The Mike Risko Band is ready to bring the heat and get you rockin'! This talented cover band, based in Westchester, boasts powerful female vocals from Miriam Risko and Melissa Miser and electrifying guitar solos from Mike Risko. With a solid rhythm section, featuring Dr. Larry Baskind on bass and Erik Perez on drums, they'll keep the energy up all night long.
Expect a mix of crowd-pleasing rock hits and some fun pop tunes, spanning across different decades and genres. With their unique blend of songs and amazing mash-ups, you'll be on your feet and dancing all night. Come join The Mike Risko Band for a night of your favorite tunes. tunes!
Mike Risko Band History
In the early 90s, Mike Risko was touring with his original bands along the East Coast. Meanwhile, Miriam Baily was singing in bands and pursuing her musical theater goals. They crossed paths at a one-of-a-kind show at South Street Seaport on July 4th, where Miriam was given a performance chance and Mike was asked to play guitar as a substitute. From there, Mike and Miriam performed hundreds of shows together as a full band and acoustic duo under different band names such as Lucy's Frantic before finally forming The Mike Risko Band. Along the way, they built their music school and store and got married. A few years later, Melissa Miser joined the band as a singer after performing in numerous local bands and pursuing musical theater. Then came Dr. Larry Baskind, a bass player from well-known bands such as Doc Rock and also a pediatrician. The latest edition to the group is Erik Perez, an exceptional drummer. These five now comprise The Mike Risko Band.
Mike Risko Band Gives Back
In addition to their regular concerts, the Mike Risko Band prioritize giving back to the communities that have supported them. They provide live music for various organizations that seek to raise funds, with a particular focus on supporting educational foundations, schools, sports groups, and PTAs, to benefit families.
In Addition to Making Music, the Risko's Produce Live Music Events
Mike and Miriam Risko are event producers and concert curators who have played a significant role in various music events. They established Make Music Day Ossining Briarcliff in 2015 and hold Make Make Music Day events twice a year on the winter and summer solstices, featuring more than 30 bands playing throughout Ossining and Briarcliff. Additionally, they curate the music for the Ossining Riverjam and collaborate with the Town of Ossining each summer to bring in 9 bands to perform at the Ossining Waterfront every Friday. They have also organized musical performances for the Briarcliff Poolside Concert and founded the first Briarcliff Summer Concert Series.
Mike Risko Band at the Brookside Bash 2019.
Mike Risko Band at the Mark Seiden Carnival 2019.
Mike Risko Band at the Ossining Waterfron Concert Series 2019.
MRB performing with the Hal Prince Band at Best of Westchester 2019.
MRB performing with Hal Prince Band at Ossining Fireworks 2019.
MRB at Peekskill Summer Concert Series 2019.
Mike Risko Band at St Augustine's School Fall Festival 2018
Check out the Mike Risko Band at the Ossining Summer Concert Series 2018!