|in a world where success is often measured by money, we sometimes forget what it means to be human. pop singer / songwriter mike morello, an advocate of funding for arts programs in schools, is sending the message through his fresh sound that success is really the expression of feelings, emotions and ideas through creativity. morello is a connecticut / new york area singer whose smooth sounds, vocal abilties and guitar textures translate well to all listeners. the 1970's meets today through the smooth textured blend of stevie wonder-esque songwriting with an acoustic pop delivery. morello's jazz and soul influences are easily felt, but it is his ability to tell a real story and target the human experience one line at a time which sets him apart from his contemporaries. mike morello says what we're all thinking. his first full-length studio album, "leisure," engineered by joe carrano at starpin music, made a quick name for mike, but his new album on the same label titled "up to something" shows off many new facets of mike's songwriting talents while having that signature "morello" sound. mike can be seen in many live venues across CT, NY and will soon be taking his live act nationwide. mike is always searching for ways to expand his musicianship and is also the guitarist for CT-based rock band, echoing august.