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Born and raised in the shadows of Philly and NYC, Micky James naturally developed a taste for the theatrical and aspired to become a performer from a young age. In his music and personal style, Micky explores a sound and aesthetic that is nostalgic of a bygone era in rock-n-roll music, while still maintaining a contemporary pop ambition. Micky’s unique vocals are reminiscent of great character voices such as David Bowie and Julian Casablancas, alluding to the dark, mysterious and romantic qualities that are so distinct to those artists. While Micky’s flamboyant fashions evoke the glamour and swagger of past rock icons, his work is both equal parts style and substance. Inspired by the authentic energy of 60’s and 70’s iconic rock band’s, James is successful in crafting a modern and fresh approach to a timeless genre, “I wanted to take pieces of nostalgia and give it a contemporary twist,” explains James. Successfully taking his vision and turning it into a reality.
His new single “Not Okay” inspired by two people who found closeness and friendship after simultaneously hitting a low point in their lives, Micky confides, “This song is a declaration to never give up. I want people to know that they are not alone and they’re not the first to go through it. Never be afraid to reach out and talk to someone.” The track radiates with passion, determination and Micky James’ signature driving energy, making it an unforgettable anthem to get you through these tough times.
Micky James has received acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Live Nation’s Ones to Watch, Alt Press, and Sirius XM, as well as being featured on multiple Spotify playlists including New Music Friday US. He is also playing Firefly Festival alongside Phoebe Bridgers, Tame Impala, Billie Eilish and touring with Switchfoot.