Mikey Bustos

Mikey Bustos

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandPopR&B

Mikey Bustos is an internationally acclaimed singer & songwriter of a pop/r&b/AC genre blend. His soulful, velvety, warm vocal tone has amassed a global cult following since his debut on Top 10 Canadian Idol Season One. His deeply moving, groovy performances have set him apart as a live performer.

Biography

'Memoirs of a Superhero'

MIKEY BUSTOS is an international recording artist and performer and has recently released his debut solo album entitled “Memoirs of a Superhero” (Available via HMV stores, iTunes, amazon.ca, www.mikeybustos.com and other music retailers Canada-wide) to share his philosophies of the mind and experiences with exhilarating living. Bustos Entertainment Inc. recently signed Mikey to singles digital distribution arrangement with Soul Kiss Entertainment/Universal Music/Fontana North.

Since his debut appearance on the hit show Canadian Idol as a Top 10 finalist, he has released music videos, singles, toured Canada, USA, and Asia, and was front act for the likes of Christina Aguilera and The Pussycat Dolls. Largely inspired by the philosophical works of life mentors such as Louise L. Hay and Abraham Hicks, “Memoirs of a Superhero” traces Bustos’ experiences and views with the life-shaping power of mind and thought. Creatively using the superhero metaphor in the album of thirteen original pop tracks (twelve of which were written by Mikey), the journey begins.

He captivates audiences with his energy, lyrics, performance and passion. He touches the hearts of music lovers internationally with his passionate soulful vocals and emotionally charged song lyrics. Beyond the sheer marvel of his voice, his brilliance as an artist, performer, and songwriter has placed him in an exceptional category that earned him a reputation for igniting the crowd with his mercurial vocalise and musicianship show after show.

His journey commenced at the very early age of 5 with appearances on various TV commercials and public service announcements. He continued to sing throughout his high school and while attending University of Guelph in 2001, he attained the title of Grand Champion of a top ten Canadian Universities singing competition called “Joint-U-Singing”.

Born: June 23, 1981 in Toronto, Ontario Canada

2009 Highlights
*Released “BE MINE AT CHRISTMAS TIME”, originally composed single by Mikey with half proceeds for 2009 Holiday Season donated to Canadian Breast Cancer Network
*Performed Holiday single live on Canada's #1 Morning Show CityTV Breakfast Television - Christmas Special
*Music Video and Ringtone for “ALL I NEED IS ME” Released November 24, 2009
*Digital Single Promotional and Distribution deal for “ALL I NEED IS ME” with Soul Kiss Entertainment, Universal Music , DEP and Fontana North.
*Released Second album single November 2009, “ALL I NEED IS ME”
*Executive producer of “ALL I NEED IS ME” Music Video
*Released remix “ALL I NEED IS ME: Adrian Jones Remix November 2009;
*Universal Music Artist Page established for Single and Music Video
*Single on regular radio national rotation
*Music Video published on Yahoo Music Canada, Sympatico Music MSN, DailyMotion, California Music Channel (reached high of #5 in ranking)
*Singles Ringtone: Telus, Rogers, Fido and Virgin Music
*Released 2 remixes for “If It Feels Good Then We Should”: Soul Kiss& Adrian Jones Remix
*Performance Highlights: TASR Benefit Auto Show, Beauties of Asia 2009
*Released first album single on June 30, “IF IT FEELS GOOD THEN WE SHOULD”
*Full-length album “Memoirs of a Superhero” sold at major Retail store, HMV, Nationwide.
*Co-founder of Bustos Entertainment Inc., an international artist management company
*Sponsorships: ArchAngel Industries Inc., iBFrank, The Way Of, Airtight Entertainment, Jonathan S. West Designers
*Launch of “Mikey TV”, variety Video web program
*Signed Digital Single Promotional and Distribution deal for “IF IT FEELS GOOD THEN WE SHOULD” with Soul Kiss Entertainment, Universal Music, Fontana North, and DEP.

