What is your names?
Michael Butera

What is your genre of music?
Pop /Indie-pop

Give us a little bio about you.
I’m from Melbourne, Australia. I started singing at age 6 and then began to teach myself piano at 11 years old, which is when I wrote my first song. In 2010, I moved over to Canada to pursue my music career which enabled me to work with record labels in Montreal, Chicago and New York and was fortunate enough to release 3 singles while in North America and perform in different cities. After almost 7 years abroad, I returned back to Australia where I took a break from music and am now making a return with my new single “The Green Garden”

What made you go into music?
I have always had a love for music, but my Mum was the one who pushed me into doing singing lessons at the age of 6 and that got the ball rolling.

Are you a signed?

You released your single ‘The Green Garden ’, tell us more about the single.
It’s a song that means a lot to me and I wanted to release it at the right time when I knew It could get a decent reception. It’s been my baby for a while and I wanted to make sure she had an opportunity to shine. I wrote it while I was in Canada and finally got to bring it to life once I was back in Australia.

What is the meaning behind ‘The Green Garden’?
It’s a happily ever after song set in a fantasy world of your own capable imagination. When you are so in love with someone that you only want them and they are your whole world. This love borders on obsession and passion and can be pure bliss. Everyone will have their own version of a happy ever after story with someone they hold dear.

Describe the track in two words.
Cinematic, Romantic

Who did you work with on the Single?
I wrote the song alone but It was produced in Melbourne with great producers ENTENTE Music

Will we see a music video for the track?
Most likely a lyric video coming soon.

Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect?
I am hoping to have an EP ready for early to mid 2021. I’m sure it will have more hooks that I fell in love with and many more cinematic feels as I am quite a fan of that.

Do you have any online shows coming up?
I will be doing a little acoustic set on the SCENES media Facebook page on August 1st at 8pm EST

If so where can we find the links?

What else can we expect in 2020?
Besides releasing an EP, I would love to be able to head over to the UK and USA to do some live shows. This will of course depend on the state of the world and if there are any travel restrictions in place.

Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
I am working with a local Melbourne duo on some upcoming music, which I’m excited about

Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
I would be very open to the idea and they should contact me through one of my social media platforms

Do you play any instruments?
I play piano

Who are your influences?
I’ve been inspired by so many including Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Vanessa Amorosi, Shania Twain, Coldplay, OneRepublic, Stevie Wonder. The list goes on.

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Sometimes the inspiration comes from real life events or experiences and sometimes I try and put myself in the shoes of others and write from a perspective that I haven’t particularly experienced.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Still making music

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I enjoy a good film. I visit the cinema regularly. I enjoy a great mystery novel when I’m relaxing and I’m also a little bit of a tech geek and love my VR headset a lot

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
I don’t think I would be able to pick one song that has inspired me or pushed me in any way. Music is just a powerful thing and lots of songs can inspire to make us feel motivated and determined.

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Whatever you surround yourself with is what you will become.

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Be yourself cause no one can be you as good as you!

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Keep Going!

Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?
2/ Who do you see first? Family
3/What do you eat first? Thai Chicken Curry

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
-The lyrics
-Warming up before hand
-What time you need to be on and off
-Mention your socials
-wear comfortable clothing

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

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