Appeared on American Idol Season 2, and winner of Portland Idol 2012, CJ Mickens offers powerhouse vocals, with eclectic musical styling. CJ Mickens offers original material as well as fantastic covers of todays modern pop & r&b. Although, CJ Mickens is a pop vocalist, with an R&B/soulful voice, his music specializes in all genres (Pop, R&B, Funk, Country, Rock, Soul, Jazz, Big Band and even Gospel).
Price Range: $100- $500
What to Expect
Powerhouse vocals, entertainment, emotional rollercoaster, fun music. Story-telling and an overall good time.
Las Vegas, NV native CJ Mickens attended Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts. It was there he discovered his true passion for creating good music. Growing up in a family grounded in the church, he began to sing and perform on a weekly basis. At an early age he's had the opportunities to sing in various parts of the country and overseas. His solo pursuit began at age 15 after moving to the Pacific Northwest. He then got involved with the NAACP ACTSO Music Program winning Gold Medal 3 years in a row advancing to New York, Baltimore, and New Orleans. During his senior year of HS he had an opportunity to work with a Christian record label which eventually moved him to Nashville, Tenn. After recording demos, record label bankruptcy and pitching to multiple managers his opportunities began to fade, moving him back home to the Pacific Northwest. In 2002, CJ Mickens had the opportunity to appear on Season 2 of American Idol, followed by 'Showtime at the Apollo' in 2004. Since then CJ Mickens has taken the opportunity of redirecting his gift in singing to reaching out and inspiring others. His main goal is to show the love that god has given him whether Gay/Straight/or Bi God doesn’t make mistakes. In 2012 he was announced the winner of Portland Idol, starred in his own show Sunday Night Soul and won a national award with his a cappella group Rezonate at the Pacific Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes.
Additional Booking Notes
Main Vocals CJ Mickens (Solo or Full Band below)
Drums, Keyboardist, Bass Player, 2 back up singers
Past Booked Events
|October 15, 2016 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Ocean Live in Concert (CJ Mickens)|
|October 02, 2016 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Athens Cabaret @Embers Ave|
|September 21, 2016 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Portlands Divas Simply Singing @Crush Bar|
Influences & Inspiration
Bruno Mars, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Beyonce, Tower Of Power,