Mike Andersen

Mike Andersen

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Passionate, Powerful, Soulful..

Biography

Mike Andersen Band releases new EP!

With two critically acclaimed albums behind them, Mike Andersen and his band is now ready with three strong soul numbers!

"Modern soul with deep roots"
With two previous albums and hundreds of concerts all over Europe, the Mike Andersen Band has developed their own creative and destinctive style within the soul genre.
The three brand new songs are carried by Mike Andersen’s characteristic, intense and soulful voice, while the production gives the songs a modern and unique touch.

The EP is produced by the band’s trumpetist, RasmusB, who’s great love for neo-soul artists such as D’angelo og Erykah Badu has resulted in a production, which appeals to the modern soul audience. The same audience that is drawn to artists like Alicia Keys, John Legend og Joss Stone.

"6 years of constant development
Six years ago the Mike Andersen Band began in the classic soul/blues tradition. Through a natural process, always with an urge to push creative boundaries, the band has now found their own strong, personal, and contemporary style!
They do not descriminate between the genres: soul, blues, and jazz, but draw freely from all elements of black american music.
Most recently the Copenhagen rapper, Al Agami, was featured on the album ”Tomorrow”. Since then Agami has had several guest appearrences with the Mike Andersen Band. Always with great success.
This openess gives the band a broad and constantly growing audience!

The EP is a taste of the forthcoming full length album.
(expected release: mid-2007)

For further information, reviews, photos, tourplan: www.mikeandersen.com

Credits:

2006:
The song “Same Damn Time” wins the prestigeous, BLUES HERITAGE SONG CONTEST - 2006. (Finland)

2005:
Mike Andersen Band is voted BEST NEW ARTIST in France by a jury composed of French journalists, DJ’s, concert promoters og venue operators.

2005:
The song “Stuck With Me” wins SONG OF THE YEAR in the INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS (USA) and receives 3rd prize in the INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (USA).

2003:
”My Love For The Blues” is named ALBUM OF THE WEEK on the Danish National Radio.

2003:
Mike Andersen recieves the award DANISH BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR - 2003.

2002:
”My Love For The Blues” recieves a long line of excellent reviews in Danish, European, and American magazines.
Several TV and radio appearances in and outside Denmark.

Previous releases:
My Love For The Blues (2002), CD B&T 014
Tomorrow (2004), CD B&T 021

See also:
www.myspace.com/mikeandersenmyspace

Lyrics

We Could Be Lovers

Written By: Mike Andersen

”We Could Be Lovers”

We could be lovers
We could be lovers

You think I’m ”fine”
So I’ve been told
Then it’s just not right that I’m
Layin’ here lonely and cold
You are in my dreams
If I fall asleep at all
If only you felt this extreme
And saw the writing on the wall

We could be lovers
We could be everything real lovers ought to be
We could be lovers, baby
I can see us making love and feeling free
We could be lovers
We could be living out each others fantasies
And no one needs to know

I’m burning up
I’m all in despair
And my body just won’t stop
Wanting this love affair
You must be blind
Not to see how I’m into you
If only you, knew my mind
And all the things you and I could do

If We could be lovers
We could be everything real lovers ought to be
We could be lovers, baby
I can see us getting it on and feeling free
We could be lovers
We could be living out each others fantasies
And no one needs to know

We could be lovers.....
.....add lips!

OVER YOU

Written By: Mike Andersen

”OVER YOU”
(alt. titel: ”I’m Not Jealous”)
(Mike Andersen)

I followed you
Through the pouring rain
So it’s true
You’re back with him again
Well, I know it was me, who walked out
And now you’re free, but I doubt
He can ease
Ease your pain

But I’m not jealous
I’m not jealous
I’m not jealous
Don’t get me wrong
I’m a grown up man
And I’m over you

Standing here
Watching you through the drapes
Then he appears
I recognize his dog-gone face
And I try not to go crazy inside
When they turn out the lights
And though my body
Though my body shakes

I’m not jealous
I’m not jealous
I’m not jealous
Don’t get me wrong
I’m a grown up man
And I’m over you

I try not to go crazy inside
When they turn out the lights
And though my body
Though my body shakes

I’m not jealous
I’m not jealous
I’m not jealous
Don’t get me wrong
I’m a grown up man
And I’m over you

Someone Toughened You

Written By: Mike Andersen

"Somone Toughened You"
(words: Andersen / music: Boegelund/Andersen)

hey, you've had a rough day let me rub your back
hey, you just smile and say you're not into that
but late at night, in your sleep you hold me tight
hey, can we sit down here and talk a while
hey, you let me know, that's really not your style
then tell me why, in your sleep I hear you cry

someone toughened you, I know
someone toughened you

hey, even though I'm more than six feet tall
and though I act like I know it all
well I'm new to this, but somehow I can't resist
hey, I wonder have you always been this hard
hey, try to see me as a brand new start

I'been told
I'been told
I'been told
how you've always, always been this cold

But I know someone toughened you
I know someone toughened you
I know someone baby, must have hurt you real bad
I bet some other man toughened you....
...add lipp...

Discography

2006: Mike Andersen Band EP - CREP001
2004: TOMORROW - CD B&T 021
2002: My Love For The Blues - CD B&T 014