Born and raised in the shadow of New York City, Micky James grew into a distinct taste for the theatrical. Aspiring to become an artist and performer from a young age, his music and personal style has evolved to reflect his passion.
With music that seeks to explore a sound and aesthetic that is nostalgic of a bygone era in rock 'n' roll, 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, a rarity in modern music.
Recently featured in Billboard and Live Nation One's to Watch, Micky has two new singles that burst with an unshakable energy. Titled ‘New Heart’ and ‘Tie Me Up’, the tracks feature his signature sound of pulsating drum beats, driving bass lines and powerful gritty vocals. Stream them below via Spotify.
Inspired by the authentic energy of 60's and 70's iconic rock bands, Micky has successfully crafted a modern and fresh approach to a timeless genre.
“I wanted to take pieces of nostalgia and give it a contemporary twist”, he explains.
Successfully taking his vision and turning it into a reality, Micky’ music has been resonating with listeners. Micky James is off of Dirty Canvas (American Authors, Young Rising Sons) and is set to perform on a nationwide tour sponsored by Sirius XM Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement.