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Caravan unhooked, suitcases unpacked and maps put away, local country 

artist Mikayla J is home from her 2019 Australian Tour.  After a huge 10.5 months on the road, Mikayla J has returned to the Gladstone region after completing the big lap of Australia that seen her cross state lines and time zones to deliver shows to small towns, cities and everywhere in between. 

 

A tour that consisted of 108 shows, 5 states, and 36800 kilometres, all in the space of 312 days, has made for a massive 2019 for the local country entertainer. Playing her way through Queensland, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Western Australia, and South Australia, saw Mikayla play everywhere from pubs to caravan parks. Travelling full time in a 13 foot vintage Millard caravan, tour life may seem a far cry from the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyles of the rich and famous, but Mikayla J “wouldn’t want it any other way.''

 

When asked if the tour was all smooth sailing, Mikayla remarked “we left washing behind, forgot about time zone changes, and ran out of fuel, but it’s all part of the story and the fun!” 

 

Highlight gigs of the tour included 12 shows at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January, and a 28 show residency at Kings Canyon Resort in the North Territory in June. 

 

With a touring style inspired by the late country music pioneer Slim Dusty, Mikayla is already itching to get back on the road and take her music to the people who often miss out on the other capital city tours. Her desire to connect and communicate through honest story telling, has seen Mikayla play in small towns and regional areas all over the country.

 

This tour followed a massive 2018 which saw Mikayla graduate from the prestigious CMAA Academy of Country Music, sing with Award winning country duo O’Shea at the Golden Guitar Awards and hold a winter music residency at Thredbo Resort.

 

With new music and more touring in the works for 2020, Mikayla J is set to keep reaching new heights with her music. Finishing off her year at home by playing around the Central Queensland area, catch Mikayla J at a gig before the end of the year. 

 

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MIKAYLA J - HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2019 Australian Tour - 5 States, 108 Shows, 312 Days.

  • Support Act for: Graeme Connors, Melinda Schneider, Catherine Britt, Adam Harvey and Neil Murray.

  • Sang at the 2018 Golden Guitar Awards with O'Shea.

  • 2018 Graduate of the CMAA Senior Academy of Country Music.

  • Sang at the 2018 Tamworth Country Music Festival Opening Concert in front of over 7000 people. 

  • Shared the Stage with: The Bushwackers, Warren H Williams and Ganggajang.

  • Release of Debut Single "Can't Tame Me" in November 2015.

  • Release of Debut EP "When Lightning Strikes" May 2016.

  • Sponsored writing and recording trip to Los Angeles and Nashville 2015.

  • Featured on the Griffith University 2016 SEED compilation CD. 

  • Graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Bachelor of Popular Music.

  • Worked with The Jimmy Little Foundation / Uncle Jimmy Thumbs Up 2015, helping to teach indigenous kids about healthy living through the use of music, songwriting and performance: https://youtu.be/PY6kKZxq1pA

  • Playing the Desert Harmony Festival, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory.

  • Playing in Warren H Williams' band as his rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist.

  • Live Broadcasted set at Yulara Resort at Uluru, to 640,000 people via CAAMA Radio.

  • Live sets at City Sounds Brisbane (Main Stage Queen Street Mall) and Nightquarter Gold Coast.

  • Junior finalist in the Urban County Music Festival, Voice of Urban talent quest 2013.

  • Awarded Junior Australia Day Cultural Award (Gladstone Region) 2013.

  • Multiple top placings in Talent Quests throughout QLD since 2010.

  • 2nd place in songwriting at the 2011 Queensland Champion of Champions.

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