• Upcoming Shows

    • November 5, 201610:30 pm - Daddios, Bloomington, IL
    • November 12, 2016Private Party
    • November 18, 201610:30 pm - Fatty's, DeKalb, IL
    • November 19, 201610:00 pm - Mahoney's - Chicago, IL
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      Mike and Joe is one of the nation’s most well renowned rock cover bands!  The bulk of the setlist includes Rock hits from the ’90s through today, but occasionally they’ll throw in some tunes from the 70’s and 80’s as well!

      Covers include:  The Foo Fighters, Maroon 5, Fallout Boy, U2, Blink 182, Mumford and Sons, Justin Timberlake, Fleetwood Mac, Sublime, Dave Matthews Band, Florida Georgia Line, Third Eye Blind, The Eagles, , Weezer, Jimmy Eat World and many, many more!

    • Cake By the Ocean

      Whatsup everybody!  We  just posted a video of us performing “Cake By The Ocean” from our show at The Vogue in Indianapolis this past summer!  Feel free to Subscribe to our YouTube Channel  if you want to see new video content when it’s first released!

    • Special Indy Show



      We have a very exciting show coming up Saturday, October 1st.  We will be performing at Scotty’s Brewhouse in Indianapolis (E. 96th Street) for their 20th Anniversary Party!

      Not only is it an honor to be headlinig Scotty’s anniversary party, but there’s going to be a couple of other great bands performing that night as well!!! Also joining us are, “The Chosen Few” and “The Why Store.”  If you were part of the Indiana music scene back in the day you’ll recognize both of these bands.  This is actually a reunion show for “The Chosen Few,” and  “The Why Store” very rarely perfrom any more so this is going to be a truly special show.

      Aside from great music, there’s also going to be Food Trucks and Local Breweries: Thr3e Wise Men, Scarlet Lane, Triton, Flat 12, Two Deep, and Taxman Brewing.  Plus, pop-a-shot, a Dunk Tank, Sumo Suits, Skeeball, Face Painters and more.  This is an all day event that start at noon, but the conert part will start around 4. (be sure to check Scotty’s website closer to the event date to confirm.  We go on around 8pm)

      The event will be held in Scotty’s Parking Lot so be sure to dress accordingly.  We’ve got our mind set on beautiful weather though!

      This is going to be a really awesome event and we’re super excited about it. I’m sure all our Indiana fans are as well.  Hope to see you there!

      Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scottys-20th-anniversary-celebration-tickets-27386066462

    • Support A Great Cause at The PANDAS BASH

      pandas bash

      We are excited to have the opportunity to help raise money for children and families struggling with Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders at Fitz’s Spare Key’s in Elmhurst on April 29th. There will be auctions, raffles, and a special beer brewed by SlapShot Brewing!

      PANDAS and PANS are pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders roughly affecting more than 1 in 200 children throughout the world. PANDAS/PANS Advocacy and Support is a non profit organization located in the the Chicagoland area dedicated to helping families struggling with the disorder social-emotionally, educationally, legislatively, and financially. Please join Mike & Joe for a great time raising money to support a great cause!

      Tickets can be purchased for $40 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2495406 and are also available at the door for $45. For more information about the event visit https://www.facebook.com/events/898555540199688/.

    • Free Entry for Certified Nurses

      nursesFor those of you in the medical industry, I’m sure you’re aware that March 19th is Certified Nurses Day.  Those of you not in that line of work may wonder, “What does that mean?”  Certified Nurses Day is a national day to honor and recognize the important achievement of nursing specialty and subspecialty certification.  

      In today’s society, it’s common to idolize performers, actors, musicians, and even “reality” stars.  However, being on the other end, we feel that there are plenty of other people that deserve some acknowledgement for their efforts.

      Therefore, on Saturday March 19th, all Nurses will get into our show at Durty Nellie’s for FREE!  Just present your hospital ID to the door staff.

