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Site last updated 27 December, 2021
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MORE THAN EVER - The latest CD from MiG Ayesa
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Zairus Cervantes is a brave young man from the Philippines who was once a gifted and multi-awarded student, but then fell ill with a series of complicated illnesses from epilepsy, spontaneous pneumothorax, asthma, panic disorder and conversion disorder, paranoid schizophrenia, GERD, heart regurgitation and essential hypertension. His family has struggled to keep up with medications and treatments, as the costs escalate far beyond their means. There is very limited access to support for the family in a poor country like the Philippines, especially during these crazy Covid times.
However, Zairus somehow found MiG online and started sending him videos of him singing some classic show tunes, and asking his opinion of his performances, and asking how he could improve. One day, he decided to send MiG some poems that he wrote, and they were stunning. The lyrics of this song, IN YOUR ARMS, are a poem that Zairus wrote about his family. MiG thought it would be the perfect way to make people aware of Zairus' plight and maybe the world can help this man and his family with all their rising medical costs.
A Go Fund Me campaign was started and you can donate or share the campaign here: HELP MiG HELP ZAIRUS!
4 Aug 2021
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: AUSTRALIAN CONCERTS CANCELLED DUE TO LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS
It is regrettable to announce MiG will no longer take part in the ELTON JOHN and GEORGE MICHAEL symphony concerts in Australia in September due to the recent new lockdown restrictions. Entering Australia is extremely difficult at the moment and the uncertainty of the nature of this new outbreak resulted in future plans being on hold for now. Metropolis Touringmay still go ahead with the concerts as planned if restrictions ease in time, but will be replacing my spot in the line-up. Please check out their Website: https://metropolistouring.com/ for the latest developments with regards to these concerts. Thank you for your understanding. STAY SAFE, AUSTRALIA.
3 Aug 2021
World's collide as MiG joins the BROADWAY'S ROCK OF AGES BAND at the IOWA STATE FAIR on Aug 21. Check out the TOUR page for all the details.
14 July 2021
MiG joins the line-up for Gotta Have Faith – The Music of GEORGE MICHAEL Orchestrated for 2 concerts in Sydney (17 Sept) and Adelaide (30 Sept). See the TOUR page for details!
6 July 2021
A LITTLE BIT FAMOUS with TED MAROTTA
MiG features on this wonderful Podcast series: A LITTLE BIT FAMOUS WITH TED MAROTTA!
Intimate and authentically honest conversations with some of the most fascinating and influential people working in the music and entertainment community. Not a typical interview, this is a free-flowing, compelling, and organic conversation in which we discuss themes like failure, success, joy, creative challenges, addiction, family, grief, what drives us as artists, magic moments, hilarious anecdotes, perseverance, pursuit of the "elation quotient," life during the pandemic, and so much more.
From Ted: "MiG Ayesa, the delightful and incredibly talented star of stage and screen, and I discuss his early life in the Philippines and Australia, the life-altering importance of music and travel, his meteoric career and ultimate crash, and his second act as a successful singer and performer."
MiG joins Windborne Music as they rock the Music of Queen with a full rock band and Symphonic orchestras.
From "We Are the Champions" to "Another One Bites the Dust," the music of Queen bridged the gap between rock 'n' roll and orchestral music and led the way among the mega-bands of the 70s. MiG Ayesa channels the distinct vocals of Freddy Mercury for a "Bohemian Rhapsody" of hit after chart-smashing hit along with the DSO and a full rock band. They will rock you!
26 February 2021
YOUR SONGS - The Music of ELTON JOHN Orchestrated
MiG joins the line-up for a symphonic celebration of the music of Elton John at the majestic State Theatre in Sydney, Australia. Check out all the details on the TOUR page. Get tickets HERE!
24 February 2021
MiG is back in Sydney for a bit and ready to rock Ramblin' Rascals with Peter Northcote and the MARSALA AND COKES! This Thursday, 25th February, 2021 from 9pm. And it don't get better than...
30 December 2020
BIGGER BETTER STRONGER
MiG collaborated with Laurie Ann Davis and the amazing future superstars of 3 Stage Studios to produce this song and video for BIGGER BETTER STRONGER. It is a song of hope, a plea from children to our leaders for guidance and strength to carry on to the next year through these very difficult and uncertain pandemic times. It is a gift of positivity that we will make it through this and be bigger and better and stronger because of what we have had to suffer and endure. The future is brighter, as this will pass. Goodbye 2020, and we welcome 2021 with open arms and an open heart with a renewed sense of strength and positivity. Please share and send it to everyone. We all need a little inspiration like this...
3 October 2020
Despite all live gigs being cancelled since the dawn of this dreadful pandemic, MiG has continued to do his Isolation Collaborations with friends from all over the world. Check out the ISOLATION COLLABORATION VIDEOS page for the latest installment of DON'T STOP ME NOW!