2008 Highlights
*Release on December 23rd of full-length album “Memoirs of a Superhero” on iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, Amazon and eTunes
*Commenced writing Autobiography from personal and career perspective
*Concert Headliner with Elise Estrada at Kingswood Music Theatre, Canada’s Wonderland – Toronto, Canada
*Release first Music Video: “If It Feels Good, Then We Should”
2008 - Other Appearances:
*San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California
*Plaza Hotel concert - Las Vegas, NV
*Solo Concert at the CNE in Toronto CNE (Toronto, Ontario)
*Live show with Hip Hop artist Sketch at Place Bourassa Mall Place Bourassa Mall (Montreal, Quebec)
*Special guest for David Pomeranz live in Concert le Monument National (Montreal, Quebec)
*Mikey Bustos testimonial and life story published on The Secret Website www.thesecret.tv (internet)

2007 Highlights
*Front Act, Christina Aguilera “Back to Basics” World Tour , Fort Bonifacio Outdoor Stadium - Manila, Philippines
*Concert Headliner, Mikey Bustos “4U” Concert (Toronto, Harbourfront Centre)
*Concert Headliner, Mikey Bustos “Inspiration” Solo Concert (Toronto, Toronto Chinese Cultural Centre)
*Appearance as Special Guest on Philippine IDOL Season 1 in Manila
*Featured in a commercial for

Lyrics

Every Time My Heart Beats

Written By: Mikey Bustos

Everytime My Heart Beats
A song about the common denominator of love and a song for the fans...
(lyrics by Mikey Bustos)

In my heart… You’re always in my heart.
This is a song for those who believe in me.

The road was long. Some nights were cold but you were always there for me.
And so I wrote this song I have called “Every Time My Heart Beats”
‘Cause every joyous moment that goes by for me, I know that not far, in perfect time we share the exact same beating of our living hearts.

Chorus:

Every time my heart beats I,
Know deep inside
We’re all exactly the same
It’s love that runs within our blood
And always shows us the way
And I now am me now
‘Cause you could feel from the start
Every fearless purpose
I feel deep inside of my heart
Every time it beats

I have always said that the best F words in
My vocabulary have always been my friends, my fans, and my precious family
Because they all know as I have grown why I’ve always played my part
We share the same love and the same dreams of
Making that difference with heart

(Chorus)

As long as hearts will beat lifelong
The passion won’t ever subside
As long as you hear my song
And feel what I’m feeling inside
I’ll think of you, ‘cause in you.
I too will feel what it means.
And I will continue still and awaken my heart through our dreams.

(Chorus)

Every time it beats… I know… I love you… and you love me… Mmm…

If It Feels Good Then We Should

Written By: Mikey Bustos

If It Feels Good Then We Should
A song about following your bliss...
(lyrics by Mikey Bustos)

I'm fly, sipping on my sangria,
soaking in the stimuli, flexing on the pati-ati-o
Suddenly, I catch you looking at me,
I'll be rolling up my sleeve
Something's telling me to make the move
It's all good, 'cause life is so good,
Life is so good when you live by your feeling and you never say you could'a
Let me be your Buddha
If you're in the mood and all your wits are telling you to taste it, girl, it's all good.

I can see it in your eyes, it's scaring you to need it so bad
Let me tell you it's okay, 'cause if your heart says yes then grab it real good.

Chorus:

If it's making us smile
If it's pimping our style
If it's driving us wild
Only logical that we should
Maybe friends will say no
Maybe Momma say don't
As a rule I say yo,
If it feels good then we should

I've learned yes this crazy world will turn,
But tell me what have you earned, by denying joy-oy-oy
Touch me, show me you're my baby.
I'm your king and you're my queen.
This kingdom is ours and we can only make good.

'Cause life is so good, Life is so good
When you live by your feeling and you never say you should'a
Take it from your Buddha
If you're in the mood and all your wits are telling you to taste it, girl, it's all good

I can see it in your eyes, it's scaring you to need it so bad
Let me tell you it's okay, 'cause if your heart says yes then grab it real good.

