We are very happy to have the wonderfully talented Mica Millar performing at the club tonight.
Weaving effortlessly between the genre's of Soul, Jazz and Gospel and capturing a sound that is both current and relevant yet classic and timeless, Mica's songs are instantly memorable and relatable. Stories of heartache, love, life and longing are told with unequivocal emotion and honesty.
An authentic artist with talents distinctly more compatible to that of classic 60's Soul singers than to the current artists of her era, Mica Millar has, since independently releasing her debut solo single "My Lover" (March 2017), unquestionably and unsurprisingly caught people's attention with her distinctly soulful and powerful voice.
Mica's sold out launch show in March was followed by a performance at Manchester's O2 Ritz in April 2017 and a string of festival dates are due to be announced later this year following an intimate performance here at Matt & Phreds this evening.
Mica's live show brings together a six-piece line-up of esteemed Manchester musicians including Adisa Allen (The Mouse Outfit) on Drums, Ben Price (Jenna G/8 Gold Rings) on Bass, Liam Morson (Family Ranks) on Keys/Synth and backing vocalists Ellie Hulme, Angeli Sweeney and Tsana Osbore providing soaring, gospel-inspired, backing vocals.
Her live performance at Matt & Phreds will see Mica take her audience on an intimate journey of future, past and present as she performs songs from her forthcoming debut album alongside a selection of never before heard material and revised versions of some of her well loved, chart and radio successes such as "Only You" (released with her former band "Red Sky Noise" back in 2014 and awarded 1Xtra's prestigious single of the week) and the Soul & R&B Itunes Top 40 Chart hit "Trouble", released in 2015 by her former Soul/Hip Hop due "Mica & Kardanski"
This intimate performance will no doubt be a truly special occasion.
"I've listened to Etta James, Janice Joplin, some great singers over the years. Mica Millar's voice is incredible...I suspect in the future, she'll be doing a lot bigger venue's than that (Whiskey Jar, Manchester Launch Show) and hopefully she'll remember us here." (Mike Sweeney, BBC Radio).
“The term 'the next big thing' gets bandied about a lot these days, but listen to the staggering vocals of Mica Millar and you'll find yourself uttering just that.” (Manchester Evening News)
"...Stunning" (Michelle Hussey, BBC Introducing)
"...as good as it gets" (Andy Peebles, Piccadilly Records/Smooth Radio/Radio 1)
"Speechless. Every time I hear that, it's just sounds more incredible...I've always been a big fan of hers but just lately, something has happened, she's just mesmerising. She's soaring. What a beautiful voice...this is the calibre of artist we have here in Manchester." (Natalie Eve Williams, BBC Introducing)
Buy/Stream My Lover: http://hyperurl.co/micamillarmylover
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