9 July 2020
VIRTUAL BELIEVE BALL - 11 July 2020 at 7pm EST
MiG will join Rebecca Faulkenberry and Constantine Maroulis in a special online performance to at the VIRTUAL BELIEVE BALL this Saturday, 11 July, 2020 at 7pm EST. ClickHERE to watch the show live, and get ready to believe...and to never stop believing that someday, we can rid ourselves of this devastating illness. https://virtualbelieveball.org/
16 June 2020
WISH BUS USA 107.5 LIVE - SoCal Distancing
MiG will be performing live from his home for the Wish 107.5 special edition called SoCal Distancing on June 16. Be sure to check it out live at 8pm Pacific Time 11pm EDT. Click here for the link:
18 April 2020
NICK CORDERO NEEDS OUR HELP
Hey guys. This is a personal note. I hope you are all healthy and doing ok in these uncertain times. I know it's a tough time, but my good friend Nick Cordero (ROCK OF AGES, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, WAITRESS, THE TOXIC AVENGER) is fighting for his life in a hospital in LA due to this awful virus COVID-19. There is a GOFUNDME account to help his wife Amanda and son Elvis fight this with everything they got. So if you have some spare change...on behalf of them and all his friends and family, thank you! You can go to the GOFUNDME page by clicking here. Stay well and safe, and bless you all. xxx
13 March 2020
COVID-19 RELATED CANCELLATIONS
We regret to inform you that due to the Governor's mandate, Windborne's MUSIC OF QUEEN concerts in Denver, Colorado this weekend have been POSTPONED to another date this year. Please stay tuned to MiG-Music.com/tour for the latest updates.
It is also regrettable to announce that MiG will NOT be joining the HOWL AT THE MOON crew onboard the Norwegian Escape this April due to the virus crisis. Stay tuned to theTOURpage for all the latest status of upcoming MiG gigs.
28 February 2020
Check out this awesome MiG article in KALATAS! Many thanks to Violi Calvert for her continued support!
11 February 2020
MiG is about to head to Asia to perform his solo show MiG ROCKS THE BOAT aboard the majestic CRYSTAL SYMPHONY, sailing from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City. Check out the TOUR page for all the details.
THE ARTIST MATTERS
Check out MiG's feature podcast on THE ARTIST MATTERS, as Alex Rudy probes deep in his MiG interview. Click HERE to check it out!
23 September 2019
On 5 October, just 1 hour North of New York City, The Paramount Theater in Peekskill will erupt with the sound of THE BROADWAY ROCK OF AGES BAND! Check out the TOUR page for all the details!
15 September 2019
MiG teams up with the amazing Bryan Magsayo for a night of rock and funk at dHaven. Groove the night away at this awesome venue for an awesome night out!
MiG arrives in Sydney for preparations forA TRIBUTE TO GEORGE MICHAEL: a celebration of the music of the late great George Michael. MiG will perform brand new arrangements by conductor George Ellis with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, a full rock band and backing vocalists this Saturday, 7 September at The Concourse in Chatswood, Sydney. Check out the TOUR page for all the details.
Relive the magic of the late great George Michael – a pop idol superstar who recorded such toe-tapping numbers as Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go and Freedom to beautifully crafted and sentimental ballads such as Careless Whisper and Jesus to a Child.
These and other well-loved songs will be enhanced by the extraordinary colour of the Willoughby Symphony Orchestraunder the baton of one of Australia’s most versatile and effervescent conductors – the remarkable George Ellis. This performance, sure to sell out in the glorious acoustics of the Concert Hall at The Concourse, will be a concert not to be missed.
WHEN: Saturday 7 September, 7pm
WHERE: Concert Hall
PRICE: Standard A Reserve $51 Concession A Reserve $48 (Concession card must be shown) Family Pass $110 (Admits 2 adults + 2 children aged 5–15 years) Youth/Student $23 (Age: 16–26 years) Child: $15 (Age: 5–15 years)
MiG is gearing up now to fly to GUAM for the PINK BALLHEMIAN RHAPSODY. The annual PINK BALL will have a taste of rock royalty as it will all be about QUEEN! Check out the TOUR page for all the details:
22 July 2019
Check out the new HERE I GO lyric video. Shot on location in Bermuda:
Peter Bacho's award winning novel 'CEBU' is in the process of becoming a feature film, and MiG has been selected to write the soundtrack for the score. CEBU - the novel, won the AMERICAN BOOK AWARD when it was first published, and the screenplay adaption was a finalist at the BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL. The film CEBU has the potential to appeal to a world-wide audience. Never before has there ever been a film that tells the story of the people of the Philippines in the mid 20th Century. The time has come to showcase Filipino and Fil/Am talent in the mainstream. It's a family historical drama, a love story, and an action/adventure film, that just must be made.
A GOFUNDME Campaign has been set up for much need funds to get the project off the ground. So please SHARE the link below and/or DONATE (:-)) so that this amazing project may come to fruition:
MiG joins the star-studded line up for ROCK 'N' ROLL DEBAUCHERY'S'DOWN-N-DIRTY DISCO'!
