“Simple, soulful music with a razor-sharp edge.” The Beacon Pass, is one way to describe the music of Mikki Hommel, the siren of the Lower East Side. She is a soulful singer/songwriter with powerhouse vocals who is based in NYC and is influenced by Eric Hutchinson, Gavin DeGraw and The Lonely Island. Not just your ordinary singer/songwriter, as she uses her sense of humor to connect with lyrics and to her fans, through her improvisational songs and originals. She has an upbeat approach to songwriting and performing that engages everyone to have fun.
“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 acting 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 attending the conservatory she developed a knack for improvising songs on the piano and upon graduation and attending FAU for a BFA in acting, she began taking her piano and improvising more seriously. After seeing a performance by Eric Hutchinson, she thereby concluded becoming a singer/songwriter was the route she wanted to pursue. She then came home and taught herself piano, moved back to NYC, started writing songs and gigging.
She is currently on the roster for Neon Entertainment and plays at college’s across the US. In NYC she has held residencies at: Pianos, Googie’s Lounge and The National Underground in addition of playing at: The Studio at Webster Hall, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 1 and 3), The Living Room, The Bitter End, The Red Lion, Arlene’s Grocery, Caffe Vivaldi, Bowery Electric, Spike Hill and Union Hall among many others. She has also opened for: Ari Hest, AJ Smith, Musiac and for Eric Hutchinson.
Mikki has just released her first full length album entitled “Wild <3” produced by the 3 time Grammy winning- Dave Clauss, which will be available on iTunes this summer.