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Interview – Mikey Pauker

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Photo: Nataly Zigdon

Who are you and what are you doing here?
I’m Mikey Pauker.  Here as in Los Angeles??  Well I’m here tonight.. I’m not in Australia now if you’re asking that.  Soon though…
How did your music career start?
When I was a young child… however I have been focusing on my music career for the past 6 years.How would you describe your music?
Post Folk/reggae with hiphop

If you had to choose one song you’ve written that best defines your sound which one would it be?
The Light.. go snag a copy! It’s off my new release “Extraordinary Love”
In this day and age where anyone is pretty much able to pick up an instrument, what would you say sets your band apart from the rest?
My music is based off spiritual text, mysticism.  My live gig consists of loads of audience interaction and freestyle performance.Where are people able to hear your songs?
Mikeypauker.com, iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Soundcloud

Are you playing any shows anytime soon?
Yes the OC Music Awards Best Live Band showcase at the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa, CA Tuesday February 11th at 7:30pm.. its ALL AGES and freee!!!!

What is your proudest moment/greatest achievement as a musician? 

Being able to perform at Jacob’s Ladder Festival in Israel on the main stage last year.  Also performing at Limmud Festival in England last month.  I was able to be one of the main acts and for one of my gigs playing for over 2,800 people.  It sure helped to be featured in Time Magazine as one of the Top 10 Artists of New Jewish Music.

Tell us 3 bands that we should be listening to/be keeping an eye out for?
Brian Judah
The New Folk
Distant Cousins