Following the great feedback from the recent Etta Bond post (see here) I decided to write a similar post focusing on another new artist. As ever we like to showcase emerging talent from the UK and while the feature of this post may be on the rise he is still a relative new comer. We previously posted his viral video for his song Hero which was shot in association with SBTV (see here) but have never had and artist spotlight post specifically for him (*covers eyes* should have done this a long time ago) so I am rectifying this. Ladies and gentlemen I introduce you to Mike Hough.
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The internet is proving to be a very useful tool in aspiring musicians careers. For, if it wasn’t for YouTube the world would have no clue who Justin Bieber. Showcasing your talent on such a platform allows you to gain exposure to million of people, one of which could be the person to really take note and help kick start your career. This is exactly what happen Mike Hough.
In what is seemingly becoming a less an unorthodox introduction to the music scene, 19-year-old Hough made a huge impact in the UK and internationally by recording himself singing covers of some of the most popular songs, from Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ to Alicia Keys‘ ‘Unthinkable’.
The East London born lad published his recordings on his YouTube Channel allowing his renditions to be seen across the globe. This lead to recognition from not only millions of online viewers but also major acclaim from the artists whose songs he had covered.
His videos his videos as mention have been very popular so much so that he has racked up a very commendable combined hits count of over 2 million hits. Having been co-signed by fellow artists and radio DJ’s such as BBC 1xtra‘s Mistajam and Ronnie Herel Mike is certainly ready to share his music ti the world on a commercial level.
Having not been deterred by his 2007 and 2009 X-Factor rejection, Hough is gearing up to releasing his debut album in the near future with the single ‘Nothing To Lose’. Listen to the track, first played on the Ronnie Herel show, below:
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