I could: awkwardly write this in the third person, merely to sound cool and established but I’ve been trying to be cool since freshman year of high school and am yet to succeed so why stop now...
Mikki, is awesome.
And fail. Alright, going the honesty route.. I’m Mikki and I’m basically a huge dork.
A.) Knows probably way too much about Jim Carrey
B.) Loves horses
C.) Can sing any Eric Hutchinson song
I reside on the Lower East Side of NYC and wouldn’t want to live in any other place in the world. I am originally from West Palm Beach, FL and moved to the LES about 5 years ago and have been playing around town ever since.
Although I’m not entirely new to NYC, I graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy for musical theatre in ’04 after seeing the musical RENT and there by being inspired to be Maureen. It was at AMDA, that I discovered my love for improv. As in during rehearsals, I would make up songs on the piano rather then actually rehearsing ( obviously I was a brilliant student…).
After graduating from AMDA I had to move back to FL to finish my actual degree. So I went to FAU (Florida Atlantic University) for acting, mostly because it was close to home and I could ride horses (Side note: I’ve been riding horses since I was in pre school). My main goal was to get out of Florida ASAP and return to my love NYC. So I did. During my time at FAU I got to see One Republic and opening for them was no other than Eric Hutchinson. After hearing Eric, I had no idea music could sound that good, and then hearing him do improv on his CD “Before I Sold Out” I was sold on the fact that music is what I wanted to pursue.
After graduating FAU I moved back to NYC and with my acting degree thought I should do musical theater but at auditions all I wanted to do, was not to do that, so I didn’t. After seeing Eric and Gavin DeGraw perform within the same month I started thinking more seriously about my own music career. Also my sister, Kristi Scott, self produced her own album and with all that inspiration I put aside my musical theater sheet music and I started going to open mic’s around NYC. Soon after meeting a nice boy turned a douche bag, I discovered I had a lot to say and started writing music.
Since then, I recorded my EP, Starting Somewhere, and have held NYC residencies at: Pianos, The National Underground and Googie’s Lounge along with playing: The City Winery, The Rockwood Music Hall, The Living Room, The Bitter End, The Bowery Electric, Union Hall, Arlene’s Grocery, Caffe Vivaldi, Sidewalk Cafe, The Local 269, Fat Baby, Sullivan Hall, Kenny’s Castaways, The Red Lion, Ella Lounge, Bar on A, Alphabet Lounge and ZirZamin as for improv songwriting: The Broadway and New York Comedy Club, The Village Lantern, The PIT and at The Magnet Theater for the New York Musical Improv Festival. I have also opened for Ari Hest at the Rivoli in Toronto, Canada and for Eric Hutchinson at The Heirloom Arts Theater in CT with Graffiti6 and also at The Birchmere in DC.
This year I am making my debut album, with Dave Clauss who produced my latest single – Douche.
Thanks for listening, I hope you enjoy :)
With Sincerest Love,