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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Mike Hauser / my-ch house-er
Recommended if you like: Jack Johnson, Hozier, John Mayor
Story behind your band/artist name: When my family came to america a few generations back, they changed the spelling of Hauser to Houser. I decided to revert back to the German "Hauser" for the following reason. When I traveled to France, one of the most impactful moments was spent in Normandy. During my visit of a Nazi burial ground, there was someone named Hauser buried there. That was definitely a nauseating feeling knowing that my possible relatives fought for something so disgustingly cruel. Using the name will remind me that I have the ability to be cruel, and hopefully prevent me from acting so in the future.
Band Members: Mike Hauser, acoustic guitar / lead vocals/ whistling | Sie Tabron, synthesizer / piano | Beth Cannon, Lead Guitar | Devin Ganey, Bass | Joey Antico, Drums
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : College Park. I currently live here.
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1-Successfully auditioned (in Annapolis) into American Idol, later advancing to 2018's top 180
2-Opened for 2 Chainz at Maryland Stadium with The Radiographers
3-I run sound at The University of Maryland's School of Music, MilkBoy ArtHouse, and Songbyrd Music House.
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Bio:
After opening for 2 Chainz and participating on American Idol, Mike Hauser has made a name for himself in the music industry. Lionel Richie himself told Hauser "I hear a young Rod Stewart when I close my eyes". David Saslow of Atlantic Records later listened to "Memories on Polaroid", Mike's debut EP, and called So Down and Four Years "quality singles". MikeHauser and his backing band are currently playing shows in the DC area, cultivating their local fan base before branching out to other areas of the globe.
-The Soundcloud link provided is through my producer's account. Mike Hauser (the solo artist) does not operate through Soundcloud; I use bandcamp instead.
-The only song that isn't clean is "Doctor What's the Plan" which uses the F word.
Official Website URL: http://www.mikehausermusic.com/
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/mikehausermusic/
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4q1iUeQROQPOq7KhoeIWdz
Main Genre: Pop
Other Genres: singer songwriter, synth-pop, modern-crooner