Mike The Piano Man Stoneman
Music has played such a huge part in both my personal and professional life. I really don’t know where I would have been without it. It’s taken me all over Southern Ontario, to Montreal, Quebec and from Austin, Texas to the outskirts of New York City.
When I look through my social media contacts or thank you cards, where the comments on my website were taken from, I’m amazed by the incredible people I’ve met, performed and worked with (or for) in the past 25 years.
I have worked at almost every occupation one can do in the live music and DJ industry: performer, entertainer, programmer, recording, mixing and mastering engineer, song arranger, songwriter, sound tech, lighting tech, roadie, disc jockey, MC, stage manager, and booking agent. I know there’s a book in all that somewhere…
Having had a hand in all these facets of presenting and producing music, both on and off stage, has given me a vast and unique background of skills and expertise of over 700 weddings and 2,000 live solo shows that I bring to every booking.
I’ve been fortunate, and truly grateful, for the people who made the leap of faith, booking me (and recording me), who, not only thought that what I did was well worth what they spent, but were impressed enough to recommend me to their friends, families and coworkers.
I’d like to think that it was because, at the end of their night, when the house lights came up, the cabs lined up outside to take them home, they knew that the best times in life are the ones spent dancing on the floor, singing along with the music in the air, surrounded by the people that matter most, their friends and family. That their memories were enhanced by the entertainment, be it live or DJ, that played an immeasurable role in making that good time come to life.
Like all industries, the music business, its technology, and listener’s tastes change over time. I look forward to growing and continuing to be a part of its future. The one thing that will never change is my dedication to providing the highest level of professionalism and service, with more good times to come, for all my clients and fans, past, present and future.