Sebastian Mikael Joins Nico & Vinz at Mercury Ballroom
Sebastian Mikael has joined Nico and Vinz on tour and will be joining them at their performance on Sunday, May 24 at Mercury Ballroom. Born in Sweden, Sebastian Mikael saw the initial potential of the musical workings he had started creating in the studio. However, he noted they are not as open-minded about music in Sweden as they are in the U.S. Feeling a glass ceiling approaching, Sebastian Mikael set his sights on America and enrolled at California’s Musicians Institute to study audio engineering in 2008. He relocated to Boston in 2010 to attend Berklee College of Music and was signed by Slip-N-Slide Records CEO Ted Lucas and in late 2011. He quickly released his first mixtape, J’Adore, which received rave reviews from his steadily growing fan base. With just a handful of years experience as a musician, Sebastian Mikael is already skilled at meshing elements of rock, R&B, pop into one cohesive package, held together by his unique acoustic guitar playing. “I feel like my music truly has something to say,” he says. “When people hear my music, I want them to relate. The way my music makes me feel inside is usually the same way people feel when they hear it.”
Nico and Vinz are the international music sensation who set the entertainment scene on firethis past year with their number one hit, "Am I Wrong." which has almost 173,000,000 viewson Youtube. The single has won an NJR award for "Song of the Year," and a Spelleman Award nomination for "Hit of the Year." To date, "Am I wrong" has almost Double Platinum in the US. As Nico & Vinz expand their artistic reach, they admit that it’s happening because of their big dreams. Says Nico, “We set such high goals because we have to. Especially coming from Norway, a country of 5 million people, it’s very unusual for people to say I want to be big, as big as Michael Jackson even. We are kind of rebellious in that way of thinking. We want to show people that you can become whatever you want if you believe and work hard.”
Tickets are $16 in advance. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. – Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome.
For more information call 502-883-5776 or visit sebastianmikael.com
Tickets may be purchased at mercuryballroom.com or at The Louisville Palace Box Office, 625 South Fourth Street.