(repeat Chorus)

Come, baby, hit the spot
Get your lollipop
Ride it, baby, sweet on top
Get your lollipop
Come, baby, hit the spot
Get your lollipop
Ride it, baby, sweet on top
Get your lolli*pop*

Take all that you can get
Girl, you deserve it
Promise you will not regret
Take it bit by bit
Take all that you can get
Girl, you deserve it
Promise you will not regret
Take it bit by bit

(Repeat chorus X2)

One Song At A Time

Written By: Mikey Bustos

One Song At A Time
A song about divine purpose...
(lyrics by Mikey Bustos)

They told me "Don't believe in heroes now"
They mocked me "Boy, get your head out the clouds"
And they called it just a dream of fools
Some were laughing, others just so cruel.
And they doubted me
expecting my hopes to fade away with time
But inside of me, the choirs of heaven sang to promise me
Just who I was to become

Now I am a witness to the power
Of following the voice inside that cried out loud to listen
And now with the force of a million
I must stick to my word and show the world
What I believed all this time
That I could save the world
one song at a time

I step above the clouds
And this time I live that promise now
With courage and love in every word
It's an answer to dreamers of the world
'Cause every person has a voice of power inside
Speaking truths that they must believe
And when you hear that call and allow it to guide you on
The heavens will be on your side

Now I am a witness to the power
Of following the voice inside that cried out loud to listen
And now with the force of a million
I must stick to my word and show the world
What I believed all this time
That I was born to save the world
one song at a time

All I Need Is Me

Written By: Mikey Bustos

All I Need Is Me
A song about exclusive resources in the mind...
(lyrics by Mikey Bustos)

Baby, I’ll be rocking. Backing up my talk as I’m
Walking to the top I feel so hot, I cannot stop uh-huh
Yesterday was crying, now I’m freaking flying
Smiling, I’m styling, baby, I got myself covered

All I need is me, all I need is me (X4)

I know you’re trying to figure out
How this wicked came about
Give me none or give me some
All I need is number one, number one
Rule number one, one, one
I got all I need to get it done, done, done
Done, done, done, done, done, done, done
I got all I need to get it done, done, done

All I need is me, all I need is me (X2)
I just let it go baby, you can let it go, baby
I just let it flow, baby, you can let it flow
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go
You can let it flow, let it flow, let it flow
You can let it go, let it go, let it go
You can let it flow, let it flow, let it flow

You can see it in my eyes
There are powers in my mind
Call me cocky maybe so
I know something you don’t know
You don’t know, no, you don’t know, know, know
Memoirs of a superhero, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, baby, oh, oh, oh
Memoirs of a superhero

Baby, I’ll be rocking. Backing up my talk as I’m
Walking to the top I feel so hot, I cannot stop uh-huh
Yesterday was crying, now I’m freaking flying
Smiling, I’m styling, baby, I got myself covered

All I need is me, all I need is me (X2)
I just let it go baby, you can let it go, baby
I just let it flow, baby, you can let it flow
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go
You can let it flow, let it flow, let it flow
You can let it go, let it go, let it go
You can let it flow, let it flow, let it flow
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go
You can let it flow, let it flow, let it flow
You can let it go, let it go, let it go
You can let it flow, let it flow, let it flow

All I need is me, all I need is me…

Revive Our Love

Written By: Mikey Bustos

Revive Our Love
A song about reconciliation and love...
(lyrics by Mikey Bustos)

Ooh... Shoodoo...
Come back home...
Come back home... Ooh.

I'm thinkin' about how people used to say
Just look at those two love birds spending the time away
Like nothing ever mattered
I'm thinkin' about how I would hold your hand
And whisper my sweet nothings in your ear
Forever was ours that was the plan that we
Never followed through, like we were supposed to do.
Now you've found somebody else, I know don't compare to me,
The one who won your heart, and wants to make a new start.
Let me be the one to show you, girl.

Chorus:

Take us back to the sweet dreams of all our dreams of love
When you and I were together. True love lasts forever,
And when he finally disappears just know you can find love here
It's time to revive our love, Time to revive our love.

I know you hold on to fears that relive the past,
But the past is exactly that and for that I'm telling you I'm sorry.
'Cause it's time to move on and start a fresh new page of a chapter
Happily after all this time apart. The hurting is over, my heart's taking over,
'Cause I've made my mistakes, a million and one to date
And now you've found somebody else, we both know he ain't like me,
The one who made you happy almost effortlessly
Bring life back to the love, baby.

