Sunday, 29 April 2018

Mikalyn Hay "12:15" Album Out Now

Mikalyn is a unique artist, old soul and world weary and yet so young and fresh. She comes at every song with a deep sense of herself as an artist with an alternative view of what is cool and classic in the same breath - ​Zack Werner, Industry Professional

Mikalyn’s smooth vocals, flowing melodies and harmonies are instinctive and she is quickly gaining a solid cadre of fans that are loving the songs and music she is writing. Mikalyn combines this natural ability with relentless learning and is constantly seeking to collaborate and study from the best. Already a seasoned performer, this 15 yr old spends weekend singing originals at pubs, clubs, festivals, and concerts. Her 20 songs released over the past 2 year have been well internationally recognized and inspires her to continue writing and performing, recording original music in order to connect artistically and bond with listeners.
She is excited for a new EP project she and Xtro have been working on that will be released in the spring of 2018.

A Few Recent Accomplishments
● Honorable mention in Finals Pop Category for “Save Yourself” (2017 Canadian Songwriting Competition) and Semifinalist
in 2018 for Home, and Fall in Love Again - final results pending.
● Finalist in ISC - Teen Category 2017 - Fall In Love Again
● Receiving airplay on CBC Radio
● Released 13 song CD on all major platforms in 2017
● Numerous features and interviews on Indie Internet Radio Stations worldwide
● Finalist in Your Music Out Loud Contest - Gone - Nashville 2017
● Finalist in 3 categories in the UK Songwriting Contest 2017
● Performed live over 40 times in 2017 so far and opened for June winner Steve Strongman Band
● Ranked 6th in World and 1 st in Canada on ReverbNation Indie Charts
● Alice Sloan Scholarship - Songwriting - With You - Guelph Kiwanis Festival and featured artists in the 2018 Gala
● Winner of TalentWatch Songwriting and Label Contest ($500)
● Finalist in CBC Searchlight in 2016,17
● 2nd Place in the (3 songs) UK Songwriting Contest 2016, 2017.
● 5 Featured Songs on ReverbNation Homepage - #1 on National Indie Charts
● 1st,2nd,3rd in the Indie International Songwriting Contest (15.16,17) Carnival, Free as A Bird, Anyway
● Scholarship to attend the 2016 Song Studio Songwriting Camp (Toronto in July)
● Played songs for publisher Chris Oglesby from BMG Nashville on two occasions
● 2 Factor Demo and ADP Grants to record original songs in 2016 and 2017
● My Cover of Melanie Martinez’s Dollhouse is at 146,000 plays on SoundCloud and counting
● +1800 subscribers on YouTube and counting, and posting regularly
● Selected to open for Tyler Shaw at the Liv, Love & Lyrics Event, Nov 2015,and 2016
● Guelph Mercury 40 under 40
● Semi -Finalist Teen Category - Unsigned Only 2016
● Feature Act for Youth Day Toronto 2016 at Yonge Dundas Square
● Winner of “Rising Star” award at Song Studio 2016, Toronto, ON
● Featured Musical Guest and Performer for MoMondays Guelph, Kitchener
● Live Radio Interview on Erin Radio FM 91.7
● Live on the Drew Marshall Show - Joy Radio
● Live on Black Sky Radio - Nightmare
● Over 200,000 plays on SoundCloud, and 66,00 for my collab (MaxVell - With You, Mikalyn Hay)
● Have written or co-written over 75 songs at home here in Guelph and with co-writers around the globe

Endorsement/ Support

“I have spent a little time with Mikalyn and was immediately very impressed with her young talent and sense of commitment to the challenges of both songwriting and performing. She is not a "copy cat” artist type, she has a very positive vision about herself, her future and understands the work ethic needed to grow.” – Don Grierson, A&R Consultant, Los Angeles, CA

“I've watched Mikalyn perform at several events over the past year, while she was singing at SongStudio and open-mics around Toronto. She is a natural songwriter and performer and very comfortable on stage. A hard working artist who I believe has the talent and drive necessary to succeed in the music industry. I am confident that we will all be hearing a lot more from this young talent from Guelph in the near future” Roger Beckett, Songwriter Coordinator, Toronto Chapter - Nashville Songwriters Association Intl (NSAI), Coordinator, Toronto Regional Writers Group - Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC)

"I have known Mikalyn for about 18 months, and in that time she has surprised me with her talent, strong work ethic, and enthusiasm for developing her skills as a performing songwriter. She is already advanced for her age, and vigorously pursues opportunities to work with professional artists, songwriters and producers. I have every confidence that her ability, tenacity and her open mind will pave the way for her to have a successful career as a songwriter and a performer."
​- Allister Bradley, Singer/Songwriter/Studio Operator and Technical Director of SongStudio (Toronto)

“Bobby John and I sat down to write and record with Mikalyn after hearing one of her songs during a SAC Date with a Demo session where I was a panelist. We are impressed with both her natural instincts, ability, and passion, and professional attitude. She shows up to work and get it done, and is at ease with both writing and recording. She shows a level of maturity beyond her years. She makes my job as a producer productive and fun. Bobby and I look forward to working with Mikalyn to help her find her centre as a recording and performing artist.” – Murray Daigle, Toronto, Canadian Music Industry Veteran

“I've written songs and recorded vocals with some of the best in the country. Mikalyn is just so beyond her years talent wise, it's mind boggling. On the spot harmonies, quick to follow producer comments and adjustments, an amazing pitch and all the while always keeping her natural vocal tone and incorporating her personal flavour in every take. She's got raw talent you can't teach or learn and she's a pro. Undoubtedly a songwriter / producer's dream to work with who is bringing real game to the table every single session.” – Bobby John, Montreal, Singer Songwriter

Social Media/Links
YouTube - http://​
ReverbNation - ​http://www.​reverbnation​.com/​mikalynhay
Twitter - ​http://​twitter​.com/​mikalynhay
Instagram - ​http://​instagram​.com/​mikalynhay
Official Website - ​
Facebook: ​http://www.​facebook​.com/​mikalynhaymusic