MICKY is the moniker under which singer and songwriter Michael Persall creates soul music with a classic rock aftertaste. Known for his vibrant and energetic stage performances, MICKY has asserted himself as a true frontman while playing with his band around New York City. Growing up in a Bed and Breakfast in the Bay Area, California, MICKY was exposed to a wide variety of people and tastes at a young age. He began performing the classics his parents turned him onto regularly for guests staying at the Bed and Breakfast, leading him to discover his love for performing. By high school, he started writing his own music on guitar and piano, as well as recording Hip-Hop influenced tracks. MICKY's music is best described as genre-bending and multi-generational in appeal, citing influences from Elvis, James Brown, and The Rolling Stones, to Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Outkast, and James Morrison. He recently accomplished a goal of performing over 400 shows in 2015, ending up at 408 gigs total in the year. He is fresh off residencies at Pianos and Rockwood Music Hall, headlining The Studio at Webster Hall, a hit for Communion NYC, and multiple Sofar Sounds gigs. He's received praise from outlets such as CLASH, BAEBLE, and The Deli Magazine, among others. MICKY released his debut stand-alone single, "Candid" early 2017 and it has quickly reached over a million streams. Looking ahead, MICKY is working on his debut project while serving as Managing Director for Treble.FM.
“...oozes with raw energy and panache, whilst musically hitting the nostalgia sweet spot.”
“Sounding like a halfway house between Bruno Mars and Leon Bridges, the NYC-via-California musician confidently croons his way through the retro-ish instrumentation.”
“... an energetic speed ball of retro sounds and foot tapping hooks. Not dissimilar to the rock and roll-infused pop bangers of Bruno Mars or Pharrell Williams, his has a more indie flavour to his authentic pop.”
"...making vintage sounds feel fresh and modern."
"Not only does he have a look that reminds us of BORNS but he has that special charisma and unknown vibe that makes them both be on a whole another level of potential to captivate the world."
“When you listen...it is as if you've stepped back in time to the golden days when the Beach Boys and Elvis Presley ruled the airwaves.”
- Pop Dust
“The New York based talent presents us with an immaculate display of his soulful voice and a sleekly stirring, beautifully soothing soundscape.”
“...his songwriting is honest, bare and to the point.”
“Micky blends his love of Motown, R&B, and 60s rock ‘n’ roll to create some seriously infectious retro pop gems.”