 34 on Tuesday, February 13.|