***The "My Watch" CD Single is no longer in print on CD, however, it is available for download on I-Tunes and all major, legal download sites. A re-cut version of "On My Watch Tonight" featuring Edwin McCain is available on Mike's full length 2005 release FALLING AWAKE. Thank you for your continued support.***
The "My Watch" CD Single is Mike Corrado's first release under new label EO Records. This CD single contains the studio recording of "My Watch" in addition to an emotionally charged acoustic version. Proceeds from the digital downloads benefit www.OperationHomefront.net which helps the families of deployed military personnel in their times of need while their loved ones are deployed. With hundreds of thousands of service members deployed for war with Iraq, and countless others around the world fighting the war on terrorism, thousands of spouses and children are left behind, many in need.
Can military men storm the stage of rock and plant their flag in the spotlight? North Carolina singer/songwriter, Mike Corrado puts the question to bed with his pop-rock sound and proven radio success. Mike, who has proudly served his country for years, has both the discipline of a U. S. Marine and the musical chops of Dave Matthews.
Mike Corrado began performing in the bars and clubs along the North Carolina coast while stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC with the Marines. Upon completion of his active duty commitment, Mike turned in his rifle for a guitar and life on the road. Mike Corrado and his band, which have earned comparisons to artists like Dave Matthews and John Mayer, began developing a strong grass roots following in the Southeast by performing 200-250 dates a year across the country. The relentless touring and radio play in the southeast, propelled independent CD sales to over 20,000 and led to the recent release of the live CD and DVD: Live At Thalian Hall.
Mike had recently completed his fourth studio CD Ziller and the Baboon... was released September 12, 2001. The events September 11, just one day prior changed many people's lives forever, Mike's included. The CD release tour had to be canceled as Mike was called back to active duty with the Marines.
The temporary hiatus from the road and demanding schedule with the Marines left little time for music, but Mike took time to reflect and write every chance he could. While working on songs for his next CD, Mike penned the poignant ballad "My Watch," a song about the trials, tribulations and emotions our soldiers face from their first days at boot camp to the front lines of combat.