Mikey Wax is an American Pianist, Guitarist and singer-songwriter from Long Island, NY, who started playing piano at the age of 8. He tends to also write and perform on acoustic guitar. At the age of 16, Mikey had an instrumental track of his featured in the independent film Magic Rock. Upon graduating from high school, Mikey attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
His debut album "Change Again" was released on November 1, 2008, and ranked on the iTunes top 100 pop albums in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. The album includes the song "In Case I Go Again" which was selected as the winner of The Unsigned Artist radio contest held by WRMF / 97.9 FM, a top 40 radio station in South Florida. The single was later featured on the CBS hit series Ghost Whisperer in April 2010. Most recently, The music video for "In Case I Go Again" was featured on the homepage of YouTube as part of their "Music Tuesday" spotlight. It now holds over 500,000 views. On November 16, 2008, Mikey made his first TV appearance performing live on the CBS Morning Show in West Palm Beach, Florida. His songs "Yes" "Last Great Song" "Nice To Meet You" "Taxi Driver" "Cedars Bay" and "In Case I Go Again" have appeared on MTV's The Real World, True Life, & Teen Mom.
In June 2009, Wax supported singer Josh Hoge on his U.S tour. Wax completed his second U.S tour supporting artists Howie Day and Serena Ryder in February 2010. Mikey has also toured with Landon Pigg, Diane Birch, Tyler Hilton, Rusted Root, Graham Colton and Ryan Cabrera. Wax also performed in the 5th annual Great South Bay Music Festival at Shorefront Park in the summer of 2011. Other performing acts included umphrey's mcgee and 38 Special.
On April 29, 2010, Mikey released "The Traveler" EP for free download through his website http://www.mikeywax.com. Integrating social networking to download the EP, The Traveler received 15,000 downloads and contributed to Mikey hosting over 250,000 fans via social networking sites. "Birmingham", the single off the EP, was later featured on the homepage of American Songwriter.
In the summer of 2010, Wax headlined his own house concert tour, playing at 40 homes across the country. He just completed his second annual summer house tour, this time performing at over 60 homes nation wide. Prior to the summer 2011 house tour, Wax recorded his second full-length album with producer Warren Huart (The Fray, Augustana, Kris Allen, James Blunt). The album titled "Constant Motion" released digitally on Tuesday, September 20, ranking at #6 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart, and #47 on Billboard Heatseekers chart. The album was promoted by a tour supporting American Idol finalist Elliott Yamin.
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