Mik is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist originally from Italy. From the early days as a child, when he was 12 years old, Mik started writing his own songs and always learning and playing cover songs along the way. He studied guitar, bass and piano while developing his voice as a singer.
Mik trained with various well known Italian songwriters and vocal coaches: Giuseppe Anastasi, Giuseppe Barbera, Piero and Massimo Calabrese, Fulvio Tomaino, Paola Folli, Danila Satragno.
In 2006 Mik trained for six months with Italian jazz singer Laura Scomparcini using the Voicecraft Method. Soon after, Mik’s first band called The Photonik performed at the Highfield Festival on the MTV/Coca-Cola stage in Hohenfelden, Germany. The Photonik performed in front of 5.000 fans as the Opening Act for Ash and the Kaiser Chiefs.
In 2010 with his new band, The Panicles, went to the city of Aalborg, Denmark to participate in a Laboratory Workshop about songwriting called Youth in Action. Mik and The Panicles signed with EMI Italy and their first CD titled L’alba è l’ora migliore per tornare (distributed by Universal/Virgin Records) was recorded at Abbey Road Studio 2. The album was released in 2013, after which the band was the Opening Act for Deep Purple at the Majano Festival near Udine, Italy.
MTV Italy selected The Panicles as Artist of the Week for their music video “Simplicity”, and they proceeded to be selected as one of the Best 6 Italian Bands for X Factor Season 9 in 2015.
This year, Mik released his first solo effort, a single and music video entitled “The Nation”. In three weeks the video had more than 33.000 views on YouTube and his new story begins. Watch here
The song interprets for us surreal images and metaphors about the connection with our hometown and our roots. Just like the tired actors have left the stage because the play has become ambiguous, Mik has so many times wished to leave his home in search of a different life.
The video for the song talks about the “other side” of globalization: the difficult road to equality and social integration. The young people involved in the video are ethnically diverse and they’re in search of freedom that is sometimes so painful to find. And with the letters that are on the chests of each person in the video, they form the word “Nation”: which can hopefully will bring together people from all over the world.