(Repeat chorus)

And when the moment comes, you realize he's not the one
Who made you feel inside, that love you felt when you and I were one.
I look at you and him. You're two not one within.
It's so plain to see your love was meant for me.

(Repeat chorus X2)

I'm thinking about, how people used to say,
Just look at those two love birds.

Be Mine At Christmas Time

Written By: Mikey Bustos

Be Mine At Christmas Time
(lyrics by Mikey Bustos)

Verse 1:
Every Christmas night was so beautiful with snow so white
Was always magical as the fire danced with glee and the carollers sang for me
But every year amidst the winter cold with no one here to warm a lonesome soul
Oh the silent nights were just too much, but suddenly this year with one touch

Chorus:
I dream of spending a Christmas in love.
Each year this heart beat alone
Baby, come make it a home
Be mine at Christmas time

Verse 2:
I've wrapped a million presents in the past for a million mere acquaintances
But this year I’m ready to give someone that ultimate gift
You’ll find my love wrapped in truthfulness, all tied with bows of strength and promises
To love you for Christmases to come, deep inside I know you’re the one

(Chorus)

Bridge:
I’m ready for love,
So are the angels above
Singing for us on this eve
To see if you’ll fulfill the dream, oh

(Chorus X3)

Damn! These Powers

Written By: Mikey Bustos

Damn! These Powers
A song about divine source capability...
(lyrics by Mikey Bustos)

Damn! These powers I don’t know what it is
I got something, gets them rocking
Hypnotize them, oh, I already did
Using my powers, I’m a get ‘em now woah
They listen to the vibe that I got
Turn it up, baby, they’re getting crazy
I’m a superhero flying to the top
DJ, spin it up, up and away, woah

Once upon a time was an average Joe
Looking at me you’d never ever know
My little secret, Oh, I could no longer keep it (oh)
I found myself freakin’ on the line
I showed the world what I had inside
When I sang hi, all the girls said Ayayayay!

Banging in the club I’m super strong
My super powers last all night long
Ladies getting crazy. I’m a make them dirty dance for me, baby.
I love being their superhero, their super powerful Pinoy garcon
I’m a let it go. You can let it flow

Get, get down. Touch the ground. Ride it, baby, take it home
Let the music shake your bones
And own it, own it, own it
I’m a jump on it, on it, on it
And own it, own it, own it
I’m a jump on it, on it, on it (X2)

Invincible

Written By: Mikey Bustos

Invincible
A song about resilience, trust in well-being, and using the contrast of negative experiences to direct oneself towards triumph...
(lyrics by Mikey Bustos)

I’ve seen way to many wars, hid too many scars
And I’ve been there, to the place of fear,
To the land enemies bear
Sticks and stones, they tried to break my bones
But they didn’t know of my lives I’ve lived in my history

My name is eternity,
I live on and on,
I live for infinite
As I’m moving on
Banging to my victory song
I see destiny has come with me and
I know I am so invincible

I’ve learned once you have been burned
It’s a piece of armour earned
With more fear comes a sharper spear
To help you persevere and
Use these tools to conquer the night
To revive our light when you find powers in your mind
You can be like me. My name is eternity.

Nothing in my way. I’m legendary.
Power of a million soldiers I’m unstoppable
Deep within my soul. Omens told me so.
Power of a million soldiers I’m unstoppable.
Oh, I live on and on. Won’t dash my foot against a stone.
I return to be born again and free
Power of a million soldiers I’m unstoppable.

