|September 13, 2017|
Following her debut Liverpool performance at Liverpool Loves Festival on Saturday 5th August 2017, soul-songstress, Mica Millar has announced she will return to the city to launch her second solo single “Not The First” on Wednesday 13th September 2017 at Liverpool’s Buyer’s Club with support from up and coming Liverpool artists, three piece electronic-soul outfit, Little Grace and acoustic-soul singer/songwriter, Neil Noa.
The performance will follow her hometown single launch at The Deaf Institute, Manchester on Wednesday 30th August 2017, with a further launch show being hosted at Domino Club, Leeds on Saturday 16th September 2017.
Since the release of her intimate and effecting debut single “My Lover” in March this year, Mica Millar, described by The Manchester Evening News as “The next big thing”, has firmly established herself as “an artist to watch in 2017” (Karen Gabay, BBC Radio/ITV). Performing last weekend (Saturday 5th August) as part of the Liverpool Soulfest curated line-up alongside Cherri V, Milo Tain and Raheem Alameen, and Robert Vincent, Pixie and Delphina Kings, programmed by The Guide, Liverpool, Mica Millar “Blew the crowd away with a powerful performance” (Kelly Parker, Liverpool Soulfest) and was welcomed with open arms by the hundreds in attendance at the outdoor Liverpool Loves event in Derby Square.
The debut live show however, is not her first taste of Liverpool’s thriving music scene – Mica Millar featured on Liverpool Label, Viper Recordings “Viper Presents Drum & Bass 2016” compilation album last year, with “North Base ft Mica – Give You Up”, reaching No.06 in the Itunes Dance Album Charts & No.12 in the UK Dance Album Charts.
Now due to release “Not The First” at the end of August, Millar’s early live performances have seen her sell out her “My Lover” single launch in Manchester earlier this year and take to the stages of some of her hometown’s most well renowned concert halls including The 02 Ritz and The Contact Theatre as well as performing at Manchester International Festival and further afield at Nozstock The Hidden Valley, Hereford, where she was one of only two support acts to be included in the Hereford Times review alongside headliners The Sugar Hill Gang and Happy Monday’s, sighted as “a surprising find with an incredible voice” (Rebecca Cain, Hereford Times).
Quickly gaining support both locally and nationally, Mica recently appeared on BBC Introducing Manchester and Mike Sweeney’s BBC Breakfast Show, stunning the presenters with her live performances of “My Lover” and “Not The First”. “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”.
BBC Introducing’s Michelle Hussey & Natalie Eve Williams, were left “speechless” and “mesmerised” saying, they were “big fans” and “This is the calibre of artists we have here in Manchester. Just wow”.
Other early avid supporters include the likes of Soul Music and Radio veteran Andy Peebles, best know for conducting the last British media interview with John Lennon, who said Mica was “As good as it gets”, and Gary Stein, the former Director of Music at Bauer Music Group and current Managing Editor at Global’s Heart Radio who tweeted that he had “re-discovered music tonight” after watching Mica’s three-hour showcase at Matt & Phred’s Jazz Club in May.
Armed with her soulful six-piece line up of musicians, including her trio of female backing vocalists, the “Not The First” launch show will see Mica Millar headline a night of original, contemporary, live Soul music with support from up and coming Liverpool artists Little Grace and Neil Noa at Buyer Club, 24 Hardman Street, Liverpool, L19AX on Wednesday 13th September 2017 from 8pm.
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