‘We’re chasing the voice’: Singer searching for Mandurah’s talent

Looking out: Andy Michaels is on the hunt to find Mandurah's next music star. Photo: Carla Hildebrandt.
Looking out: Andy Michaels is on the hunt to find Mandurah's next music star. Photo: Carla Hildebrandt.

Are you a good singer and dream of having your voice heard?

Singer songwriter Andy Michaels will be holding a talent night in an attempt to find Mandurah’s next music star.

The Halls Head man said the winner would receive a publishing agreement with his label and free studio recording, with guaranteed international radio airplay. 

Having been in the music industry for more than 30 years, Michaels said he would use his connections and management expertise to help the singer.

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“I have been a financial manager for some of Australia’s biggest acts of the nineties, including Wa Wa Nee, The Angels and John Schumann...so I have industry experience,” Michaels said.

Michaels said the competition would be similar to television show “The Voice” and would provide up-and-coming artists with a foot in the door.

“I don’t know if Mandurah has had something like this before,” he said.

“It will be amazing to find someone with music and songwriting talents.

“A big problem for artists is even though they are good, they don’t know how to get their music out there.

“We’re trying to find them, and expose them internationally.”

Even though a venue has not yet been secured, Michaels said the planning was running smoothly. 

“It will be run over a few nights in a local pub, there will be an elimination process and the winner will get a publishing agreement, a recording contract or both,” he said. 

Michaels said the competition would be held in August and the winner would start recording in October. 

The artist’s genre did not matter, only the voice and on-stage presence would be taken into account, said Michaels. 

“It’s going to come down to the voice and it will be a bonus if they can write good material,” he said. 

“They can audition with a band, but we will be focusing on the singer. We’re chasing the voice.”

Michaels said he was going from strength to strength in his music career, recently releasing album Revisited which has played on a number of radio stations in Australia and internationally. 

“I’ve been doing a lot of Australian radio interviews,” he said.

“I have been asked to Los Angeles to record with Macy Gray’s producer...and in the next month I’ll be starting my new album.”

“I’m lucky this has happened to me and I’m blessed, but I doubt I’ll be doing this in ten years time.

“I hope I can develop other singer songwriters.”

For more information email info@andymichaelsmusic.com.