Micajah Ra

Micajah Ra

BandPopHip Hop

Micajah Ra (pronounced Mick-Kay-Jah Ray) is the Architect of a Clever and Unique Rhythmic Pop Landscape: A luminous Honeycomb of Southern-Fried Fairy-Tales, Cadillacs and Cosmic Prophecies. Half Organic and Soulfully Raw, half mechanized and futuristic.

Biography

Micajah Ra (Mick-Kay-Jah Ray) is the brainchild of international artist of mystery, Beard Bates. Bates' grandiose and highly original artistic imagination and eccentric story-telling meets with cleverly crafted funk, Hip-hop and dance rhythms to create a new band of Rhythmic Pop.

Micajah Ra is the perfect combination of Aesthetic and Arty Genius, and Fun, Raunchy and Even Dark Danceable Rhythmic music

The songs and overall image of the act is informed by Bates' conceptual vision and manifesto, which describes Micajah Ra as the fallen Lord of light, who fell into this world by mistake, broke into millions of soul pieces (those which comprise all souls and life force in the universe), and is desiring and working to reassimillate and return home.

Micajah Ra's super dynamic live show is a mind-blowing spectacle, which is quite unusual insofar as it resembles half-art installation, half hybrid band. Bates designs and creates custom acrylic and glass speakers into which he breaks up his samples in a novel way that is all his own and gives his electronic music a more organic and dynamic stage persona. He also designs custom acrylic podiums and instrument controllers that look as if they have been lifted from a UFO.

The live band can range from being a one person DJ-style setup with dancers to a 5 person hybrid band. Set length is malleable and can be arranged to fit various clubs and formats.

Please see videos at www.micajahra.com or www.youtube.com/micajahra

Discography

Hotel Paradise (LP) - Dec 7th 2012