Having cut his teeth in the cabarets and jazz clubs of Toronto while still a teenager Micah Barnes became a well loved singer songwriter on the Queen Street scene before joining The Nylons and touring the world. Recording with the A Capella Pop act brought Micah into the global music scene and landed him in Venice Beach, California where he launched a solo career touring the U.S.which led to his #1 international club hit “Welcome To My Head” and coverage in Rolling Stone Magazine as “an Indie artist to watch”.
Returning to the jazz oriented songwriting of his earlier years has resulted in a series of critically acclaimed solo recordings including his most recent “New York Stories” (eOne Music) which saw Micah returning to tour across Canada solo and with his trio. Micah’s “New York Stories” pays homage to the rich musical history of the Big Apple with songs that describe a long distance romance using the rhythms of the Cotton Club, the Brill Building, The Apollo Theatre and classic Broadway. The first single “New York Story” shot to the top of the Jazz charts in both Canada and the USA and resulted in Micah being named the Toronto Indie Awards best Jazz Act of 2014.
Micah is currently recording a new album which will transport the listener back to the days of legendary Vegas showrooms when the worlds top entertainers worked the strip: featuring songs first recorded by Sammy Davis Jr, Tony Bennet, Nat King Cole, Mel Torme and Frank Sinatra.
Micah is also a highly respected vocal coach who has coached on CBC TV’s “How To Solve A problem Like Maria” and counts Emmy award winning actress Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) among his clients.