About

The success story for young Norwegian/ Bulgarian Mikhael Paskalev started with the release of his first single ever, the platinum selling and super catchy “I Spy”, which became a smash hit in Norway after winning a national award for Best Unsigned Act in 2012.

The remarkable Tom Cruise-homage video made waves in the music underground from Norway via Huffington Post to Hype Machine, and has had over 1 million views on Youtube and Vimeo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nksTXmu1UAg

The follow up single, “Jive Babe”, brought Paskalev, director Jack Witheley and cool, sexy actress Elena Arginos to his grandparents stomping grounds in Bulgaria to find the right atmosphere. The result is a Tarantino meets Twin Peaks meets colorful gipsylife video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZiIMmjaf54

Mikhael Paskalev makes pop music with a twist and roots in indie and alternative country rock, inspired by names such as Paul Simon, The Shins, Edward Sharpe, The Mamas and the Papas and The Everly Brothers. His songs are recognized by the instrumentation, unusual structures and strong melodies. At times they are shamelessly catchy, but never leave the lovely and raw soundscape in which he and producer wonderkid Joe Wills choses to operate.

Paskalev has performed at most of the major Norwegian music festivals, and offers a dynamic live set, varying from songs accompanied by his nylon-strung guitar only, to a six-piece band with the occasional trumpet and a circus of energy.

All of this before the release of his debut album. In February 2013, the highly anticipated debut album “What´s Life Without Losers”, finally was released, and again to much praise from the reviewers.

One of Norway´s leading newspapers Dagbladet in their review: ”An album filled with warmth, euphoria and most of all, an honest and great songwriter.”

Gallery

Paskalev-Nytt pressebilde

Mikhael

Concerts

Date
Venue, City
Info
24.04.2014Stereolux with Anna Calvi, Nantes, FranceTickets
25.04.2014Le Printemps de Bourges, Bourges, France
08.07.14Theatres Romains De Fourviere, Lyon FranceTickets
25.07.14170 Rusell w/ Grouplove, Melbourne AustraliaTickets
26.07.14Metro Theater w/ Grouplove, Sydney AustraliaTickets
27.07.14Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay Nsw, AustraliaTickets
16.10.14 Atlanta, GA - The LoftTickets
17.10.14Charlotte, NC - Visulite TheatreTickets
18.10.14Washington, DC - Black CatTickets
20.10.14Philadelphia, PA - Union TransferTickets
22.10.14New York City, NY - Webster HallTickets
23.10.14Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert HallTickets
24.10.14Montreal, QC - Cabaret Mile EndTickets
25.10.14Toronto, ON - Lee's PalaceTickets
27.10.14Chicago, IL - MetroTickets
04.11.14The Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, CaliforniaTickets
09.11.14Club Dada, Dallas, TexasTickets
11.11.14Exit In, Nashville, TennesseeTickets
12.11.14The Woodward Theater, Cincinnati, OhioTickets
15.11.14SPACE Gallery, Portland, MaineTickets

Contacts

Management and eventbooking:

Norway: erle@hes.no // Norway: hp@hes.no // Rest of World: thomas@votiv.is

Press contacts:

Norway: erle@hes.no // UK: james@prescriptionpr.co.uk // US: dana@230publicity.com

Booking agents:

Norway: knut@atomicsoul.no // Europe: nick@primarytalent.com // America: farlow@windishagency.com // France: vincent@caramba.fr

US Record Label:

Mom+Pop // thaddeus@momandpopmusic.com