MIKE MATHIESON

MIKE MATHIESON

Sydney based multi award winning & nominated vocalist/entertainer.

Sans Souci, Sydney, NSW, Australia
“MIKE MATHIESON”
 
Although originally from across the Tasman, Mike’s pride and affiliation with both Australia and New Zealand runs deeply due to his Australian born mother.
 
Mike started his musical career in New Zealand at just five years of age when he was chosen to perform his first solo with the school choir. This performance was the start of a frantic nine years of touring for the young singer taking him from one end of New Zealand to the other.
 
Mike’s talent was quickly recognized and fostered by various societies that he regularly performed for and at the age of ten, two of these organizations sponsored him to audition for and then ultimately be taught by the world renowned singing teacher DAME SISTER MARY LEO, the very same vocal coach who originally launched the career of internationally acclaimed Opera star DAME KIRI TE KANAWA.
 
Although originally trained in the classical technique Mike had a secret passion to sing popular music and as does happen at fourteen-and-a-half his voice changed while in the middle of a performance, prompting him to make the decision not to perform again for five years.
 
Although not singing publicly in that time Mike continued to sing privately getting to know his “new” voice and gaining confidence and control over it. While working in the Laboratory of the New Zealand Dairy Company he would be heard constantly singing in the hallways as the acoustics seemed to be just right.
 
Unbeknown to him the “2IC” of the Lab put Mike’s name forward to enter a nationally broadcast talent search in which he achieved 2nd place in the country. After that event he was discovered by the owner of the prestigious cabaret venue OLIVERS CHANGING TIMES and this was the beginning once again of a whirlwind period of performing throughout the Auckland nightclub scene.
 
Performances at THE ACE OF CLUBS, THE TEQUILA SUNRISE, THE CRYPT, ALADDIN’S, THE STAIRCASE, OLIVERS CHANGING TIMES, ALFIES and many more prepared Mike for the next stage of his career, the move to Australia.
 
In 1985 Mike recorded an album of “standards” that was purchased by a fan and brought to Australia where the owner of a venue happened to hear it and immediately invited Mike to come to Sydney and do a season of six weeks performing in his club.
 
This was the beginning of the Australian leg of Mike’s career.  As the news got out that there was a new singer in town with this incredible voice, bookings for performances and television offers began to pour in prompting Mike to make the decision to remain in Australia and pursue this new found success.
 
Mike’s career has been one of great highs & successes and continues to expand and grow daily.
 
He has toured nationally and internationally with a variety of artists from acclaimed English comic genius DICK EMERY and JOHN INMAN from “ARE YOU BEING SERVED” fame to international recording artists LAURA BRANNIGAN and BARRY MANILOW. He has shared the stage, television and recording studio microphone with the cream of Australian and New Zealand show business royalty such as RICK PRICE, KAREN KNOWLES, RHONDA BURCHMORE, JULIE ANTHONY, SHARON O’NIELL, BERT NEWTON, KERRY ANNE KENNERLY, MARK WILLIAMS, ERINA CLARKE, KIM HART, JON ENGLISH, IAN MOSS, JOHN SWAN, JON STEVENS, RICK PRICE, KEREN MINSHULL, THE ROBERTSON BROTHERS, JIMMY BARNES, JACK JONES, WENDY MATHEWS, YOTHU YINDI, KYLIE MINOGUE, GRACE KNIGHT among others.
 
Mike has three highly acclaimed and commercially successful albums of his own along with numerous entertainment awards such as QUEENSLAND’S ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR, multiple AUSTRALIAN CLUB ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS (A.C.E )& MO AWARDS nominations, while also winning  MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR & DUO OF THE YEAR  along with countless television appearances to his credit. He continues to play too sold out houses and receives standing ovations both locally and internationally with his shows, band, Duo and solo Cabaret performances.
 
With his dedication to musical excellence MIKE MATHIESON has established himself as one of Australia & New Zealand’s most respected, professional and sought-after entertainers in the Australian and international entertainment industry.
 
Sporting a vocal range that spans almost 3 octaves Mike has the uncanny ability to move from a soft emotional ballad then effortlessly into Jazz and classic standards to full on rock with equal ease.
There are few in the entertainment industry today that have the vocal ability & versatility to take so many styles of music and yet make them their own as Mike Mathieson can.
 
“A SALUTE TO THE BOYZ FROM”
 
Mike Mathieson pays homage to and presents the sensational music written, recorded & performed by legends of Oz music.
Including songs from  John Farnham, Cold Chisel, Peter Allen, The Bee Gee’s, Moving Pictures and many more.
Combining great musicians, stunning costuming and Mike Mathieson’s incomparable vocal styling and exciting stage presence this show is a knockout in every sense of the word .
The show can be tailored to suit any size venue and is perfect for corporate events & carries its own sound and lighting
 
THE MIKE MATHIESON DUO
 
Features Mike Mathieson &  Paul Anthony Smith, ( with various other alternating musicians ).
Sharing a friendship and professional  relationship spanning almost twenty years Mike & Paul’s musical experience covers a myriad of musical styles ranging from Pop, Jazz, Dance and Rock (see song list page) & are equally at home in an intimate restaurant setting, wedding or birthday or raging at  the local pub, club or corporate event. & are equally at home in an intimate restaurant setting, wedding or birthday or raging at  the local pub, club or corporate event.
 
