Mike 3rd is a Venetian based European musician and record producer.

Versatile and inspired, he began playing guitar with local teachers but soon after two years, he attended the Thelonious Jazz School  in Vicenza (Italy) and studied with teacher Michele Calgaro and later on with vocal coach Cheryl Porter.

Mike’s first band was Hypnoise, an experimental project that began in 1996. Mike brought to life two studio albums and a charity single with them.

In 1998, Mike 3rd and Hypnoise hired internationally renowned record producer Ronan Chris Murphy to produce their first album, “Opium,” and brought in King Crimson‘s Warr Guitarist Trey Gunn to perform on the album. Mike’s collaboration with Murphy continued and, a few years later, Murphy produced their next album “St.Valentine’s Porno Bar” featuring singer Cheryl Porter; the album was presented in London and Los Angeles under Murphy’s independent label Veneto West Records and distributed worldwide thanks to DGM / Inner Knot.

As mentioned, thanks to art director Michele Gervasuti, “St. Valentine’s Porno Bar” was presented on February 14th, 2006 in London’s famous Blacks Club.

In the meantime Mike 3rd participated in two 45-hour nonstop jam sessions, where he played  with great musicians such as Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto. One year later he was invited in Phoenix to join another “Supersession of 33 hours and 1/3” where he played again with Pat Mastelotto, Wilie Oteri, Skinny Bishop and many other great musicians.

In 2008, Mike 3rd followed the advice of his friend Jane Geerts, who is also Brian Eno’s business manager, and began his career as a record producer.

From that point on there was no return. Mike produced an album by Italian progressive band Altare Thotemico who was nominated with the album best debut at Italian Prog Awards.

In 2009  Mike 3rd created a new band, EXKGB, with drummer Alberto Stocco (Web Site) and Stickman Emanuele Cirani.

Also at this time he began a charity campaign to help Greenpeace and the Italian Association for Cancer Research … the idea was to help research with independent music sold online.

With a solo song featuring Cheryl Porter on vocals and the bands Hypnoise and EXKGB he brought to life three singles: “A little poem for the Sea”, an acoustic ballad featuring Ms. Porter on vocals, “In The Twilight” from Hypnoise, as well as the debut of the brand new EXKGB group with the song “Dangerous Toys”. All three singles were produced by Mike’s favorite record producer, Ronan Chris Murphy.

At the end of 2010, after touring Italy with EXKGB, Mike’s collaboration with Alberto Stocco brought to life Tunatones, a fresh rockabilly trio with Alessandro Arcuri on upright bass. Alessandro Arcuri had also been a member of the last Hypnoise line up.

In 2011 Mike launched the second and last edition of the charity campaign with two brand new songs, “Brightness Comes” by EXKGB and “Fifteen Days”, A sensual soul rock song released on iTunes by Mike 3rd featuring Alberto Stocco.

In 2012 the “volcanic” musician and record producer creates a non-profit cultural association in the name of his great-grandfather, Tenor Pietro Prosdocimi, Prosdocimi Music Academy.  Both the Academy and Prosdocimi Records are a music school and promotion record label created to help young talent and young bands looking for exposure.

In the meantime, the work with the bands Tunatones and EXKGB keeps goin’ on in fact, in the first days of 2013, the artists record their soon to be released new album.

After the success of the first debut album “iTunas“, Tunatones are actually promoting their second studio release titled “Vulcano”. After almost two years EXKGB finally brought to life their second studio album titled “False Hope Corporation“, produced by Ronan Chris Murphy, which will be released November 2013.

December 2013 Mike 3rd was hired with Alberto Stocco and Alessandro Arcuri by British singer / songwriter Jasmine Rodgers to be part of her new band. They’ve played their first gig Dec. 22nd.

After one year of work, finally, 2014 October 4th, in Venice (Italy) during the Music Biennale, presentation of the new album feat. Benny Greb, Pat Mastelotto, Alberto Stocco, Roberta Canzian and may others wonderful musicians.

The end of 2014 and the first half of 2015 saw Mike 3rd immediately involved in the release of an ambitious project dedicated to the victims of wars and against war entitled “The War Is Not Over”

The album has been presented and distributed in all digital stores on May 24th, 2015, 100 years after Italy got into World War I.

Just 7 months after the release of the previous “In The Woods”

Alongside Mike 3rd in this important adventure that has also received the patronage of the Municipality of Carmignano Di Brenta and the Veneto Region, musicians consecrated by world discography.

On top of the list Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto.

With them German star Benny Greb and a “hurricane” of talent, refined taste and Italian artistic sensitivity with Iarin Munari, Alberto Stocco and Roberta Canzian.

After some live performances of the ambitious “The War Is Not Over” with a band made up of 11 musicians with two drumers and a string quartet, Mike 3rd has been hired as record producer in various projects.

While working with the band Syncage, he had new ideas, intuitions and inspiration to compose new material for an album to celebrate life. A composition divided into acts that moves away from today’s stereotype of a song.

Therefore the period of study becomes intense, with the artist exploring other instruments such as drums, and also begin a path in opera singing followed by the soprano Roberta Canzian.

All this should have led to the release of the new album during 2020 but, the lockdown imposed by government, due to the new corona virus has delayed and made impossible, as well as inappropriate, the publication of such a complex work.

So, all rehearsals with the new trio feat. Nick Muneratti on bass as well as Alberto Stocco on drums were suspended while Mike 3rd has locked himself in a further quarantine to give light to a challenge with himself: release an EP in which the artist would have played all the instruments.

Being forced to quarantine, however, he also had to take care of the artistic production and as usual the mixing of the five songs. While waiting to give light to the “older brother” which will be titled – La Vie – this year sees the artist release the first volume of his new quarantini on Bandcamp only.

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