Sold out Forum Karlín experienced a world show performed by Mikolos Josef at his concert debut! So far, no Czech interpreter has achieved such success in the Eurovision Song Contest as Mikolas Josef and on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 in Prague he showed everyone what he has been working on the past months. Visitors to the concert were able to hear live hits for the first time, as well as hot news.
My Name Is Mikolas Josef
An hour and a half busy schedule, giant stage, dancers, African vocalists, band, costumes… Mikolas Josef surrounded himself with the best in his field and showed the public several months of preparing his first solo concert.
Already during the first song the audience got introduced to the band and *surprise* the chorus of African vocalists. Unconventionally, Mikolas appeared in front of the crowd with his guitar, played the drums, and played the piano, and showed that the music he composes and records himself on most of the instrumentsas well. Fans have not only seen Lie To Me, Me Gusta, or the latest single of Abu Dhabi, but also complete new songs that Mikolas has been working on abroad. Strong emotions were triggered by the song 4th of July – a song Mikolas composed on the train when he was returning at the age of 17 from Milan Fashion Week, where he finally decided to quit modeling and change his life from the ground up.
In addition to Czech and foreign fans, the concert featured a number of celebrities and the prestigious Sony Music label, which introduced Justin Timberlake to the world. Mikolas set a very high bar, what’s next? He appreciates his fans and wants to actively involve them in his work. In cooperation with the H21 Institute at a concert in Forum Karlín, he launched a voting that is unparalleled on the Czech music scene. Fans decide what song will become a new single, and Mikolas will record the music video for. Moreover, fans can also vote in which country he will hold another concert. Voting takes place on https://miki.d21.me/or https://miki.d21.me/en
Biography of Mikolas Josef
Mikolas is currently the most internationally successful Czech musician with almost 80 million plays of his singles on YouTube and 320,000 followers on Instagram. He placed sixth on the biggest music event on the planet – Eurovision. More than 240 million people watched him and, according to their vote, would finish fourth.
He flew to the international scene with his hit Lie To Me – 23 million plays on Spotify, the 19th place in the global iTunes ranking, which also topped the TOP 10 in many countries around the world. Mikolas’s next single, Me Gusta, premiered over 17,000 viewers in Madrid and attracted many fans from the UK, Israel and Spain. His latest single, Abu Dhabi, has reached the top spot in YouTube Trends and has collected over 1 million views in 3 days and is known to people in over 130 countries.
Mikolas is confirmed as a headliner for this year’s Color Festival in Greece (50,000 visitors).
After his big show we had the chance for a little chat with him!
Thanks Mikolas for taking the time and congrats on your amazing show!