Michael Patrick Vitale

My parents named me Michael Patrick Vitale in 1979 at a hospital in Visalia, CA.  I used to perform and write under the name Mike Vitale.  I decided to start using my full name, in more recent years, because I like it and that's what I want to do.

At any rate, I have been a professional musician for a comfortable amount of time.  I spent a number of years performing covers at wherever would hire me.  However, in more recent years, I have noticed that people really enjoy the songs I write and perform, so I lean in the direction of performing my original material, by majority.  I play solo acoustic, as a duo, as a trio, and and in larger four piece and five piece arrangements, with a number of very talented musicians and friends that I respect and admire.

I have toured the country playing the music I write.  I play a lot of shows in Southern California as well.  I currently hang my hat in Long Beach, California.

I use the name The Hawkline Monster for my music, because I am a big fan of literature.  I have a degree in English from California State University Fullerton.  Yes, I am a big Richard Brautigan fan.  He committed suicide September 14th 1984.  I was 5 years old at the time of his death and had no idea who he was.  Richard Brautigan was an amazing artist.  I wanted to name my musical artwork after one of his books, so that people might accidentally find his literature when looking for me.  He changed my life with his writing, and this is my way of saying thank you to him.

For your convenience, here is an extensive list of places I have played over the years.  This is not a complete list, but more to the point, I get around:

PRIVATE EVENTS

Callaway Motors Grand Opening
Edmunds.com Special Functions
Special Events on The Queen Mary - Delicious, New Years Eve, & Chill
Method Film Festival
ASR Trade Show
The Pike Summer Concert Series

HOTELS and RESORTS

The Hyatt Regency - in Long Beach, CA
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort - in Carlsbad
Pelican Hill - in Newport Beach (5 star luxury hotel)
The Four Seasons Doheny - in Beverly Hills (5 star luxury hotel)
Mr. C's Hotel - in Beverly Hills (5 star luxury hotel)
The Marriott Hotel - in Anaheim
The Queen Mary - in Long Beach

RESTAURANTS

Savannah Chophouse - in Laguna Niguel
Zimzala - in Huntington Beach
Brasserie Pascal - in Newport Beach
Salt Creek Grille - in Dana Point
Sol Cocina - in Newport Beach
Dove Canyon Country Club - in Dove Canyon
Parker's Lighthouse - in Long Beach
McKenna's On the Bay - in Long Beach
The Beachfire - in Ladera Ranch and San Clemente
Jaqu's - in Huntington Beach
The Royal Hawaiian - in Laguna Beach
Luggatti's - in Huntington Beach
5th St. Bar and Grill - in Huntington Beach
The Blue Beet - in Newport Beach
Ocean Avenue Brewery - in Laguna Beach
Hennessey's - in Laguna Beach and Dana Point
Gordon James - in San Clemente
Sol Grill - in Newport Beach
Aurora - in Newport Beach
The Pint House - in Fullerton
Stubrik's Steakhouse and Bar - in Fullerton
The Whitehouse - in Laguna Beach
Infusion - in Ladera Ranch
Casa Ranchero - in Ladera Ranch
Pepz Pizza - in Anaheim Hills
The Fish Bucket - in Dana Point

BARS & WINE BARS


Cafe Racer - Seattle, WA
The Observation Bar onboard The Queen Mary - in Long Beach
Wineworks For Everyone - in Mission Viejo
Versai Wine Bar - in Yorba Linda
Sebastiani's - in Huntington Beach
Stellar Cellar - in Temecula
The Commonwealth Lounge - in Newport Beach and in Fullerton
Mai Tai Bar - in Long Beach
Bourbon Street - in Fullerton
Fort Vines - in Yorba Linda
Aurora - in Newport Beach
We Olive - in Costa Mesa
OC Custom Wine - in Yorba Linda

THEATRES AND VENUES
 

The Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles
The Yost - in Santa Ana
The Constellation Room - in Santa Ana
Room 5 - in Los Angeles
Rockwood Music Hall - in New York
The Cellar Door - in Visalia

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES


California State University Fullerton
Fresno State University
Fresno City College
Portland State University
Clatsop Community College
College of the Sequoias
Seattle University
University of La Verne
University of Puget Sound
Clatsop Community College
Bakersfield College
Mt. Hood Community College

SHOPPING CENTERS

The Village - in Irvine
The Irvine Spectrum - in Irvine
The Block - in Orange
Bella Terra - in Huntington Beach
The District - in Tustin
The Pike - in Long Beach
The Camp - in Costa Mesa