Letting Go

Written By: Mikey Bustos

Letting Go

A song about releasing grudges...
(lyrics by Mikey Bustos)

Days gone by reliving the battles I fought last
Time passes by in my mind like the storms
That traveled from distant skies
And the knife that I brandished for years
To bring you anguish and to bring you tears
By way of the voodoo doll on my wall
To make you feel all I felt from my fall

It no longer brings me pleasure
As much as it used to do
I've realized it was just a war
With an idea
And nothing to do with you
I’m letting go

No more blame, baby, I’ll be washing blood from your name
I have learned forgiving one don’t mean that they’ve won
And doesn’t mean I condone what they’ve done
The past it no longer holds me captive
I’m stronger I’m reclaiming my power to recover
Ooh and the burn has subsided memories of your smile
have taken over the dark in my heart

I’ve been silly to play the game
Waiting in vain for me to be satisfied
Woah, it was just a war with an idea
And something I fought inside
I’m letting go

Letting go. I’ll set you free ‘cause now I see.
All this time gave you power over me.

I’m so sorry it took so long just to move on
And finally get back to me
And so here I stand
Come take my hand
I’m ready to love you again
By letting go…

Oh… I’m letting go… oh…

The Only One

Written By: Mikey Bustos

The Only One
A song about universal abundance...
(lyrics by Mikey Bustos)

Through the lights and makeup
Photos that were blown up they go nuts
So glamorous
Blinging singing for the fans
Autographs and shaking hands they fuss
And it’s such a rush

I play the game of my freaking fame
Living out show business
The world as my witness
And people wonder how
Did I ever hone these powers of living big-ness
Let me share y’all this tiny secret

Don’t hate on me nor the hero you envy
If you do you’ll be sorry, keeping you from your glory, baby
I have realized in this crazy game of life
If I’m the only one who’s playing I’m the only one to win the game

When the curtains close
And my pockets full of flow I fly back home
Far from the glow
Looking in my eyes it’s my true partner in crime
Who they don’t know
Runs his won show

There’s so much for all
God, this world ain’t small
Don’t blame me for claiming
Everything I’m gaining
I’ll let you ponder why
It’s not strife that makes me flex to freaking fly
Oh it’s all inside my mind

Don’t look at me to compete with you for dreams
There’s enough living glory for each man and his story, baby
I have realized in this crazy game of life
If I’m the only one who’s playing I’m the only one to win the game

Crowd goes wild and it’s all I’ve worked for
Don’t covet the prize of a game that’s not really yours
The world’s full of great things
That you can always claim so long as you realize
We each play a separate game.

Don’t hate on me nor the hero you envy
If you do you’ll be sorry, keeping you from your glory, baby
I have realized in this crazy game of life
If I’m the only one who’s playing I’m the only one to win the game
Don’t look at me to compete with you for dreams
There’s enough living glory for each man and his story, baby
I have realized in this crazy game of life
If I’m the only one who’s playing I’m the only one to win the game

Baby, I’m the only one to win the game, if I’m the only one who’s playing.

Discography

Canadian Idol Season 1 Greatest Moments, Album 2003

Love Me Again, EP 2005

Memoirs of a Superhero, Album 2008

If It Feels Good Then We Should, Single 2009

If It Feels Good Then We Should Soul Kiss Remix, Single 2009

If It Feels Good Then We Should Adrian Jones Remix, Single 2009

All I Need Is Me, Single 2009

All I Need Is Me Adrian Jone Remix, Single 2009

All I Need Is Me Hollywood Remix, Single 2009

Be Mine At Christmas Time, Single 2009

Set List

Set list includes all of but not limited to the following (also performs a number of covers in Mikey's original style):

If It Feels Good Then We Should, Mikey Bustos
All I Need Is Me, Mikey Bustos
Invincible, Mikey Bustos
Crazy, Mikey Bustos
Revive Our Love, Mikey Bustos
One Song At A Time, Mikey Bustos
Say The Word, Mikey Bustos
Damn These Powers, Mikey Bustos
Everytime My Heart Beats, Mikey Bustos
Stand By Me, Ben E. King
Beautiful Girls, Sean Kingston
Unchained Melody, Righteous Brothers
I Believe I Can Fly, R. Kelly
No Woman No Cry, Bob Marley
Maria, Maria, Carlos Santana
Sometimes When We Touch, Dan Hill
Hello, Lionel Richie
Easy, Lionel Richie
At This Moment, Billy Vera & The Beaters
Where The Streets Have No Name, U2
Yellow, Coldplay

Mikey Bustos' set time length can range between 30 mins - 2 hour shows.