October 6th, 2023

Mickey O’Brien in Halifax!

It took a lot of last minute hustle, but Mickey O’Brien finally has a show set for Halifax. The date is Oct 7 and the place is The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op. Much love to WAC for helping us make it work. The night should be big with local support from Kid Coffin and LXVNDR & Tachichi, with music from DJ Hiiighkee. What!?

October 5th, 2023

Mickey O’Brien interview with CBC

Very cool that CBC continues to support Mickey O’Brien with each release. Here is the article that appeared on their site. And click here for the audio of the interview.

October 4th, 2023

No Town Vandal and Mickey O’Brien on Bass Hit Radio Top Ten for October 2023

Very awesome to see No Town Vandal’s “Showbiz” featuring Seuss Mace (produced by Zepelin Beats) and Mickey O’Brien’s “Alchemy” featuring The Legend Adam Bomb and D-Sisive (produced by Fresh Kils) make the Bass Hit Radio Top Ten for October 2023…

October 3rd, 2023

Ital.Massive reviews Fortunato & Sean One’s “Long Road”

“It’s the kind of heavy-stomping, ghetto-rock type cut [that] grabs you up with a clenched fist, making it damn near impossible to turn away.” – Ital.Massive

A very excellent review from Ital.Massive of Fortunato & Sean One’s latest single, “Long Road”, from current album Blue Collar 2

October 2nd, 2023

The Word Is Bond reviews No Town Vandal’s “Showbiz”

“…a hard-hitting banger that dives into the unpredictable nature of the music business…”
The Word Is Bond

A short review of No Town Vandal’s “Showbiz” featuring Seuss Mace by The Word Is Bond…

October 1st, 2023

Mickey O’Brien Interview by The Sudbury Star

Big interview of Mickey O’Brien by his hometown paper, The Sudbury Star

September 29th, 2023

Mickey O’Brien’s Orebody out now!

The wait is over! The new album from Mickey O’Brien is out, and it’s his best yet. The digital provides all the basics, but if you like a little extra with your music then the physical formats are the way to go. The CD has a centrefold spread of the song covers with emotion info corresponding to the concept for each song. The vinyl has a fancy cut out window on the front cover, a poster on the inside with the cover spread and lyrics on the flip side, plus a download card lanyard. The cassette is packaged in a Maltese cross case that has the covers on the inside and the download card lanyard included. The cassette also has a bonus remix of the album on the b-side. So many great options to choose from!

For Orebody, his fifth project in five years, Mickey O’Brien takes the listener even deeper into his soul and psyche as he explores his own inner workings with each song representing a specific emotion. His process to prepare for the writing of these songs involved sitting with a psychotherapist to discuss what triggers that emotion within himself. And listening to the album, one can actually hear and feel how this blue collar MC perceives the world, like standing in his shoes for a moment in time. To provided the musical backdrop for this emotional rollercoaster, O’Brien once again taps the talents of long-time collaborator, MPC button-masher, and Juno-nominated producer Fresh Kils who crushes it on the pads and production. And as co-producer, O’Brien adds further depth to the music with live instrumentation, enlisting the assistance of Zachary Clement (keys), Geoff McCausland (violin), Anthony Rinaldi (sax), Matt Saroka (guitar), and DJ Versatile (turntables), in various combinations. The result is an album to inspire Canadian youth and the working class alike that mental health matters and healing is within reach.

Written and performed by Mickey O’Brien and featured guests
Produced by Fresh Kils
Co-produced by Mickey O’Brien
Keys by Zachary Clement 
Violin by Geoff McCausland
Sax by Anthony Rinaldi
Guitar by Matt Saroka and Fresh Kils
Cuts by DJ Versatile
Mastered by Dorc

September 27th, 2023

Freim covers No Town Vandal’s “Showbiz”

Big shout out to Freim for their coverage of No Town Vandal’s “Showbiz” featuring Seuss Mace…

September 26th, 2023

Folded Waffle covers Fortunato & Sean One’s “Long Road”

Much love to Folded Waffle for their coverage of Fortunato & Sean One’s newest single, “Long Road”.

September 25th, 2023

Roadie Music reviews No Town Vandal’s “Showbiz”

“…temos a presença de uma batida cativante e vocais bem trabalhados, rimas fortes e com uma potência admirável…” – Roadie Music

New review from Roadie Music of No Town Vandal’s “Showbiz” featuring Seuss Mace…