I've been in Love with this ultra cool Chick since I was 9. Every time I think about of her out of the blue, she's dropped something new. Back in the day when she was with Rufus, I could list every song in the order it appeared on each album; I knew the lyrics of each track, even the b sides (actually more so with the b sides); I could tell you what musicians played on each track, who produced each track, and who arranged the horns and strings. Liner notes were a huge thing for me, and it's sad that's no longer a part of the listening experience. Anyways, here is her latest drop. The Bridge gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it....her high notes still soar!




I think I'm in love...with Chung ha!  She is, to coin a phrase, the X Factor!  She is a trained dancer, her vocals are on fire, and she embodies sex appeal and charisma. If this song doesn't get you on your feet, nothing will.  



About two years ago I discovered K-pop (Korean pop music).   I instantly fell in love and became a fan of this music.  Most of the songs have a smidgen of English lyrics, but as with all music, you don't need to know the language a song is made in to understand its sentiment.  As I started to listen to K-pop I became a fan of a handful of artists: Soyou, Jungiggio, the female Korean version of Destiny's Child, Gugudan; Chung Hai, HENRY, and the Michael-Jacksonesque K-pop phenomenon, Rain!  Rain is a multi-talented singer-songwriter and choreographer who also is an actor.  He sells out stadiums, and his concerts create pandemonium just like MJ did.   At 38 he dances like he's 20. His Choreography is fluid and innovative.  

Now, for those unfamiliar with K-pop, I am sure you have your doubts about the production quality, and the music itself.  I had my doubts until I heard Soyou and Jungiggio's duet, "Some."  Then, I discovered Gugudan, and then I discovered Rain, who has a new single out called "Why Don't We," a pop-dance track that will most definitely get you on your feet dancing in front of your full-length mirror.  Take a look and listen. 


Everyone Says Hi Music Video Launches! 


Hello, Folkses!   The music video for my single, "Everyone Says Hi," has finally launched on YouTube!   The video has a "homemade movie feel," thanks to the folks who submitted video selfies and those brave "random" folks on the streets of Chicago who lent their faces.   I hope you enjoy watching the music video as much as we enjoyed recording this beautiful song written and originally performed by David Bowie.  Please LIKE, and more important, SHARE it.  Also, do not forget to SUBSCRIBE to my new YouTube Channel.  More content arriving soon.  






My Post-Christmas Single! 

Hello Folkses!  It has always been my intention to use my music to help those individuals who are suffering from hunger.  So, I am thrilled to announce that very soon my post-Christmas single will be released, which will benefit The Chicago Food Depository.  

I use the term post-Christmas (even though the release is scheduled for before Christmas), because of the lyrics.  The title of the single is "The Bells of Christmas," and it is based on an 1863 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  He is encouraged, having heard the bells on Christmas day, that peace and goodwill will ultimately triumph.  

Let us, together, help feed families who are suffering from hunger.  Share this with your friends and family, and through this beautiful Christmas tune, lets make some magic happen!  


Merry Christmas,




The Wait is Over! 

Mykael's new single, "Everyone Says Hi," has finally arrived.  This David Bowie cover is a guitar-driven pop-rock ballad laced with a smidgen of country.  It's spring, it's love, it's happiness rolled up in one feel good song.  Get on over to your favorite digital music outlet and grab your copy NOW!  



Behind The Scenes of My "Everyone Says Hi" Recording Session! 

It was a great day here in Chicago at Rax Trax Recording Studio.  Thomas (engineer) was awesome, and I had my Black Chick Brigade in tow!  I am very excited to have this opportunity to cover a David Bowie song.  It is scheduled to be released on my birthday, April 18. We also laid vocals for another song titled, "A Brave Thing," which is scheduled to be released sometime in May. 

I am always fascinated by what goes on behind the closed doors of a recording session, especially when the artist is a favorite of mine. So, it is in that spirit that I share this short video clip.  Enjoy, and as always...


LovePeace&Light  --Mykael




Frist Single and Music Video on April 18, 2017! 

I am happy to announce the first single from my new album will be released on my birthday, April 18!  It's been a long time coming and I am extremely excited.  The single is titled "Everyone Says Hi," which is also a David Bowie cover; one of his lesser known songs.  Mr. Bowie's original recording is upbeat and bouncy, whereas my interpretation is more of a ballad.  I am equally excited about the music video.  Happy Times, indeed!  


I never imagined the day would come when Chaka and her siblings, Bonnie (aka Taka Boom), and Mark would make a record together.  Ladies and gents, that day has arrived!  The track titled "House of Love," was written and produced by FOMO, the duo of Shaboom Records co-founder Mark Bell (aka Blakkat) and producer Jamie Petrie (JP). Naturally, Chaka's voice is front and center of this Funk Dance-infused track, but when all three voices marry it is...well, heaven to my ears.  Check out it and see how you won't  help but to "shake your body".


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