Oscar Mic

Oscar Mic is Seamus Hayes. One man. one mic, one guitar, a bag full of magic and a mouth like an 808. Ed Sheeran’s abusive uncle, the Salvador Dali of rap n roll!!!! Unlikely, uncontrollable, loathing and lovable, Oscar stepped out for the first time in early 2017 and has played the Where The Wild Things Are stage at the Secret Garden Party, OXjam Islington, played alongside Verb T and Dr. Syntax at High Focus Records night, supported Dat Brass and performed at the Berlin Music Video Awards. Oscar Mic’s next single, High Speed, has been produced by The Strokes producer Gordon Raphael. ​ Having been inspired by a diverse range artists including Beck, MF Doom, US garage-rock band The Sonics, LA doo-wop act The Cadets, beatboxer Reggie Watts & Apsáalooke rapper Supaman, Oscar Mic (real name Seamus Hayes) grew up in South London with his father, an Irish actor (National Theatre, RSC) & mixed race Jamaican mother (Indian, African, Jewish) who is a teacher. He was introduced to music at the age of six when he started learning trumpet, before turning to the guitar at the age of thirteen. Having grown through Punk, Goth, 60s Retro and the Ramones in his early teens, he later got into Hip Hop and soon formed The New Infection who were played on BBC Radio 1 and gigged regularly. The band then disintegrated and Oscar Mic found the confidence to step out as a solo artist after testing a loop pedal in Denmark Street, where the shop’s staff asked him when his next gig was and what his social media links were . . . that’s it he thought; “I could, I should and I NEED to go it alone.