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"Mikey Wax is one of the most promising rock/pop singer-songwriters out right now. He has some very genuine and organic music that is a fresh take on a tired pop music genre." KSL.com.Read More...
Toucan Cove music artist Mikey Wax began his journey in Oyster Bay, Long Island, where he started playing piano and writing songs at just 8 years of age. Inspired early on by the Beatles, Elton John and Billy Joel, Wax quickly developed piano chops and was a natural songwriter. Fast forward ten years, while attending college at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, he honed his skills as both a singer and songwriter, and independently released his debut album "Change Again" in 2009. The album received a strong initial reaction on social media, which grabbed the attention of YouTube, who featured the music video for the single "In Case I Go Again" on it's homepage, resulting in over half a million views and propelling the album to the top 100 on the iTunes pop chart in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. The success of the album introduced thousands of new fans to his music, including Superbowl MVP Aaron Rodgers, who has publicly mentioned that Mikey is a top artist on his playlist. Most recently, "In Case I Go Again" was featured during the 2012 Summer Olympics on NBC, and on the ABC Family hit show Pretty Little Liars in late 2013.
Mikey has performed nation-wide sharing the stage with artists such as Parachute, Matt Wertz, Howie Day, Jon McLaughlin, Andy Grammer, Tony Lucca, Ryan Cabrera, Tyler Hilton, Graham Colton, Michelle Chamuel and Landon Pigg, among others. He has also deepened the bond with his fans by offering something very unique on tour: exclusive house concerts right in their own living rooms. The demand for these performances became so great that Wax has completed over 250 intimate house concerts for hundreds of fans. "There's something very special about playing for fans so up close and personal. They're able to connect to my music in a unique and memorable way," says Mikey.
Wax's second album, titled "Constant Motion" was produced by Warren Huart (The Fray, Kris Allen, James Blunt) and self-released in September, 2011. Thanks to a growing fan base, the album shot to #6 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and #47 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. The single "Counting On You" received airplay on Adult Top 40 stations across the country, and eventually helped Wax become the only unsigned artist on the US Mediabase HOT A/C top-40 chart. Soon after, "Counting On You" was featured on the FOX hit reality TV series So You Think You Can Dance as the show's weekly elimination song, and was also used in the movie trailer for the major motion picture Playing For Keeps. The placements earned Mikey an exclusive interview on the popular entertainment website YoungHollywood.com, as well as a feature in USA Today.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- You Lift Me Up (Live City Remix) - 37,033 plays
- LyricsI like that when I come back home
I can always find you here
You know no matter where I go
That I'll always come back home
And we wonder who we are
- LyricsWho knows
crazy as life goes
we'll write a story
we tell til were very old
so let's live lost in the moment
- LyricsI see it clear just like a picture on the wall
and now I know how to steer I'm not afraid if I should fall
yeah it took some tears oh but together we were strong
and now I feel a burning beat inside my heart
And I feel alive for the first time in my life oh baby
- LyricsI didn't have a plan
I was running from all I can
Hoping to safely land in the keys somewhere
With my feet in the sand
But I finally made a stand
- California Skies - 2,149 plays
- Traveler On Faith - 1,259 plays
- Last Great Song - 1,681 plays
- Slow Motion - 1,659 plays
- Goodbye Too Soon - 1,290 plays