Playing an eclectic mix of pop and rock covers, the Mike Risko Band is known for their ability to cover any tune while keeping the energy up and the party rockin. Their sets span the decades from current pop and jam bands, power balads and classic rock favorites, country and alternative. The Mike Risko Band is available as a 5 piece electric rock band and/or a 2 or 3 piece acoustic duo or trio. They can play any event from small clubs and bars, outside concerts and events and parties of any kind.
Fronted by Mike and Miriam Risko, (guitar player and singer) and owners of the Mike Risko Music School and Store in Ossining, the Riskos have been educating musicians and bringing music to the area for over 25 years. Mike and Miriam began playing together in 1997, their very first gig was an acoustic show at the Lazy Boy Saloon. From there their band evolved into a band called Lucy's Frantic which played all over the area including South Street Seaport in NYC for both New Years Eve and July 4th at Z-100 sponsored events. In 2005 the band became The Mike Risko Band. Mike and Miriam joined forces with three of their closest friends, Croton Pediatrician Dr. Larry Baskind on Bass, Steve Sincero on Drums and Melissa Miser on vocals. This powerhouse group has been making music together ever since and consistently drawing large crowds at every venue they play. In addition to their regular gigs, they make it a priority to give back to the communities that has supported them by supplying live music to many organizations that are looking to fundraise. They are especially committed to giving back to families by supporting Education Foundations, Schools, sports groups and PTAs.
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.
The Mike Risko Band has played.....
The Ossining Waterfront Concert Series, Croton Waterfront Concert Series, Cortlandt Manor Summer Concert Series, Peekskill Summer Concert Series, Cortlandt Manor Family Fun Day, Ossining Village Fair, Croton Village Fair, Green Ossining Earth Day, Ossining Summerfest, Verplank Summer Street Fair, Chappaqua Summer Concert Series, Summerfest Croton, Briarcliff Summer Concert Series, Ossining MATTERS Gala, Tarrytown Foundation Gala, Croton Harmon Education Foundation Dine Around and Under the Stars, Pocantico Hills Foundation Gala, Ossining and Chappaqua PTA Events, Mark Seiden Carnival, Chappaqua Children's Book Festival, Ossining Police Department Holiday Party at Trump, Phelps Hospital Fundraiser at Captain Lawrence, Braircliff Manor Education Foundation Fundraiser at Sleepy Hollow County Club, Village of Ossining Tree Lighting, Briarcliff Manor Tree Lighting, Briarcliff Harvest Festival, Ossining Children's Center Fundraisers, Chalk Festival Ossining, Ossining Baseball Opening Day (National Anthem), Briarcliff Rotary Club Mother's Day Luncheon, Briarcliff Chamber of Commerce Harvest Festival, Briarcliff Manor People's Caucus, Torview Poolooza, and Third Thursday...
The band has also played the following local clubs over the past 2 decades...105-10 Briarcliff, Lucy's Pleasantville, Maya Riviera Briarcliff, Haymount House Briarcliff (The Briarcliff Manor), Twelve Grapes Peekskill, The Thirsty Turtle White Plains, Pete's Saloon, Rye Country Club, Club Fit Briarcliff and Jefferson, FAB Mt Kisco, Main Street Steakhouse Ossining, Six Degrees of Separation Brewery, The Hudson Room, Taco Dive Bar, Captain Lawrence, The Boathouse, Amalfi's Briarcliff....
Mike and Miriam Risko curate and produce many different concerts including the inaugural year of the Briarcliff Manor Summer Concert Series 2018 and the Ossining Summer Concert Series 2019. They also founded and produce Make Music Day Ossining Briarcliff including placement of over 30 bands on the Summer and Winter Solstice. In addition, they organized all the bands for the Briarcliff Manor Poolside Acoustic Summer Concert Series for the Briarcliff Rec and the Acoustic Summer Concert Series on Market Square in Ossining for the Ossining Rec 2019.
And the list goes on....
Fore more information on the band, please call 914-762-8757.
Mike Risko Band at St Augustine's School Fall Festival 2018
Check out the Mike Risko Band at the Ossining Summer Concert Series 2018!