Mike Kota
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Mike Kota

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Established on Jan, 2018
Solo Alternative Indie




"Night 2 Showcase"

"Be warned, because once you hear her, you’ll be a fan for life." - Rockchester

"Rockchester Part 4"

"Mike Kota is one of the most unique voices you will ever hear. Smooth and serene, Kota’s voice floats above the track..." - My Town My Music

"Femme Fatale: Good Luck Finding Iris, Ayvah, and Lydia Liza @ The Cedar Cultural Center 4/22/17"

"...singer and guitarist Michaela Stein’s voice still blows me away every. single. time." - Got Any Tunes

"ROCKchester turns the amp up for year four"

"If you saw Good Luck Finding Iris...you surely remember the voice of Mike Kota..." - MedCityBeat

"Good Luck Finding Iris - "Greyhound" | New Music"

"...Mike Kota's transcendent lead vocals..." - Ear Coffee


Wasted Time (2018) - Mike Kota



Chicago based songwriter, musician, producer, and vocalist Mike Kota is an emerging alternative indie solo artist. Her sound is characterized by her rich voice, ambiguous songwriting, swells of harmonies, and heavy emotion.
She first appeared as the frontwoman of the band Good Luck Finding Iris, with much of her songwriting and performance demonstrated since their first release in 2016. Good Luck Finding Iris’s top songs hit thousands and hundreds of thousands of streams on Spotify alone.
Breaking off from the band, Mike's first single “Wasted Time" was released in the fall of 2018 and has been streamed over 260,000 times on Spotify since then. The song was written, recorded and produced by Mike in her college dorm room.
While Mike has stayed fairly elusive since the release, she’s begun playing shows locally. Her performance is enough to captivate an audience, but only teases what’s to come.

An EP is in the works, with projected release at the end of summer 2020. But as a multi-faceted artist ranging from poetry to film, we should expect more than just music from Mike.

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