Alt-Rocker Mikey Is “Roaming” With Release of New Sophomore Single
Following three featured radio show debuts, critically acclaimed and Exclaim! Eh! List Canadian alt-rocker Mikey wants to know if you’ll go “Roaming” with him for the release of his dynamite new single.
Produced by multi-JUNO Award-winner Kevin Dietz (Billy Talent, Glorious Sons), Mikey — aka Michael Shankar — unleashes his next perfect anthem, complete with hints of Zeppelin and a smashing solo certain to make the rock gods proud.
For such a driving banger, the song had a quieter, more reflective start, however.
“I remember how alone I felt when I wrote this song, and writing it really gave me a chance to find myself again,” the Ottawa-born, Toronto-based artist reveals. “That said, with as honest of lyrics as I could write and a big guitar solo, this is me at my best.”
“Roaming” is the second in a string of singles for the artist — including 2022’s breakthrough release, “Operator,” which debuted on Ottawa’s Live 88.5 earlier this year.
After starting his career as a bilingual TV/FILM actor at age 11 (CBC’s The Tournament) and achieving his black belt in karate by age 12, Michael decided to further exercise his love for entertainment by beginning lessons in music at age 13.
It was a natural fit; he comes from an arts-driven family with deep roots in Canadian and global show business — including his sister, Melinda Shankar (Degrassi the Next Generation, YTV’s How to be Indie), who is a noted actress.