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Sounds Like: Jeff Buckley, Incubus, Glen Hansard, Queens of the Stone Age, Liam Finn
Mike Hamel is a singer/songwriter with a bit of a different approach.
"Usually the term singer - songwriter takes on a folk ideal - very laid back and flowery. But my music is so much more than that," he explains. "It's visceral, it's energetic, it's passionate..."
Based out of Beacon...See Full Bio
: Mike Hamel has a show on 04/17/2015 at 10:00 PM @ The White House in Fishkill, NY http://t.co/Hwjb8ZiIM9 #concert
“What's the hardest part of being an independent artist? The hardest part for me is sheer economics. It's really hard to stay afloat financially while pouring everything you have of your heart, soul, and wallet into a project. The casual music enthusiast tends to overlook how much is really needed to get the music they're listening to into their iPod/phone/whatever. Because the gigs and merch sales only pay so much, this usually means having to take on a day job, full-time or otherwise, and that just taxes your energy and body even more. It's sad to say that finances have such a big effect on the artistry, but it's a butterfly effect. The other side of the coin on this issue is that publicizing yourself has become easier than ever. With social media being as big as it is, you can reach a huge amount of people pretty easily. It all comes down to heart and drive. If you have those two, you can overcome any obstacle life throws at you.”