Mikky Ekko @ Dada

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Transmission Events - Dallas says
Mikky Ekko live at Club Dada on Wednesday, April 22th
with French 75 + Blue Healer
Doors open at 8:00pm

Tickets available at: http://bit.ly/19Trxw0

-- Mikky Ekko ---
'Smile' https://youtu.be/e0RFirBWQsE

One night last November, Mikky Ekko was sitting on the riverbank near the London home of one of his songwriting collaborators, Fraser T. Smith. The two were drinking tequila and playing around with some chords when the lyrics to a special song began pouring out: "Time," which is now the title track to Ekko's upcoming debut album. "There's an honesty and a simplicity to it that I'm really proud of," Ekko says of the ballad, which features just acoustic guitar, strings, and Ekko's soaring vocal. "I was trying to find a way to say, 'No matter what happens I'll be there for you, even if you only want me for tonight.'"
The song is especially significant to Ekko, coming as it does after the multi-platinum success of "Stay," a stark piano ballad he had co-written during a particularly vulnerable time in his life. "'Stay' is beautiful, but I didn't know what was happening when I wrote it," he says. "It happened through me. I was just a vessel for it. But 'Time' I manifested into being." Of course "Stay" was recorded by Rihanna (featuring and co-produced by Ekko) and went on to become one of the biggest hits of 2013. It sold over ten million tracks worldwide, peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Pop Songs chart, and earned Ekko a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Duo/Collaboration. He also delivered a memorable live performance of the song with Rihanna at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
After graduating from high school, Ekko did move to the big city, Nashville, and enrolled in a music business course at a community college while trying to find a gig fronting a band, figuring it was best way to impress people with his voice. He also began to write songs, recording them a cappella and backed by rhythmic stomps and claps. In Nashville, Ekko met the producers Tim Lauer and Dan Hansen and self-released the music they created together as an EP, "Strange Fruit," in 2009. His efforts, as well as his mesmerizing live performances, attracted management, who advised Ekko to get off the road and focus on getting the music right. Once labels and publishers heard the songs he had written with Eliot, Smith, and Parker, including "Stay" and "Smile," they clamored to sign him, with RCA winning out in April 2012. A few months later, In October, Ekko's song "Feels Like The End" was used in the season premiere of "Grey's Anatomy." Ekko's songs have also been heard on "Orange Is The New Black," "Homeland," and "Pretty Little Liars."
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