September 24, 2012

2012 Malibu Music Awards

2012 Malibu Music Awards

Well the Malibu Music Awards were on Sunday Sept 22nd, and I’m very happy to say that my song, If We Could See, won Song of the year!! I was so surprised that I won, so much so that at the time they called my name I was in the back at the bar with a friend. But I couldn’t be happier about winning the award!

I had to walk up to the stage then actually give a small speech. For those of you that don’t know, I am a terrible public speaker. I had a stutter as a kid and for some reason, it decides to peak it’s head out when I speak in front of people. Singing, I’m fine, but once I have to speak…look out! haha.

Before I went to the awards, I was on the phone with a friend who told me something pretty amazing about when you’re about to get on stage and speak in front of people (just in case I had to). Instead of thinking about being nervous, think about what you’re grateful for. Not just at the awards, but what you’re grateful for in life. It completely changes your mindset and well, it worked for me.

Thank you to my family and friends, all of which support me on a daily basis and have always pushed me to really pursue my dreams. I also want to thank Bill Lefler who produced If We Could See and the other songs that are on my latest album. Thanks to the people of Malibu for allowing me to play for them each week and taking me into their community.

More to come soon and thanks again to everyone for the support!

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Huge congrats Mike – well deserved. Hope to get out to a gig again soon and hear the winning song. Gratitude is great for shifting focus when you’re nervous, so is the old media trick of imagining you are just talking to one person rather than a crowd – just think of your favorite person and pretend you’re talking to them:)

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