Brighton-based singer-songwriter, Homesick Mick, is on the up having released his debut EP, 'Black Hole Friday' and there is an album to follow in the new year.
The mysterious Homesick Mick is not only a musician of intrigue, but he is also a social activist, tackling the big issues on behalf of the little guys; a sort of superhero-musician, if you will.
In conjunction with the release of his EP, Homesick Mick has been battling the pertinent topic plaguing the news of billionaire tycoon, Sir Philip Green, and the BHS pensions. The former owner of the high street clothing chain has been accused of extorting the employees of the store after selling the business for a measly £1 and making off with the money that should have gone to their pensions.
The story has received a lot of attention from the media and Homesick Mick has fought for what he believed was right by starting a social media campaign to raise awareness of Green's deceitful behaviour and also making a petition to urge him to pay back the pensions.
Homesick Mick's campaign culminated on 25th November when he took to the streets of London to protest outside Topshop, another of Philip Green's stores. The protest was a success drawing the attention of the media who came down to cover the story, and Mick hopes this will have drawn the attention of the billionaire.
Fighting the man aside, Homesick Mick's debut release gives us a taste of what to expect from his upcoming album, 'The Mysterious Abduction & Return of Homesick Mick'. His style blends hints of jazz, acoustic folk and even rock, forming a unique combination that sets Homesick Mick apart from the crowd.
'Black Hole Friday' includes the infectiously catchy 'La Troc' that will have you humming for hours, as well as the festive themed 'Prisoner to the Past'.
The EP is out now, having been released in unison with the start of the Black Friday sales, whilst 'The Mysterious Abduction & Return of Homesick Mick' will be available from 13th January 2017. Watch this space.
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Written by awarksheeri