Mikey

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Biography: 

Truly a force to be reckoned with, this Bajan soca hurricane blew away the local entertainment scene in 2004 with the self-penned song, “Come Together”. Dominating the airwaves, Mikey not only earned second place at the Party Monarch Competition, but went on to claim the much-coveted Tune of the Crop (Road March) Competition.

The amazing success of his unforgettable debut propelled Mikey’s entertainment career in 2005 with a repeat appearance at the Party Monarch Finals with “Dat Time Again”, which also received third place in publicly-voted The People’s Monarch Competition.

While performing as lead singer in the band Electrick for two years, Mikey started showcasing his true potential as a versatile entertainer with his first ragga soca, “Belong To We”, and his first social commentary, “Soca” in 2006. He impressed the public yet again with the release of three big hits in 2007 - “My Time”; “C.L.A.P” (with Lorenzo); and “Bashment Bacchanal” (with Khiomal of Krosfyah). This time, his two powerful collaborations led to nominations at the 2008 Barbados Music Awards for Best Soca Single and Best Soca Collaboration.

In 2008, Mikey bombarded the island with “Explosion”, placing second at the Party Monarch Finals and third in the Tune of the Crop Competition. The thousands of votes from his fans earned the addictive “We Luv It” second place in The People’s Monarch.

During 2009, Mikey caused such a pandemic that young and old could be found grooving to “I In Dat” and hundreds eager to join his “Riddum Seksun”. Mikey came second in both The People’s Monarch and Tune of the Crop Competition, with his party soca and ragga soca respectively. These two songs also received nominations for Best Soca Up Tempo Single and Best Soca Mid-Tempo Single (Male) at the 2010 Barbados Music Awards.

“De Whole Place Mash Up” when the dynamic duo of Mikey and Blood (of Square One fame) formed the band, Soka Kartel, in 2010 and made the inaugural Soca Royale Competition even more spectacular than was predicted. At the end of the day, Mikey placed fourth in the Party Monarch Finals with “Party Anthem”, behind Blood’s winning song of “Foot on Fire” and Soka Kartel’s second place tie with Edwin Yearwood’s “Chrissening”. Although his entry for the Sweet Soca Finals, “My Party”, was undoubtedly Mikey’s most impressive performance since his debut, he was once again awarded second place.

With seven years in the business and tours to all major soca events worldwide, Mikey’s dream finally came true in 2011 when he won the Party Monarch Competition with his party-starter, “Pavement Anticipation”.

Having always been interested in helping others, Mikey joined former Miss Barbados World, Leah Marville, on The Love Campaign School Tour in 2010, which she created to use music and entertainment to promote healthy lifestyle choices to Barbadian children. In the same year, he signed on as the lone male artiste in the Barbados contingent for the United Nations campaign, UNiTE to End Violence Against Women which calls for increased public awareness and more effective justice sector responses to gender-based violence.

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