      We will also be offering a free private acoustic performance before our show that night at “Smith St. Station,” right next to Durty Nellie’s.  Gather round with your friends in the elegant lounge and have a glass of wine while we serenade you acoustically.  The acoustic performance is available to the general public as well, but you must pre-order a ticket for our regular performance at Nellie’s March 19th.  We want to keep this an intimate experience so only the first 50 people to pre-order tickets will be allowed entry.

      Click the link to pre-order your ticket today and reserve your spot for the pre-acoustic performance.


      Nurses, we thank you and look forward to seeing you at the show.


    • Across the U.S.A.

      We’re heading out to Louisville, Kentucky, Saturday March 19th for a show at Baxter’s 942.  Baxter’s will be hosting their annual St. Patrick’s Day bash which is nothing short of amazing every year!

      Kentucky is just one of the many stops we’ll be making across the U.S. this year.  We’ve already been to New York, Indiana, and Pittsburgh.  Next on the list is New Orleans, Laguna Beach, and Mexico.  Being in the music industry, we are very fortunate to travel to such places as part of our work.  From clubs, performance halls, corporate events, weddings and private parties, we’re available for all.  So don’t think just because you live in that other state we’re not available to come rock out with you and make your event extra special.  We love to travel!  Feel free to drop us a line and let us know where you’re interested in us having perform.

    • Fatty’s – The Newest Place in DeKalb for Live Music


      We’re excited to finally be performing back in DeKalb for all of the NIU students and local residents.  As many of you know, it’s been a few years since we last toured that circuit.  We’re pleased to announce that we’ve finally found a new home in DeKalb.  Fatty’s Pub and Grille!

      Fatty’s recently has expanded their building and built an additional room strictly for music!  With great drink & food specials, as well as some of the friendliest staff you’ll ever encounter; Fatty’s proves to be not only a great live music venue, but a great place to grab some dinner and drinks with friends.

      We’ve already performed a couple of shows their and have seen a bunch of familiar faces, as well as plenty of new one’s.  We’ve spoken with a lot of NIU alums after our performances and many are saying the same thing.  “(We’re) glad to see that current students will finally get a chance to be part of the Mike and Joe experience the way I was when I went to school here.”  We couldn’t agree more!

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AEC v1.0.4

  • We’re back again with a Mike & Joe Video Tutorial! Cory is here on bass showing you how to play My Own Worst Enemy by the band Lit. “My Own Worst Enemy” is a song by the American alternative rock band Lit. It was released in March 1999 as the lead single from their second album, A Place in the Sun, released in 1999. **We do not own the rights to this song***

    Label: RCA
    Writer: Jay Popoff, Jeremy Popoff[1]
    Producer: Don Gilmore, Lit

  • We’re back again with a Mike & Joe Video Tutorial! Mike is here showing us an acoustic version of Oasis’s Wonderwall. “Wonderwall” is a song by English rock band Oasis, written by the band’s guitarist and main songwriter Noel Gallagher. The song was produced by Owen Morris and Gallagher for their second album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?.

  • Mike is giving a guitar tutorial on how to play “The Middle”. “The Middle” is a song by the American alternative rock band Jimmy Eat World. It was released in November 2001 as the second single of their fourth album Bleed American. This is one of many songs we will be showing you how to play. *We do not own the music to this song. All rights are to Jimmy Eat World and company*

  • Here is our live rendition of Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle.” Our good friend Mike took a video of us playing on St. Patricks Day at a club called 115 Bourbon Street outside of Chicago.


