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Mike’s 2011 performance on RTE’s THE VIEW has received well over 100,000 hits from Ireland.
At the age of 17 Mike Scala was performing at underground jazz and rock venues across New York and Los Angeles including CBGB’s, The Bitter End, Troubadour and The Viper Room. From busking on the streets and subways to performing at Yankee Stadium Sept. 2013 New Yorker Mike Scala from Brooklyn has established himself as a leading independent artist in the global music scene.
In 2007, Mike embarked on his first self-financed tour across the U.S., Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Bitten by the touring bug Mike took to the road again in 2011 performing in 50 cities and selling 25,000 albums independently. On these tours he supported and worked with acts such as The John Butler Trio, DJ VH1 (DJ for Lady Gaga), Ryan Sheridan, The Coronas, Alien Ant Farm, Gavin Degraw, and Wu Tang Clan, consistently being recognized for his high energy performances.
With his band, Dan Vosk (Lead Guitar, Backing Vox), Chris “Moses” Kinlow (Drums), Marcus Miller (Saxophone), and Luke Capon (Bass) in 2011, Mike has developed a prolific sound by blending together alternative, rock orchestral, and hip hop elements of which are incorporated into his third album “Heart on String” due out in September 2012.
Known for his sense of adventure, Mike performed a “world first” concert on the Franz Josef Glacier on the South Island of New Zealand. Mike has performed on national TV stations including RTE and has gained international radio play with his singles “Fallin,” “Autumn Ashes,” “Lead Me” and “Home.”
Close to his heart is the Mike Scala Foundation for Youth which he formed in 2009, an organization that provides aid and educational opportunities for at-risk youth across the U.S. and developing countries. The organization has worked with UNICEF, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and The American Cancer Society. He also founded musician alliances around the world in order to provide mentoring and music programs for youth in need.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie DJ from 11pm til late or you might even catch the end of Jaime Nanci and the Blue Boys in the front bar (9pm, Free).