London-born Mike Soul’s name derives from his soulful gospel sounding vocals. Hailed as UK’s answer to Babyface he has been making waves as a multi-talented artist with an acoustic style and soulful sound.
“Love your vocals and music. 5 stars Ã¢â‚¬â€œ keep it up and you will go far”
Curtis Richardson (of Phrased Differently Publishing, US Ã¢â‚¬â€œ written for Craig David, Rihanna and Joss Stone)
“This guy is destined for great things”
DJ Kronic (Radio DJ and Resident DJ to music producer Timberland in AUS)
Mike SoulÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s debut single What if I Could (feat Rain) is currently one of the Top Ten Hottest Videos on Channel U while also featuring on other playlists. The track is also proving to be a popular download on iTunes (available regions: UK/EU, US, Canada, Japan, Australia/N.Z). And can be bought online at: Napster, Rhapsody, eMusic, Amazon Mp3, Groupie Tunes, Lala and Shockhound (includingremixes by Paleface, Sir Nutz and Mi-keyz).
Among his list of musical achievements is his co-written soundtrack I Need Love with Plan B (679 Recordings) for the box office sequel “Adulthood”.
He has sung background vocals for heavyweights like Leona Lewis, Westlife and Shayne Ward.
His vocal abilities date back to the tender age of eight where his musical roots were established within the church and as a member of a gospel choir and young pianist; he supported popular acts such as the Clarke Sisters and Dawkins & Dawkins.
Previous activities show Mike Soul has been active on the club circuit. He has graced venues with his breathtaking live performances, including Mic Club at The Telegraph – Brixton (voted Top 5 in the Metro for best “live” night, 2004), Isobar (South Bank University), Vocool – Angel, Sesto bar (Xxpressions.com) Edgware, Hackney Empire(291 Variety Show),G Lounge(Camden) and the popular Cobden Club (Westbourne Park).
He has also performed at EA GAMES sponsored In the City Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Manchester, Nu Skool Movement -Wardour St, Teish O’day and guests at OPIUM, Yess stage at Tottenham Pre Carnival, Soul Unique at PlanB, Zeta Bar – Mayfair (Fashion show), Bohemians & Bourgeois (Bobos) at Eve Club, Neighborhood club(Ladbroke), Floectic Soul – 10 West (Ladbroke Grove), Urban favorite CARGO London–Cocobutta and the renowned Jazz Cafe where he claimed the premier spot as winner of Xpressions 2007
With up-beat club tracks such as Left Alone that touches on being optimistic after heartbreak, Hate to Love documents the joys and pains of falling in love whilst the acoustic Best Friend’s Girl highlights the dilemma of a love triangle.
Early 2009 will see the digital release of his album, Untitled