Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Mick Hargreaves is a WANTED MAN.

Solo Acoustic Shows

FRI JULY 9 5pm

TUES JULY 13 7pm
Bluebird Songwriter Showcase

PATCHOGUE NY - Free admission
Cheap drink specials, plus a $20 food and drink deal
$3 Narragansett drafts

Monday, June 28, 2021

DAISY'S TUE JULY 13 Patchogue NY

It's happening!
Singer Songwriter Night

@meghanvkmusic @robinsontreacher @karenbellamusic @mickhargreaves 
will be performing. 

Food and Drinks specials all night!
($20 food and drink specials) 

This is part of a monthly series where the Artists are also filmed.  Hosted by @brotherdaveblues and @johnny_nale Video by @bruce_videography_services

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Mick Hargreaves LIVE SAT June 12 - Brookhaven NY

Rescheduled from May rainout!
Contact us directly for RSVP info. Mick will be accompanied by Pete Mancini (guitars) and Brian Moritz (pedal steel).

Friday, May 22, 2020

WEHM Radio hosts "Virtual Concert for Care Givers" Memorial Day Weekend

WEHM radio, serving the local Suffolk County NY community on two FM broadcast signals, 92.9 and 96.9, as well as its worldwide audience via its Internet stream at, hosts a "Virtual Concert for Care Givers" on Friday MAY 22, 2020.

Some great names are involved!

Tune in to this link to catch it:

Thursday, April 9, 2020

First Live Stream MH Show SAT 11 APR 7pm

Things have changed - we've gotta catch up!
I'll do an hour long music performance, covering a lot of ground...
Saturday April 11 7-8pm Eastern

A Live Facebook Streaming Event presented by Don Audio
Hope to see you then!  mh

Friday, April 3, 2020

Today's Private Live Stream Performance Went Well.

My livestream test run today, which was really an actual private happy hour showcase for a bunch of nice folks in and around our nation's capitol, went very very well. 

Google Hangs was the app used. The sound (laptop mic) was apparently good on the other end. The picture on my end lagged a bit, probably a function of my WiFi setup here, but no picture complaints from the audience. There will be more, and they'll be public. 

Everything is super effing weird for everyone right now, but for a little while, things were a little less weird for me. It was very emotional for me afterwards. 

The two-way sound/picture enabled audience feedback, and boy howdy, do I miss the heck out of THAT give and take. 

Today was a reminder to me: That relationship is one of the most important things in the world to me. Without an audience, we performers don't got nuthin'.

These screen grabs were sent by the host, and they know who they are. MWAH XO 


Thursday, April 2, 2020

New Mick Hargreaves Music On The Way.

I took this photo last night after cutting vocals for a new Mick Hargreaves & The King Guys single release.

Part of me feels like making music now constitutes fiddling while Rome burns, or maybe doing a gig on the deck of the Titanic.

Then I remember that I was in the ocean the morning of 9/11. Surfing. To this day every time I get in the water (which is far too infrequent) I remember that some surfers didn't live to see September 12th. And I paddle out for them.

So one big reason I will continue to make music until I can't any more is that I'm thinking of the musicians who aren't with us any more.

I've learned so much from them.

We carry those lessons forward, for them.

My new song is called "See What You Can Make With This". Pete Mancini (Diversion Records) does some great electric guitar work on this one, and my longtime buddy Chris Mehos is on drums.

Release date to be announced.

Thanks, Everyone.


Monday, February 24, 2020

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Back To Work On My Solo Release!

Recording a hi-strung Martin acoustic guitar part.

I've set up shop upstairs in George Howard's RetroSound on the third floor at the LSRR (Lantern Sound Recording Rig), and work on my next solo release has resumed! George's loft is a ProTools room centered around a Soundcraft 24x8x2 console, but I've also got a Mac/Logic DAW routed to/from the console.

I can do some of my solo overdub sessions up there, and keep my mess away from artists using the Lantern Sound Recording Rig on the first floor here.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

PHOTO by Eric Fieldstadt

Station Pub, Sayville NY October 22 2018
playing bass w/Rob Europe, Matt Swain, drums
photo: Fieldstadt

Friday, August 31, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Music Video: "Crystal Ball" Mick Hargreaves & The King Guys

Written by Joe Delia & Mick Hargreaves
(Slymoon Publishing BMI / Crazy World Ain't It Music BMI) 
Words & Music © 2011 All Rights Reserved 

Directed by Mick Hargreaves • Camera & Editing: Jody Gambino for JTiL Productions

SPECIAL GUEST: Joe Delia - Organ • Mick Hargreaves - Vocals, acoustic guitar, 6 & 12 string electric guitars, 6 string bass, harmonicas; Jennifer Hargreaves-Pawliczak - Vocals; Michael Bifulco - Tremolo Telecaster Guitar (L); Gary Dawson - Gibson Electric Guitar (R); Don Mangels - Electric Bass; Chris Mehos - Drums • Produced by Mick Hargreaves @ the Lantern Sound Recording Rig • Recorded at The Groove Shack & "The Farm" • Additional Engineering: Sophia Aley, Austin Ferreira, Richard Anthony Nardo • Mastering: Gene Paul at G&J Audio Sound Recording • © 2017 All rights reserved.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Photo of The Day: MH on bass w/ Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks

