Mike Scala for show in Monroe's LiveAugust 31, 2012 - 7:00am
Singer/songwriter Mike Scala plays Monroe’s Live on Sunday, September 16. The Brooklyn born singer grew up listening to Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Van Halen, The Police and grunge band Alice in Chains. At the age of 10, living in a neighbourhood where gang culture prevailed, Mike lost two close friends to violence and he began to write music as an outlet.
Spreading a positive message through his writing, Mike was determined to overcome adversity and follow his dreams of becoming an artist. By the age of 17, he was performing at underground jazz and rock venues across New York and Los Angeles.
In 2007, Mike embarked on his first world tour across the US, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand with a second tour in 2011 performing in 50 cities and selling 25,000 albums independently. On these tours he supported and worked with bands such as The John Butler Trio, The Coronas and mega-selling rappers Wu Tang Clan. Mike’s sees him blend together alternative, jazz, orchestral, and hip hop elements.
In 2009, he established the Mike Scala Foundation for Youth, an organisation that provides aid and educational opportunities for at-risk youth across the US and developing countries. The organisation has worked with UNICEF, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and The American Cancer Society.
Doors for the show at 9pm and admission €10.