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Young Boy Old Soul



R&B/Soul Crooner Mike Champion, is a true reflection of dedication and perseverance. For close to a decade he has remained at the forefront of the
underground urban music scene in Australia. Ten years in the making, he is set to release his debut album entitled "YOUNG BOY OLD SOUL" to the
world. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Marvin Gaye, D'Angelo, Musiq Soulchild & Maxwell, Mike Champion oozes an envious yet humble charm
and charisma his fellow musicians admire. With boyish good looks, a poetic mind and a voice to dim the lights, Mike Champion is undoubtedly a naturalborn
Mike Champion singer, songwriter, performer and recording artist, was born in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia.
Of South African descent this young star was born only a year after his parents immigrated to Australia. At an early age it became apparent to his
parents that Mike had a natural ability to sing, dance and captivate just about any audience with his raw talent. At the age of eight Mike joined a band
with his sisters and began rapping as “Micky C” as at various nightclubs around Sydney.
During his school years “Micky C” began writing songs after realising he was able to connect lyrics with melodies. He would often be found in his
bedroom late at night writing and singing to himself. After finishing school, “Micky C” became Mike Champion and with support of his oldest sister,
Melanie, and parents, headed to the studio to record his first demo of three songs he had written at the age of 15.
Whether you have been a day-one fan or just getting your first taste of Mike Champion, one thing is for certain, you will be tantalised by the amount of
flavour he has on offer. He has built a reputation for himself as being a charismatic crowd pleaser who knows how to execute his role as a natural
performer .
Mikeʼs presence electrifies a room. This coupled with his magnetic charm brings followers and fans by the 1000's.
His sweet sounding, silky vocal is well matched with the smooth and soulful production of his newly released, underground hit debut LP entitled Young
Boy - Old Soul.
Based on a goal to create “Grown Folk Music” to enthral an audience of all ages, Championʼs Young Boy – Old Soul definitely exceeds all
expectations. The LP features local producer and long time friend Don Dolla, as well as other local Artists “the Champ” has connected with, somewhere
along his journey.
In surrounding himself with positive and gifted producers, singers, musicians and mentors Mike has intentionally set himself to become an R&B Legend.

The album title rings undeniably true for the sleek Sydneysider. Released in 2012 under the independent record label Some Kinda Entertainment, Young Boy Old Soul envelops the R&B sounds similar to the likes of Maxwell and D’Angelo. Whether it be the smooth love tunes of Heartbreaker, Luv II Luv U and Under Pressure featuring Natalie Conway, or the funk vibes found in I.L.O.V.E.Y.O.U, Luv Mathematics and Love Jones featuring Earthquake. Each track flows effortlessly, with the inclusion of interludes, as he narrates the common theme of love but with his own interpretation.


You can listen to the best of Mike Champion on our Featured Artists Airtime Program

on Mondays, Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 18h CET on OneLuvFM

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