Canberra born artist Michael Simic has built a substantial recording and touring career over 20 years under his moniker of Mikelangelo. He has released 11 independent albums and performed sold out shows at music venues, theatres, and majors arts and music festivals through Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe, Canada and the US.
His work has been widely acclaimed, with consistent four and five star reviews in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Time Out (UK), The Scotsman (UK), La Presse (Canada) and many more.
He has won Best Artist at the Brighton Festival (UK), and Best Group with Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen at Edinburgh Festival (UK), Brighton Festival (UK) and the Green Room awards (AUS). He has been three times nominated for Best Male Artist at The Age/Music Victoria awards alongside artists such as Paul Kelly, Archie Roach and Gotye, and nominated for a Helpmann award for Best Music for the Kate Mulvany play Masquerade.
Michael has appeared live on RocKwiz, The Project, Good Morning Australia and The BBC Culture Show, and his music is played regularly across community radio and ABC radio networks nationally.
Now based in Majors Creek NSW with his wife Rose and their daughter Sunny, he splits his time between being a husband and father, a writer and performer, and a mentor and champion of local music.