With the addition of extra musicians (please see additional images on this page) THE MIKE MATHIESON DUO can be expanded to Trio, Quartette, or full band depending on the clients  requirements & budget.
 
SONG LIST
 
JAZZ/POP BALLADS
 
Annie
Another Day In Paradise
Blame It On Love
Candle In The Wind
Caught Up In The Rapture Of Love
Clear Sailing
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Didn’t We  Almost Have It All
Don’t get Around Much Anymore
Every time You Cry
Fever
Fly Me To The Moon
Girl From IpanEma
Guilty
Have You Ever Been In Love?
Heart Don’t Change My Mind
Hero
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
I Won’t Last A Day Without You
Ice Castles
I’ll Always Love You
Imagine
It Had To Be You
It’s To Late
Just Once
Killing Me Softly
Man In The Mirror
My Favourite things
Sacred Emotion
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Smooth Operator
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Sweet Love
The Days Of Wine & Roses
The power Of Love
Till I loved You
Under The Boardwalk
Unforgettable
Up Where We Belong
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?
When I fall In Love
Without You
Words
You’ll Never Walk Alone
Your Love Is King
Your Song
You’ve Got a friend
 
POP/DANCE/ROCK
AGE OF REASON
ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME
AM I EVER GONNA SEE YOUR FACE  AGAIN?
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST
APRIL SUN IN CUBA
ANOTHER PART OF ME
BAD
BEE GEES MEDLEY
BEST OF MY LOVE
BILLY JEAN
BLAME IT ON LOVE
BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE
BOOGIE FEVER
BOOGIE NIGHTS
BOOGIE WONDERLAND
BROWN EYED GIRL
BLACK CAT
BLACK OR WHITE
BOY FROM NEWYORK CITY
COULD YOU BE LOVED
CELEBRATION
CRYING IN THE CHAPEL
DANCING QUEEN
DISCO INFERNO
DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA
DON’T DREAM IT’S OVER
DON’T STOP
DREAM LOVER
DANCING IN THE DARK
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
EVERY TIME YOU CRY
FLAME TREES
FAITH
FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE
GET INTO MY CAR
GIMME SOME LOVIN
GIVE IT UP
GLORIA
GEORGY PORGY
HEAVEN KNOWS
HELP IS ON ITS WAY
HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN
HEY JUDE
HOW WILL I KNOW?
HAVE A LITTLE FAITH
HOTSTUFF
I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW
I GOT THE MUSIC IN ME
I WANT TO DANCE WITH SOMEBODY
I WANT YOU
IF I CAN’T HAVE YOU
I’LL BE YOUR SHELTER
IN OUR DREAMS
I FEEL LOVE
I GOT THE MUSIC IN ME
I LOVE ROCK AND ROLL
I LOVE THE NIGHT LIFE
I TOUCH MYSELF
I’M OUTTA LOVE
IT’S ALRIGHT BABY’S COMING BACK
ISN’T SHE LOVELY?
I WANT YOUR SEX
JIVE TALKIN
JUST THE TWO OF US
KHE SAHN         
KIDS IN OUR TOWN
KIRI ELAISON
LA VIDA LOCA
LAST DANCE
LETS GROOVE TONIGHT
LISTEN TO THE MUSIC
LOVE IS A STRANGER
LOVE IS IN CONTROL
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH
MACARTHUR PARK
MAXINE
MEMORY ( DANCE )
MOVIN ON UP
MISSIONARY MAN
MOVIN’ ON UP
MY SHARONA
NIGHT FEVER
NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS
OFF THE WALL
OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL
ON THE RADIO
ON A CLEAR DAY
ON BROADWAY
ONE OF A CROWD
PRETTY WOMAN
POWER OF LOVE (DANCE)
PRECIOUS LITTLE ANGEL
PRETTY FLAMINGO
PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART
REMINISCING
RIO
ROCK WITH YOU
RUNAWAY
RADIO GAGA
REASONS
RED RED WINE
SATISFACTION
SHAKEY GROUND
SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED
SLICE OF HEAVEN
SLOW HAND
SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH
SORRENTO MOON
SPANISH HARLEM
STEP BY STEP
SUPERSTITION
SWEET HOME ALABAMA
SEX CRIMES
SHOW NO MERCY
SIMPLY THE BEST
SISTERS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES
SOME DAY
SUPERSTITION
SWEETDREAM ARE MADE OF THIS
TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY HEART
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL
THIS LOVE
THRILLER
TELLIN’ EVERYBODY
THAT’S FREEDOM
THE LAST TIME
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL
THERE MUST BE AN ANGEL
THORN IN MY SIDE
TICKET TO RIDE
TWO STRONG HEARTS
VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR
WALKING ON BROKEN GLASS
WE WILL ROCK YOU
WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER
WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES
WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM
WE ARE FAMILY
WHO DO YOU LOVE?
WOULD I LIE TO YOU?
YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH
YOU’RE THE VOICE
YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON
YOU SHOULD BE DANCING
 


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