Name:  Mike Notaro
Lives:  Arlington Heights, IL
From:  Mt Prospect, IL
Plays:  Gibson Les Pauls and Takamine acoustic guitars
Football:  Bears
Baseball:  Cubs
Hockey:  Blackhawks
Favorite Song To Play At The Moment:  Over My Head, The Fray
Favorite Local Band:   Chris Buehrle is a super-talented Chicago singer/songwriter whom I both work with and love listening to.  Bluesy/soulful folk rock with a side of tasty riffs!  Also, wish more people (and record labels) would demand another record from Bottle of Justus (Bloomington, IL).  These guys write as well as any other alt rock band out there.  Whatta ya say Gents?
Music:  After playing, listening to and learning songs for our band, I tend to listen to other stuff at home and on the road.  I like throwing on my Pandora stations (from Italian Traditional to Bach to Trance to Toots & the Maytals).  It gives my ears and brain a “breather” from my beloved rock music!  Otherwise, I grew up on many of the folky singer/song writers like James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, and Billy Joel.  I’m a big Guster fan, and tend to lean toward singer/songwriter stuff (Pete Yorn, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Death Cab).  Anything with killer production is on the radar, too:  Sting, Third Eye Blind, Donald Fagen – been listening a lot to the new Angels & Airwaves.  If I need new music to listen to, Aaron will send me one of his Pandora Stations . . . usually when we’re sitting next to each other in the car . . . and while he’s sticking countless Will Ferrill and random YouTube videos in my face . . . while I’m driving.
Other interests:  I like tacos.  At the moment, I can’t stop watching the badlipreading.com clips . . . particularly the Mitt Romney snippet:  “I’m a gremlin . . . and I’m leaving the party . . . and I want everyone to stuff the ice chest.”  Uh . . . kinda gotta see it. As much as I love music, spending time with my family is huge.  Coming from a big, Italian family requires a dedicated iCal calendar just for family shindigs.  Always fun, and always something going on!  When I can, I produce and engineer projects for other musicians and artists in my studio . . . my true passion.  I rarely like anything I write myself, but LOVE shaping others’ songs and visions.  Downtime is spent traveling (preferably Italy, Colorado, or Northern Cali), drinking or searching for good wine, reading Ken Follett books, and certainly not least, drinking Starbucks americanos (unless the Christmas or Thanksgiving Blend is brewin’!).

