Mike Donello is a natural soul, rhythm, folk and rock based artist out of the live music capital, Austin, TX.  Donello is always teaming up with fellow friends and musicians to jam, swap songs and warm up crowds of all ages.  Mike plays a blend of many instruments, such as ukulele, bass, percussion and mostly rhythym acoustic and electric guitar.   While regularly playing around Austin with his working class band The New Essentials, Mike has had the honor of playing at some great Austin gems such as Saxon Pub and One-2 -One Bar or even former treasures Flipnotics and Strangebrew.  Donello has also appeared and performed on Balcony TV Austin,   Born in New York and raised in Florida, Mike began playing shows with many musical projects in the early 2000's. One of his bands, Olive tree gained much attention while performing at the national music festival Sunfest in 2004 in West Palm Beach, FL.  Mike has kept many musical bonds and friendships all around the nation. In 2006 Mike formed a band called Almost Joon in Hollywood, CA which later migrated to South Florida in 2007 and had an amazing 3 year run! . Mike went on to record Kayak in the Keys in 2010 which was his first single as a solo artist.  After spending many years performing in various projects stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, Mike Donello decided to transplant his roots to Austin, TX.  His main goal has been to showcase his original material, have fun with some covers, work as collaborative musician, and focus on recording new music.  You may experience Mike Donello in many arrangements from flying solo, to duo, trio and also full band performances.  Donello is available for public and private events.  For booking and availability please contact   Thank you for your interest in and  Please visit again soon and follow @ or like the  music fan page @ ;)