Playing bass w/ Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks recently, at Greenport Harbor Brewery. (Photo: Bill Callas)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

"Live On The Farm" House Concerts SAT DEC 9 8pm - 2017 Holiday Edition

SAT 12/09 Free Grass Union / Mick Hargreaves
w/ Special Guests

Previous  Fall 2017 shows:

SAT 10/14 Rob Europe/Julia King 
SAT 11/11 Astronauto/Claire Raby

Please visit the Lantern Sound Recording Rig Website to get details and RSVP.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Arts Stage Launches Website @

As seen at the Alive After Five (Patchogue) and Alive On 25 (Riverhead) summer street festivals!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Old Song Gets New Music Video: "Real Fine Beauty"

Official Music Video for "Real Fine Beauty" (M. Hargreaves) from the "Best" CD. 
Directed and edited by Skip English.
All Instruments: Mick Hargreaves, with Matty Liot (lead guitar).
Recorded with the Lantern Sound Recording Rig, produced by Mick Hargreaves.
Music, Film © 2013, 2017 - All rights reserved, Crazy World Ain't It Music (BMI)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Lantern Sound Recording Rig - House Concert Schedule, Fall 2017

Mick Hargreaves performs opening set for these 8pm Saturday evening shows.

SAT 12/09 Free Grass Union w/ Special Guests

Previous shows:
SAT 10/14 Rob Europe/Julia King
SAT 11/11 Astronauto/Claire Raby

Please visit the Lantern Sound Recording Rig Website to get details and RSVP.

Latest Free Song Download from Mick Hargreaves:

Monday, July 31, 2017

Last MH Show For A While - THU AUG 03 #Patchogue NY Alive After 5 ARTS STAGE #AA5Patch

It's time for the pear tree to bear some fruit.

My last show for a while will be on the ARTS STAGE at the Alive After Five (AA5) Street Festival in Patchogue, NY. Other performers that night are the musical Veterans from the Project 9 Line, and the Acoustic Electrix, PLUS poets Donnie Lamon and George Wallace.

I was brutally attacked in an early morning ambush after a gig six years ago today, to the day, July 31, 2011. Considering how bad that was, it's STILL amazing that I'm alive. It probably always will be, I figure.

Since then, in my "comeback period", I've been working really hard focusing on building up the Lantern Sound Recording Rig (LSRR) into a viable, working recording situation, where artists can come and feel 10 times more comfortable and relaxed than any other option they might choose in this area, with me at the helm, obsessing over the goal of making an artist happy. We liken working here to making a record inside an Edward Hopper house that's depicted in a Norman Rockwell painting.

It's working. We have about six records in here that are being worked on simultaneously, by last count. One of them, the one that is at the bottom of the list, is mine. All others get worked on first, before mine. Artist first. Always.

So, in order really knuckle down and clobber away at this exciting load of work, including pushing my record over the finish line, I'm curtailing my own gigs for the time being, at least until this record is done, and I can assemble a band to support it. (Beards will be fine. No mercenaries though; and nearly everyone is a mercenary these days... so we'll see.) Things are so busy, I'll probably have to adopt a "touring" mindset, one where there will be a bunch of MH shows regionally over a finite period of time, after which I will get back into the studio to focus on that work.

Again, here at the LSRR, it's artist first, so I've got to keep the decks clear for that.

You'll be able to stop by and say hello every remaining Thursday this summer, as the LSRR does the sound and staging for the Arts Stage (directed by Dorene Rose) at every AA5 and Alive On 25 (AO25 - Riverhead) festival date right up to August 31st. Plus, you'll see me with the bass on too, performing with artists such as Rob Europe and Bryan Gallo.

For today ONLY, my recording of the song "Crystal Ball" (co-written with Joe Delia) is being brought back as a free download over at Bandcamp. It comes with the story of what happened July 30-31 2011, as a PDF file. Click through here for FREE download options, and we'll see you around campus.

Locomotive - Edward Hopper (1944)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mick Hargreaves hosts 2017 ARTS STAGE @AliveAfterFive_ #Patchogue and @Aliveon25 #Riverhead

Every Thursday This Summer:

Mick Hargreaves hosts the Alive After Five (Patchogue) and Alive On 25 (Riverhead) ARTS STAGE, directed by Dorene Rose. Sound and staging are provided by the Lantern Sound Recording Rig.

Mick also performs
in Riverhead on July 27, and in Patchogue on Aug 3.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

2NITE FRI FEB 24 9:30p @CabinFeverMusic #Festival Closing w/e @LanternSound Stage - Doran's #HamptonBays

The Lantern Sound Recording Rig stage at Doran's on FRI FEB 24 9:30pm in celebration of The Cabin Fever Music Festival's TENTH ANNIVERSARY! This is the closing weekend of the festival!
FB Event
DORAN'S - 2 W Montauk Hwy Hampton Bays, NY 11946  (631) 728-9560

Mick Hargreaves & Grand Theft Aloha
(Rev. Jim Nanos, Alex Sarkis)


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