M i kk i hommel
“Sing loud and not like a Disney character.” were her first vocal lessons at the age of 7, from her older sister Kristi. Growing up, she had an interest in film but after seeing the musical RENT, she found a new passion for musical theater and attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. While other students were busy rehearsing, she was busy improvising songs on the piano for her friends. After graduation, Mikki traveled back to her hometown in FL to finish her BFA in acting at FAU. While attending FAU, she caught a performance by Eric Hutchinson and thereby concluded becoming a singer/songwriter was the route she was going to pursue.
Since moving back to NYC six years ago, Mikki has become the siren of the lower east side. Gracing audiences with her powerhouse vocals, sassy lyrics and unexpected improv songs. She has opened for Eric Hutchinson, Ari Hest, AJ Smith and Musiac. In NYC she has played: The Mercury Lounge, The City Winery, Webster Hall Studio, Rockwood Music Hall, Pianos (residency), The Bowery Electric, The Bitter End, Arlene's Grocery, Union Hall among many others. She is also currently on the Neon Entertainment college roster and has played colleges around the US.
Now signed to Purebred Records, she will be releasing her album "On The Moon" this Spring, produced and recorded by the 2 time Grammy winner, Dave Clauss.