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NAS 10 Questions with MIK's Reaction

This time, we get to know MIK's Reaction. The track "World Of Thirds" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.

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𝟭. Where are you from and what are your hobbies?

I live on the beautiful Central Coast of New South Wales. About an hour north of Sydney, Australia.

My hobbies are playing music, of course. But, I also enjoy computer games.

I don't have the reflexes to play Halo or Fortnite, I'm more into strategy games.

My favourite, for a loooong time, is Civilization IV. CIV V & VI are out but they just don't compare.

𝟮. How did your get into music?

I was born in Sydney, 2 days before The Beatles arrived for their tour.

I like to imagine that they followed a star and like 4 wise men, came to visit

(Well, I am the son of a carpenter)

Anyhoo, I was singing along to my parents records since I can remember. It just always made me feel good.

As soon as I could, I was playing different instruments and writing songs. I just loved everything about it.

Some friends and I from school formed a band and that was even better. Performing before an audience that really digs your music is one of the best feelings in the world.

When we got tight we got regular gigs and thought we were on our way to stardom, but then life got in the way and I packed up my professional career, for over 20 years. Until I decidd to dust it off and have another crack at it.

𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?

You guessed it - The Beatles. I have a broad range of influences really, here's a brief list:

The Moody Blues, Cat Stevens (Yusuf), Paul Kelly, JJ Cale, Kevin Johnson

4. What are your goals in the music industry?

My goals are small and ever-changing. When I got back into it, my only real goal was to release some of the songs I've written throughout my life. Having done that, I wanted some people I didn't know to listen to, and like my music. That has now happened and my focus has been on new milestones like 1,000 plays. Then 5,000. Then 10,000. As I write this, I should be hitting 20,000 plays. I know I'm not setting the world on fire but I'm rubbing these 2 sticks together as hard as I can.

All I really want is to make enough money out of royalties so that I can release more music.

Being in the studio and creating something out of nothing is a real buzz!

5. If you could choose a location to perform at, what would it be?

How about (after a quick Google search showing the largest capacity venue in the world - 150K) Pyongyang, North Korea's Rungrado 1st of May Stadium?

Unlikely, for more than one reason.

I would actually love to play at The Cavern in Liverpool, that would be so cool. Imagine the history of that place.

6. What is your all-time favorite song?

There is no answer to that. There are way too many fantastic songs to just pick one. It also depends on the mood I'm in on the day.

7. Most embarrassing moment?

I don't really have an on-stage embarrasing moment. I've forgotten lyrics and fumbled chords etc. but everyone's done that and you just carry on like nothing happened and most people in the audience won't even notice.

8. Proudest accomplishment?

Releasing my debut single, Incredible To Me Now, at the age of 57, I've gotta be one of the oldest debutantes ever.

And I am really proud of the way it turned out. It is way better than I ever imagined.

9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?

I was born with a mullet and a tail.

If you believe that, would you like to buy some crypto currency?

I'm pretty much an open book, no surprises for anyone here - sorry.

𝟭𝟬. What is your dream collaboration?

I would love to write a song with my 2 favourite Paul's - McArtney & Kelly. These 2 guys can craft a song like no other. Their music is great, of course, but it is the lyrics which truly make these guys brilliant. I'd probably end up just sitting in a corner nodding and grinning foolishly.

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