ABOUT MIKE SCALA
Singer/songwriter Mike Scala was born in Brooklyn, New York and has been a presence in the underground indie pop/rock scene. At age 17, he started his career playing and writing for bands in the New York City underground circuit while working with members of bands such as Dillinger Escape Plan and Alien Ant Farm. Soon after, he decided to start a solo career and set out on his first successful world tour as an independent artist. His stage presence alongside his high energy performances soon led him to work with and share the stage with members of and artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen, John Butler Trio, One Republic, Gavin Degraw, Mr. Hudson, Wu Tang Clan, Tokyo Police Club, and many more.
Known for his sense of adventure, he also set a “World Record” performing a world’s first concert in the Franz Josef Glacier on the South Island of New Zealand which gained the attention of international media and has been featured on National TV stations such as RTE and ABC across the world.
In Oct. 2015, while finishing his world tour, Scala was scouted by some of the industry’s top producers. After hearing Scala’s last single, “Stratosphere”, and some unreleased demos, Multi-Platinum Producer Matt Squire (Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, Max Martin) approached Scala to work with him on his next album release which he later accepted. The new album is due out in 2018 and includes collaborations with members of Imagine Dragons (Will Wells, Touring Member), Tokyo Police Club, and members of the Ed Sheeran and 21 Pilots Team.
Charity Foundation For Kids
In 2013, Scala established the “Mike Scala Foundation for Youth,” an organization that provides aid and educational/support opportunities for at-risk youth across the U.S. and developing countries. “My goal is bigger than to pursue my passion as an artist. I want to make a difference in the world not only through the music but as an active member of the philanthropic community. My goal is to headline Madison Square Garden someday and with that I want to be able to raise a couple of million dollars and go out and help those in need” says Scala – (Broken Records Magazine)
On his tours around the world he and his team work with youth setting up mentoring programs, building homes for families in need and donating food, clothing, books, educational supplies, and other necessities. Scala is also an advocate for human rights in fighting against human trafficking of children and mental health/support. Recently he teamed up with charities in Central America to aid children who are victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. He and the team assisted in helping get them into safe houses and the resources they need to start new lives reuniting them with their families.
A portion of proceeds from every concert and all record sales are donated to youth supportive charities such as: The Mike Scala Foundation for Youth, UNICEF, Building Bridges for Kids, Big Brothers & Big Sisters Programs, Habitat for Humanity, Musicians On Call, Youth and Cultural Development and many other youth supportive programs around the world.