New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Mikey Wax official website)
Propulsive, Soulful Pop/Rock CD Evokes The Fray, George
Michael and Jason Mraz, as Mikey Wax Emerges as a Rising Young Star
A Dynamic Live Performer Who Plays Guitar and Piano...Simultaneously
Beautiful, Distinctive Voice and an Ear For Hit Songs Shape 'Constant Motion' for 9/20 - Radio-Friendly Album Produced by Warren Huart (Aerosmith, Kris Allen, more)
"Not since the debut of John Mayer has there been a singer/songwriter that has managed to capture the same excitement"
With a distinctive voice, an exciting soul-infused pop/rock sound, and an ear for hit songs, Mikey Wax appears to be on the verge of breakthrough success with his September 20th release, 'Constant Motion'. The upcoming CD, produced by Warren Huart (Aerosmith, Kris Allen,) evokes contemporary artists such as The Fray and Jason Mraz, but also suggests Wax as a disciple of such superstars as Billy Joel and George Michael. The result is a dynamic mix that resonates as both a throwback and utterly fresh. Listen to streaming samples, here: http://www.mikeywax.com/press.html
The album opens with a pair of uptempo, radio-friendly tracks - the propulsive 'Counting on You,' and the retro-soul groove of 'How It Feels'. On the sweeping 'Marion', Wax channels 'Listen Without Prejudice' and showcases his rich, beautiful voice and range as a singer. As a live performer, Wax is the real deal, and has wowed audiences with his ability to play guitar and piano simultaneously. See a clip, here:
The September 20th release of 'Constant Motion' will be preceded by a free-song-giveaway for fans, beginning August 23rd via www.mikeywax.com . Wax's relationship with his fans is impressive - he now hosts over 250,000 followers via Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube. He's also become known for his 'House Concerts,' which have become his signature style of touring (more details below.) 'Constant Motion' is Wax's second full-length CD, and showcases his growth as a songwriter and vocalist. His late '08 debut CD and subsequent '10 EP won praise from numerous writers on the Indie Music scene and drove some impressive stats (http://www.mikeywax.com/onesheet.pdf).
"Not since the debut of John Mayer has there been a singer/songwriter that has managed to capture the same excitement as Mikey Wax has with his music. With an amazing voice and enduring presence, Mikey has all the magical parts (talents, skills, stage presence, looks, and that amazing voice) to make him a special commodity in the music industry."
"Incredibly smart and poignant...artfully written pop...with a tendency toward big, soaring choruses; a definite keeper."
"Being a singer/songwriter today and trying to stand out from the pack is not an easy task. You have to be damn good, and you have to be damn good in the first 30 seconds to hook the listener in. Mikey Wax will hook you in...and he'll keep you there."
More About Mikey Wax:
Up & coming singer/songwriter Mikey Wax was raised on Long Island and embraced the music of Billy Joel, James Taylor, Dave Matthews Band and other substantive artists from an early age.
Wax entered the music scene with the release of his debut album "Change Again" in November of 2008. Quoted by bullz-eye magazine as "uplifting pop/rock and darker, slower-tempo fare", the album received instant recognition ranking at 46 on the iTunes top 100 pop chart in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Since then, Wax has completed several cross-country tours supporting artists such as Howie Day, Serena Ryder, Landon Pigg, Tyler Hilton & Ryan Cabrera to name a few. The single "In Case I Go Again" has been featured on popular television shows including CBS's Ghost Whisperer & MTV's The Real World. Most recently, the music video for "In Case I Go Again" was featured on the YouTube homepage receiving over 500,000 views. In the press, the single has been referred to as "a cool blend of John Mayer meets Coldplay, but clearly still original and catchy!"
In April of 2010, Wax released "The Traveler" EP for free download on his website mikeywax.com. Integrating social networking to download the EP, "The Traveler" received over 10,000 downloads and contributed to Mikey now hosting over 250,000 fans combined via Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube. In the summer of 2010, Wax completed a headlining house concert tour of 35 homes across the country. This intimate tour left Mikey with hundreds of new fans who connected to his music in a unique and memorable way. House concerts have since become Wax's signature style of touring. He completed a winter house concert tour in January, and just embarked on his second annual summer house tour. He also performed in front of 20,000 at Long Island's Great South Bay Music Festival this July. Prior to hitting the road, Mikey went back to the studio to record his second full-length album with producer Warren Huart (The Fray, Kris Allen, James Blunt). The record is Mikey's most anticipated release to-date, and will be available 9/20. With a dedicated fan base that keeps growing, Mikey continues to reach higher levels by writing new material, touring consistently, and connecting to fans online and at shows.
Other Mikey Wax 'Stats':
#3000+ digital album downloads via iTunes / Amazon
#5000+ digital song downloads via iTunes / Amazon
#3000+ albums sold through touring/live performances
#6-song EP "The Traveler" released in April, 2010 for free download on mikeywax.com received over 10,000 downloads
#18,000 fans on Facebook
#8,000 mailing list subscribers
#23,000 followers on Twitter
#93,000+ fans on MySpace
#140,000+ fans on YouTube
#3,000+ fans on iLike
#"In Case I Go Again" music video featured on YouTube Homepage holds over 500,000 views
#"In Case I Go Again" music video featured on AOL Music Homepage
#Featured artist on ReverbNation homepage-a site viewed by 1 million+ artists, mgrs, & labels
#"In Case I Go Again" featured on CBS primetime series "Ghost Whisperer"
#"In Case I Go Again" winner of unsigned artist contest held by top-40 radio station 97.9 WRMF in South Florida. Song voted winner by over 10,000 station listeners
#Completed nation-wide tours supporting Howie Day, Serena Ryder, and Landon Pigg
#Has also opened for Diane Birch, Ryan Cabrera, Tyler Hilton, Marcy Playground, Rusted Root
#Has headlined 50+ individual "house concerts" for fans who could gather 30+ family/friends to attend the show. Will be performing 60 more house shows this summer
#Performed in this summer's Great South Bay Music Festival on Long Island, 20,000+ attend
#Currently in rotation on Pandora Radio
#Made first TV appearance performing live on CBS Morning Show in West Palm Beach, Florida
#"Birmingham" featured on homepage of American Songwriter Magazine
#Featured as artist of the month on WHUD 100.7 FM, Westchester's # 1 music station
#Featured artist on BalconyTV
#"Yes", "Nice To Meet You", "Taxi Driver", "Cedars Bay", "Last Great Song" & "In Case I Go Again" featured on MTV's The Real World, Teen Mom, and True Life
#Featured artist on kings of A&R - site popularly viewed by record labels seeking unsigned talent
#Featured in the "Artist To Watch" section on Skope Magazine
#Featured artist on TheHollywoodGossip.com - a site that draws over 300,000 unique visitors daily