When unsigned UK singer-songwriter Mike Dignam uploaded his cover of 'Wonder' to YouTube - a collaborative track by Emeli Sande and Naughty Boy - he could never have expected to receive such glowing endorsement - from Emeli herself.
Online PR News – 21-August-2012 – Lancashire – When unsigned UK singer-songwriter Mike Dignam uploaded his cover of 'Wonder' to YouTube - a collaborative track by Emeli Sande and Naughty Boy - he could never have expected to receive such glowing endorsement - from Emeli herself.
The 2012 Brit Award winner, who has taken the music industry by storm in the last 18 months culminating in a pivotal role at the London 2012 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, took the time to contact Mike personally via Twitter with a message of support, tweeting 'Beautiful cover'.
The cover has been watched almost 1,500 times in a week and received dozens of positive comments, taking Mike's official YouTube channel over a quarter of a million views.
"It's always a great feeling to get supportive feedback from fans via social media but to get approval from Emeli herself is incredible," said Mike.
"To think that she's listened to it and enjoyed it so much that she wanted to get in touch, fills me with great confidence."
Mike's YouTube channel contains a mixture of original tracks and quirky covers and since the 'Wonder' cover went live last week he has uploaded his own version of 'Missed', a song performed by X-Factor auditionee Ella Henderson on Saturday's ITV show, receiving almost 5,000 views.
The 22-year-old artist has already supported the likes of JLS, Just Jack, Taio Cruz, Alpha Beat, Elliot Minor, Nick Harper and Joe Brooks around the UK and has two more upcoming gigs at Preston's Mad Ferret on September 2nd and a BBC 1Xtra event presented by CJ Beatz and Bianca Clayton at The Brickhouse in London on October 2nd.
In the meantime, Mike is co-writing a new album with Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists The Mend and working with renowned songwriter and record producer Elliott Kennedy. Mike is also working on his next EP which is in the pipeline for later this year, to be followed by a UK tour in 2013.
For more information, follow Mike on Twitter @MikeDignamMusic, view his YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/Mikedignammusic or visit www.mikedignam.com