Micky Diana has acted alongside Sheridan Smith & Hollywood actor Jamie Bell, & performed as ‘Hurts’ lead backing vocalist. BBC introducing track of the day
Micky has since performed in several plays, musicals and operas from Whistle down the wind to Hamlet and Phantom of the opera to name but a few, in Londons west-end and accross the globe.
He has also worked as pop group “Hurts” lead backing singer.
Micky first ventured into songwriting ,and lyrics especially as a teenager, primarily as an MC to Drum & Bass and Jungle music. Holding residencies on Pirate stations, whilst performing sets in clubs and raves before he was legally old enough to set foot in the building. Then developing his songwriting at the piano into more contemporary styles.
The varied and eclectic mix of music Micky has been involved in in his career has undoubtedly influenced his unique style in songwriting and vocal delivery.
Micky’s brass clad style of indie pop/rock has a well balanced mix of intoxicating vocal melodies, fast paced quick witted lyrics which are a must hear for music lovers of many genres. With an almost urban element to his vocals, think Jamie T mixed with a hint of Maverick Sabre, with a hint of Ray Davis and a pinch of Damon Albarn’s observant wit and you’re not far off.
Micky’s debut single “Run with me” was mixed and mastered by Greg Brooker. The single has already been featured as BBC introducings track of the day is a real rock anthem, about escapism, individuality and freedom of expression.
He was inspired to write this song whilst acting in a play on tour in Northern Ireland.
Surrounded by debates about the not so forgotten troubles, abortion rights and ridiculously , the banning of homosexuals in public places. Micky felt compelled to pen his frustrations.
The Official music video for “Run with me”, set in a futuristic psychiatric hospital is the perfect setting/concept to visually portray that universal need to escape.