A passionate and honest songwriter with a distinctly soulful and powerful voice.
Since the release of her intimate and effecting debut single “My Lover” just a few months ago, Mica Millar has quickly established herself as “an artist to watch in 2017” (Karen Gabay, BBC Radio/ITV).
Described by The Manchester Evening News as “the next big thing”, Mica performed a BBC Introducing live session in early June, wowing presenters and “big fans” Michelle Hussey & Natalie Eve Williams who were left “speechless” and “mesmerised” and tipped her as a “BBC Introducing favourite” saying “This is the calibre of artists we have here in Manchester…just wow!”
Whilst formerly best know for her collaborative Dance chart successes, Mica’s solo offering, takes a dramatic turn in direction revealing talents frequently compared to those of some of the worlds greatest, internationally recognised, classic Jazz and Soul singers.
Performing live on Mike Sweeney’s BBC Radio Show, Mike said, “I’ve listened (live) 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 and hopefully she’ll remember us here”.
Armed with a soulful six-piece line up of musicians including; drummer Adisa Allen (The Mouse Outfit), bassist Ben Price (Jenna G/8 Gold Rings), keys/synth player Liam Morson (Family Ranks) and her trio of female backing vocalists, Millar’s early live performances have seen her take to the stages of some of her hometown’s most well renowned concert halls including The 02 Ritz and The Contact Theatre.
This summer has seen her perform two headline sets on Manchester International Festival’s infamous Festival Square stage, and headline Sonder Festival with a main stage sets at Nozstock Festival, Herefordshire, Liverpool Loves Festival and many more still to come.
Releasing her second single “Not The First” in August, Mica will also perform three Northwest single launch show’s at The Deaf Institute, Manchester on 30th August, The Buyer’s Club, Liverpool on 13th September and The Domino Club, Leeds on 16th September.
“I’ve listened (live) 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 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)
“I re-discovered music tonight. Stunning” (Gary Stein, Managing Editor, Heart Radio)
“Wow. So haunting, what a powerful voice. Isn’t that amazing?” (Emma Goswell, BBC Radio)
“Stunning…she’s just mesmerising. A BBC Introducing favourite….We are big fans” (Michelle Hussey, BBC Introducing)
“I’m speechless. Just wow” (Natalie Eve Williams, BBC Introducing