Born and raised on the south side of Chicago is where Mike De’Cole first heard and fell in love with music. Realizing he had a gift to sing he started listening to other greats and working on his craft.
He wrote his first song that was about heartbreak of a past love titled “Lost Without You” that gained him some notoriety. His song was heard on Reverbnation by Verizon Mobile and offered him a chance to perform at the Chicago talent showcase at Buddy Guys Legends as well as the opportunity to perform at 2013 Essence Festival.
In 2016 Mike released his debut album in title of ‘So It Was Written’, which received great reviews and exceeded his fans expectations that year he was also nominated for best R&B Soul song for his single Find A Way To Love by California’s HMMA (Hollywood music media arts). The debut album became so popular that it was recreated on vinyls, too. You can get the remastered copy, get a vinyl player from turntable.guide and listen to the mellifluous tunes. It was during the same year that Mike was discovered by The World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media (WAALM) and got introduced to the best-selling author and renowned Canadian songwriter, Mosi Dorbayani. ‘When I’m with You’, a song written by Mosi was Mike’s first international collaboration, which captured the attentions of European and North American R&B fans as targeted. Mike’s skillful vocal deliverance of ‘When I’m with You’ qualified him to get featured on CBC Music Radio in Canada and BBC Music in London.
In May 2017, WAALM officially signed the vocal artist of excellence, Mike De’cole, to team up with Mosi Dorbayani, the critically acclaimed international songwriter to record this EP album. Then in 2018 Mike teamed up with Grammy Award winning artist Jamecia Bennett Of Sounds Of Blackness to write a beautiful soulful ballad titled Man 4 Me that won the USA Songwriter competition.
Michael’s latest project entitled Simply Wonderful can be streamed on Spotify…listen to one of the top tracks below “Dedicated”.