Mike Nayar and Cadie Calhoun share "virtual stage" on Cheeky Tunes
From the streets of Fremantle to Sydney's ANZ Stadium and all around the world, Mike Nayar has clocked over 15 years as a professional musician and songwriter. Mike and crew welcome Cadie Calhoun to the Australian online stage Cheeky Tunes dialling in from Memphis (Tennessee) to perform originals from her album Unhitch.
Register on Zoom and participate LIVE Friday 29/05, 08:30pm AEST.
Since 1998 Mike has been developing his skills as a performer. From busking on the city streets to fronting well know Perth cover bands Audioperv and SideFX, he has forged a solid reputation for his passion, professionalism and self taught music ability.
Making the switch to original music in 2008 and forming rock
band My So Called Life, Mike soon received international acclaim when the band moved to America in 2012 to record their
Debut Album. It was his time in Los Angeles, inspired by the process of
recording, that finally motivated Mike to pursue music production as a full time career. Enjoying the creative challenge that came with writing his own music, Mike soon began branching out into other styles, collaborating on various projects from country to pop and RnB.
Mike Nayar's work comes recommended by the Cheeky Tunes host Fiona Cooper and one of Perth's dearest entertainers and Cheeky Tunes resident artist Nikki Dagostino, Little Miss Squeezebox. He has settled into this solo acoustic mode, specifically to give him the chance to stretch his vocal prowess and hone his entertainer skills.
Returning to Australia in 2013 Mike Nayar is now a producer and professional song writer as well as fierce advocate for original music in WA. Donating his time to developing young, up and coming artists and helping to bridge the gap between new bands and venues.
Other notable achievements include a performance at the 2011 grand opening of The Hard Rock Cafe in Sydney along side musical greats such as Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses) and Dj Leathal (Limp Bizkit.) In early 2013 he performed at Sydney's Stone Music Festival with his band
My So Called Life which also included Aerosmith, Van Halen
and many more. Later that year Mike was invited back to Sydney
along with MSCL to perform live at The MusicOz Awards for which
they also had 3 songs nominated in the Rock category. In 2014 Mike opened
for Grinspoon frontman Phil Jamieson during his Western Australian solo tour.
Now Mike Nayar devotes the majority of his time to
writing and producing his new band Paris For The Weekend as well as his own
solo material. Set to launch later in the year, Mike is already drawing attention
both nationally and internationally in anticipation of his new project.
Cheeky Tunes Friday Happy Hour is an independent initiative that supports live music, mental health and small business and it started late March after social distancing restrictions started in Australia due to the Covid19 pandemic. Cheeky Tunes Friday Happy Hour Ep. 8 is supported by Sugar Mama Cakes - small business owned by the pastry chef Marcela Falcão.