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July 26, 2018
7:00 PM
Community Park
Ernie Mashuda Drive

Cranberry Township, PA 16066
724-779-4 FUN (4386) x 1129
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Mikey Dee Polka Band, Community Park

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Mikey Dee began his musical career at the age of 4, first learning the guitar, bass and tamburitza instruments from his grandfather Joe Pavlecic. He soon became a regular in the Arcadians band playing drums.

Mikey Dee Band website

Then in the third grade, Mikey began to read music and studied clarinet and tenor saxophone. Later, in ninth grade, Mikey played string bass in the high school symphony orchestra and earned second chair in the PMEA All-District Orchestra.

?He first organized his own band "The Mikey Dee Band" in 1988. In 1990, he recorded his first record "Don't Cry My Darling Polka" and "Euclid Vet's Polka".  Mikey Dee has performed in many tamburitza bands through the years (Novi Glas, Svi Skupa, Tri Pajdasi, Jorgovan, Johnny Krizancic,  Continental Dukes, Libby, Radost, Veseli, Golubi, Gypsy Strings) and played with the Penn Sembles under the direction of Ron Rendulic. He has had his own tamburitza band (Mikey Dee Tamburica Stars) since 2004. He also played with Marty Kapugi at the 2000 TAA Extravaganza in St. Louis. Mikey Dee has also provided tamburitza studio tracks for Grammy winner Walter Ostanek and Bob Kravos and Johnny Koenig. In 2014, Mikey Dee served as Chairman and Master of Ceremonies for the TAA Tamburitza Association of America Extravaganza in Pittsburgh.