One of the greatest things about platforms such as YouTube is that it allows us to witness the performances of incredibly talented individuals around the world far earlier than if we had to wait for them to be “discovered”. A perfect example is Mia Black, an incredibly talented singer from Ireland.
Mia was born on the 18th of December 2006 in Galway, Ireland, into a very musical family. Her grandfather Gerry Black played with three different bands: The Hilton, The Finnavons and Gerry Black & The Seasons. She is also the great-niece of Mickey O’Neill, who played with legendary Irish singer Brendan Bowyer and also the band The Swarbriggs.
From a young age, Mia had an aptitude for music. Before she could even speak, her dad noticed she was humming at the same frequency as the dial tone on the phone. As she grew older, Mia continued her humming and later began to sing along with songs. Mia mentions that YouTube was really helpful as a way of learning songs too.
Mia’s musical career began when she was just seven years old. She performed concerts, in musicals in theatres and as a performer at weddings. When she became a little older, although still only eleven, she also took her music outdoors, busking on the streets in Galway. She credits busking with giving her the confidence to perform on stage.
As all up and coming musicians seem to nowadays, Mia started making videos for social media, particularly YouTube. Mia has her own channel, which has almost 95,000 subscribers. Her most popular video to date is a cover of Ed Sheeran’s Perfect, which has been viewed 3.3 million times. Her combined videos have clocked up over 8.3 million views.
Mia’s channel is not the only place her fame is spreading. She also features regularly on the Dublin City Today channel, and these videos have been viewed over 10 million times. It’s little wonder her fame goes way beyond the borders of her native Ireland.
Recently, Mia was invited by the most followed band in America, “Boyce Avenue”, to come over to Florida and record two cover videos with “Interval 941”. The members of Interval 941 are the sons of members of Boyce Avenue, so this invitation makes sense. The video has been pretty popular, so it may not be long until Mia is as popular in the USA as she is in Ireland.
YouTube is not the only proof of this amazing girl’s talent. Mia has already recorded an impressive four demo CDs, two recorded in a studio and two of her live performances. Again, we have to remind ourselves that this young lady isn’t yet fifteen! To expand her musical abilities, she is also learning to play the ukulele and the guitar, as well as working on original songs with a view to making an album one day.
As Mia is so young, she hasn’t begun dating yet, and with so many plans for the future, she may need to keep romance on the back burner. When asked what she’d be if she weren’t a musician, Mia said she loves to act, so probably an actress. It looks like she’s going to be a busy girl! What are Mia’s plans for the future? Let’s let Mia tell you herself. “Hopefully writing good music with a good message and acting.”
If you haven’t heard Mia sing yet, it’s time you did. Check out one of her most popular videos, singing the Calum Scott hit, “You Are The Reason”. If you want to see more from this very talented young lady subscribe to her YouTube channel or follow her on Facebook.