The Mike Sikorsky Story!
Mike just released his new 13 song country music cd entitled "Feet In the Water". Uploading two songs from this cd to www.reverbnation.com/1michaeljs and his indie country artist status has now been #1 in Apache Junction for 3 consecutive weeks, his regional rating shot up to #15 and his national rating went up to #368, his highest numbers ever.
You can purchase the new 13 songs as a cd or as downloads by clicking here.
Mike Sikorsky is now a CALLERLAB Accredited Caller Coach and a CALLERLAB Board of Governors elected member. Mike is also co-chair of the Music Producers Committee and is the liason between the CALLERLAB Board of Governors and the Caller Coach Committee to have live performance critique sessions available at the 2018 CALLERLAB Convention in Albuquerque, NM.
Mike Sikorsky called his first full square dance for the Roaring 20's young adult club in July 1972 in Van Nuys, California. They expected 6 couples and 11 squares attended! Credit 3 surprise visitations, with all night markets and convenience stores being invented 10 years later. Have you ever seen doughnuts cut into eighths and a thimble of punch dribbled into a Dixie Cup?
Mike later discovered his maternal Grandfather, Oscar, was an old time square dance caller, calling "Wagon Wheel" and "Red Wing" every summer Saturday night on his farm to the music being played by whatever banjo or guitar player showed up. They'd put all the furniture out in the yard and put one square in the kitchen, one in the living room, and one in the bedroom. He'd shout the calls to the kitchen square, they'd shout the calls to the living room square, and they'd should the calls to the bedroom square.
Mike graduated from Calif. State University Northridge (CSUN) in 1978 with a Bachelor's Degree, paying his own way with the money he made square dance calling. Of Mike's square dance calling, his college friends said, "Well, it beats flipping hamburgers!"
In November 2010, Mike Sikorsky became an author, publishing Vol. I of his own defined method of Patter Calling, the Activator-Stream method, where one sequencing of calls (an Activator) has a variable allowing for at least 10 different variations. When 3 of these Activators are combined, creating a Stream, the caller has 6,000 possible different variations.
The Activator-Stream Book 2 was first published in November 2011. Both books can be ordered directly from Mike, or from www.asrecordshop.com by sending them a message from their web site.
Order Mike's patter calling books NOW! Cost is $25 per book + $5 S&H per shipping envelope, total cost $30 for one book, $55 for both books. (Yes, multiple books can be ordered for one $5 S&H fee per shipping envelope.) Send your checks to Mike Sikorsky, 461 W. Apache Trail #101-109 Apache Junction, AZ 85120
You can purchase Mike Sikorsky country music CDs by visiting www.cdbaby.com and type Mike Sikorsky in the search bar. You can also listen to samples of each song. Mike Sikorsky country music is also available at ITunes, Amazon, Spotify, and many other music retail web sites.
Visit www.facebook.com/arizonacaller and for $0.99 per song, you can download songs from Mike's latest 2 country music cds. Mike's Facebook name is MusicManMike.
You can dance to the calling of Mike Sikorsky, a guest caller, and Bob Ensten on their Alaska 2017 cruise.
You can also dance to Mike at:
- The Great Las Vegas Getaway Sept 2017
- RIVCO in Indio in November 2017
- Cle Elum, Washington July/Aug 2017
- Mesa, AZ from November thru March each winter.
Contact Mike Sikorsky:
firstname.lastname@example.org and/or 480-204-0110