Des is a Long Island music veteran, bred from the same waters as Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, and Bayside. The 27-year old Bayville resident has recently launched his solo career with an EP titled 'Eighty Six,' featuring the single "Don't You Worry" 'Eighty Six' is a refreshing collection of electro-indie songs: devastatingly catchy melodies mixed with perfectly saturated production.

Mike Desmond first hit the Long Island music scene with Gabriel the Marine (2008-2014), an indie rock band including bassist Tom Costa. The group garnered a large local base and went on to perform nation-wide with bands like Taking Back Sunday, Glassjaw, Jacks Mannequin,and The Dear Hunter, among many others.

Des grew up listening to everything from Elliot Smith to Tears For Fears to Chet Baker; all of which ultimately helped cultivate his new sound. Produced by Chad Copelin (Christina Perry, Third Eye Blind), the Eighty Six EP is filled with an upbeat and relaxed sound similar to Capital Cities or Foster the People.

Des is Mike Desmond (vocals/guitar), Tom Costa (bass/keys), Warren Trunz(drums) and Patrick Fetkowitz (guitar)

The new era is here and Des looks forward to sharing his journey with you. 






Eighty Six

by Des



It all started when…

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