Name:  Aaron Streich
Lives:  Chicago, IL
From:  Seattle Washington, Ft. Wayne, IN., Bedford, IN., Bloomington, IN.
Football:  Bears, Colts
Baseball:  Cubs, Sox
Hockey:  Blackhawks
Favorite Song To Play:  Everlong (Foo Fighters), Hands Down (Dashboard Confessionals)
Favorite Local Band: Kick The Cat
Music I Listen to:  I love all kinds of music. I like rock, jazz fusion, jazz, classical, metal, pop, country, reggae, reggae dub, ska, atmospheric synth, guitar greats like Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen. You name it I’ll probably like it.
Some of my favorite bands are: Filter, Enter Shikari, Third Eye Blind, Miike Snow, M83’s, Band Of Horses, and the list goes on and on.
Other Interests:  I like Giordono’s and Chicago’s Pizza. I like mexican food. I’m a sucker for a good Chinese buffet. I love sushi. I like vacationing down in southwest Florida and Key west. I love eating the fresh seafood down there. Grouper sandwiches….Yummmmm!
I love to travel to warm tropical climates when I can. I’ve been to Jamaica four times. I like Chicago’s Summer festivals. I love the Air and Water Show. I love playing music for a living and entertaining. I love Jagermeister!
Name: Cory Flyn
Lives:  Chicago, IL
From:  Santa Monica, CA
Plays:  Modulus 5-string through Avalon U5 preamp and SWR Bass Amps
Football:  Bears
Baseball: White Sox
Hockey: Blackhawks
Favorite Song To Play At The Moment:  Rude (Magic!)
Music: I grew up the son of a musician and was exposed to a lot of different styles of music at an early age.  When I first started buying music, I started with Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin. I then moved onto Guns n’ Roses and Metallica then really got into a lot of grunge and alternative bands in high school. Since then, I’ve tried to go out of my way to find new and interesting bands. Spotify has really changed the way I listen to music lately. It definitely exposes me to some artists that I might have otherwise never heard.Some of my favorite bands over the years include Radiohead, The Beatles, Interpol, Grizzly Bear, At The Drive-In, Incubus, Jamiroquai, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Rage Against The Machine, 311, Parkway Drive, Pantera, Faith No More, and Alice In Chains.
Other interests:  I love craft beers. The more hoppy the better. Being near the ocean makes me happy. I love zombie movies. I don’t know why, I just do. I play a lot more guitar at home than bass. I also do a lot of personal recording at home in my spare time. I’m getting pretty good with iMovie. I’m obsessed with the NBA and play a lot of pickup basketball. I’ve been known to play a video game or two (Usually NBA 2K or pinball). I like spending time with my Westie Dudley. My new favorite restaurant is Cheesie’s (gourmet grilled cheeses and craft beers). I love using YouTube to learn new skills
Name:  Joe Valentino
Lives:  Indianapolis, IN
From:  Pittsburgh, PA
Plays:  Fender Strats and Takamine acoustic guitars
Football:  Steelers
Baseball:  Pirates, White Sox
Hockey:  Penguins
Favorite Song To Play At The Moment:  Yellow, Coldplay
Favorite local band:  Mr Blotto.  They’re just so darn good.
Music:  I listen to mostly folk (Nickel Creek, The Civil Wars, Patty Griffin), folk rock (The Rescues, Mumford), and chill singer songwriter stuff (David Ford, Jon Mclaughlin, Brandi Carlile, Damien Rice, Ingrid Michaelson).  I like lots of mellow music.  I love vocal harmony, so anything with cool vocals is interesting to me.  I like middle of the road rock…stuff like Angels and Airwaves, Death Cab, Vertical Horizon, SafetySuit, Lifehouse, Coldplay, The 88 kind o tunes.  I do listen to a little country/crossover country…Zac Brown, Little Big Town, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw.  In the special and other category, some days are Lyle Lovett days, and some days are Umphreys McGee days.  Thats just how it is.   If you make me a CD of new music to listen to, I will make one back and send it to you.  Like, for real!
Other interests:  I like tacos.  I like adventure travel and have been to many places around the world.  I love ethnicity and experiencing ethnic food/traditions/neighborhoods.  I love putting potato chips on my sandwiches.  Love going to local art/ethnic/street fests and fairs of all types and hanging out all day.  I like fruit.  Love concerts in tiny venues, and go to quite a few.  Love Ravinia.  I like to go to Starbucks.  I love football.  I like to pace around the house when I talk on the phone.  Love hanging out with my mom.  She is the coolest.  Love trying new restaurants.  I like grammar.  I like when fans bring me presents.  I can be suckered into just about anything if tempted with coffee.  I like dry red wine.  I like investing in real estate.  I like voice activated texting.  Love putting the top down on my convertible and driving out into the middle of nowhere, getting lost, and then trying to find my way home again.  I like negotiating anything.  I like cheese.


Contact us to book the band by calling or e-mailing Joe Valentino at 317-696-0399, or booking@mikeandjoe.com


  • I WANT MIKE AND JOE TO PLAY AT MY PARTY!  No need to shout about it.  We are available for private events. Just send details to booking@mikeandjoe.com


  • I WANT MIKE AND JOE TO PLAY AT MY SCHOOL!  We love school.  School is cool.  Send us details to booking@mikeandjoe.com


  • I THINK MIKE AND JOE WOULD BE PERFECT FOR _____ FESTIVAL!  Do three things in this order.   1) Go to the festival’s website and send them a message saying that you want to see us playing at that fest.  2) Call three of your friends and have them do that same thing.  3) E-mail us (booking@mikeandjoe.com) the fest name, website, and (if you know) the name and contact information for whoever is setting up the entertainment.  We will contact them and try to get ‘er done.  Seriously, if you do those three things, there is a really good chance that the festival will call us before we call them.  For real.  Try it.



You can e-mail the entire band by sending a message to band@mikeandjoe.com

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You can e-mail David, our marketing and promotion director at david.painter86@gmail.com



You can e-mail us for information about production, load in, sound check, stage plots, etc to mike@mikeandjoe.com