ONCE Somerville Presents
Fri, May 19, 2017
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:15 pm (event ends at 12:30 am)ONCE Ballroom
$30 - $35
This event is 18 and over
Doors @ 7:30pm / Show @ 8:15pm
18+ / All ages admitted with an adult
$30 advance / $35 day of
Tickets are available for purchase online until 5pm day of show / Walk up tickets are available for purchase at the door day of show after 7:30pmhttp://www.oncesomerville.com/event/1437531/
Singer/songwriters, Heather Nova and Mishka come together for their first tour as a brother-sister duo. In an intimate acoustic setting they play highlights from their respective 20+ year careers as singer/songwriters; trading songs, backing each other up and debuting some original collaborations.
Originating in Bermuda, Mishka and Heather Nova grew up on a 40 foot sail boat built by their father. They sailed extensively throughout the Caribbean, and around the Atlantic Ocean. A lot of time on the boat was spent reading or listening to their parents eclectic record collection which their mother had transferred to tape cassettes before moving onto the boat. So music took on a very influential and meaningful role in their lives.
Heather started out in London, putting a band together and getting signed in the early 90s. Her breakthrough album came in 1994 with the critically acclaimed “Oyster”, followed by the popular “Siren”. (Many will remember her hit “London Rain” featured heavily on Dawson’s Creek.) In total she has released 9 studio albums all of them charting in Europe where she has been based for much of her career.
Mishka’s first single “Give you all the Love” went top 40 in the UK and he has followed that with 6 more successful albums many of which have hit number 1 in the reggae charts in America. They both tour extensively throughout the world, occasionally making a guest appearance on each other’s shows.
Mishka opened shows for Heather on a recent European tour, joining her every night for the encore.
“We really enjoyed traveling together, and the response from the audience when we sang together on a few songs was fantastic, so we thought it would be great to collaborate further. We decided to put a few dates together to see how it goes. Our styles and voices are quite different, but there is of course a familial common thread, and the shared musical influences of our childhood. So singing together always feels natural and we each bring something different to the other’s songs.”.
They have also recently started writing some songs together. Although Mishka now lives in Hawaii and Heather lives in their native Bermuda, they made the best of recent visits to their respective homes to work on new collaborative material.
6 Dates are planned for East Coast USA-
With 16 years of touring and recording under his belt, Mishka has seen many aspects of the music industry. From London to Hollywood, he has been on both major and independent labels, and his songs have been featured on sound tracks in films and t.v. all over the globe. Now fully independent, he continues to write and record, releasing titles on his own Mishka Music label."
Mishka has released five full length Albums to date including the eponymous Mishka in 1999, One Tree in 2005, Above the Bones in 2009, Talk About in 2010, The Journey in 2013, and EP’s Anything Anytime Anywhere in 2012 Ocean Is My Potion in 2013 all of which have received critical acclaim around the world. In
2009 Mishka released a special digital only collection of acoustic songs entitled Guy With a Guitar which iTunes named the Best Singer Songwriter Collection of the Year. "
Mishka’s 6th studio Album Roots Fidelity is due to release September 18th. It was recorded and mixed with a stylistic approach of ’70’s dub/ reggae. It was recorded and produced by Mishka and his cousin Alec in Maui Hawaii, and mixed in the UK by the genius recording engineer Prince Fatty. It features one tune with collaborative vocals by the Legendary Horseman, and many tunes with backing vocals by famous UK reggae singer Earl 16."
Mishka, has performed with a wide cross-section of top acts including, Dirty Heads, Michael Franti, Matisyahu, John Brown's Body, Burning Spear, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, Luciano, Sly and Robbie, The Roots, The Cat Empire, Gregory Isaacs, Donovan
Frankenreiter, Anuhea, Paula Fuga, Jimmy Buffet, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown & many more."
Mishka’s releases have charted around the globe including three releases reaching the #1 spot on Billboard Magazine’s Reggae chart. Mishka continues to tour extensively both solo and with his band playing clubs, theaters, and festivals all over America, Canada, Europe, Hawaii, and Japan.
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