After a sold-out evening in April, Rock N’ Roll Debauchery, the critically acclaimed theatrical rock experience, returns to The Cutting Room with their acclaimed experience: The Down-N-Dirty Disco!
On Monday May 14th, The RnRD Family salutes the cast of Cirque Du Soleil'sVOLTA with this performance. Our very own Darius Harper is part of both productions. His VOLTA cast member, Yann Arnaud, tragically lost his life last month, leaving behind a wife and two young children. 50% of all proceeds will be going directly to his family to help during this difficult time.
The Down-N-Dirty Disco transports audience members back to the golden era of disco with rock and roll tied into each number. Guests can expect to hear numerous classic tunes revamped in the signature Rock N’ Roll Debauchery style, as they shake their groove thing with a cast of stage and screen veterans.
Guests are invited to The Cutting Room at 7:00PM for cocktails at the bar. Doors for the special evening open at 7:00PM with performances beginning at 8:00PM. Cocktails and food will be served throughout the evening with reserved seating, standing room and more!
Guests are “highly encouraged” to dress the part as photographers will be on hand to capture your best disco looks.
Martin Nievera now joins the line up for the Pilita Corrales concert in New York, this Sunday, 29 April, to pay tribute to his father the late, great Bert Nievera, who was originally scheduled to perform at the concert. This is an event not to be missed! Check out all the details on the TOUR page.
25 April, 2018
It's been a long, cold, lonely winter, but the warm weather is beginning to break through (in the Northern Hemisphere anyway). So in preparation for the upcoming summer, here is a lyric video of the MiG summer anthem, SUMMER FEELING. Check out the new video HERE.
12 April, 2018
MiG is set to star in the new AIR SUPPLY musical ALL OUT OF LOVE. The world premiere of this production will be in Manila, at Resorts World. Check the TOUR page for all the details and links to purchase tickets. Not to be missed!
21 March, 2018
MiG will host and might even perform a song at the PILITA CORRALES Concert in New York at the Sheraton Laguardia East Hotel on 29 April. Check out the TOUR page for all the details!
6 March, 2018
Check out this new/old video on MiG's YouTube channel, from an event in New York City in 2011 for the charity LOVE 146. This is NOTHIN' YOU DO. Live at Joe's Pub.
17 December, 2017
End of the MiG App
Due to the advance of mobile technology it has been decided that the MiG APP no longer serves the purpose for it was once intended, and so it will be dissolved by the end of this year, 2017. Apologies to those who purchased the APP, but due to certain circumstances, it is no longer practical nor necessary to continue the time and effort to put into the APP. Please continue to check in on MiG-MUSIC.COM for everything MiG.
16 December, 2017
Check out this hidden gem from the FIL IT UP archives. In this never-before-seen clip, MiG attempts a 'Harana' in which he tries to woo Sophie Sumner with an original song. A British supermodel being wooed by a Fil-Aussie rockstar with a keytar in the middle of Ilocos Norte, Philippines? Take a look to see what happens...
13 December, 2017
MiG will play a live and intimate set of Holiday inspired songs in New York City at The Taste Collection, tonight at 6-8pm. Come sample the products and listen to MiGGY stuff while you shop and enjoy the ambience that is THE TASTE COLLECTION (83 Rivington St. New York, NY 10002).
13 November, 2017
MiG will guest in HAIR in Manila!
MiG will guest in Repertory Philippine's glorious revival of the hippie classic HAIR! For ONE SHOW ONLY!
Sunday, 19 November at 4:30pm. Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1. Check out all the details in the TOUR page.
The first-ever rock musical to be shown on Broadway, HAIR is Repertory Philippines’ grand musical finale to its 2017 season. Set in the turbulent '60s, Claude, an Oklahoma farm boy, finds himself joining a tribe of Central Park hippies protesting over the Vietnam War. Fighting for love, peace, and liberty, Hair’s “Aquarius,” “Easy to be Heard,” and “Let Sunshine In” later became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement.
Tickets are available in Ticketworld.com.ph or call (632)891-9999. Tickets are also available at the venue.
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Being in the final three for ROCKSTAR:INXS is really not where the road started for MiG, but just the continuation of a career that started in Sydney, Australia. Having been in many bands throughout high school, MiG (aka Miguel Ayesa) started his professional performing career as an actor in a pilot for the TV series MISSION:TOP SECRET. His next job was to play 'Ritchie Valens' in BUDDY... THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY which took him not only all around Australia but to London where he performed at THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE for Queen Elizabeth 2 and Prince Phillip, as well as entertaining Princess Diana and her two very young boy Princes. MiG continued a string of roles on many stage shows and tours, but it was when he moved back to London that things really started to take off. After a short stint in RENT, MiG was chosen to play 'Galileo Figaro' in Queen's WE WILL ROCK YOU. However his talents caught the attention of the casting agent for a new CBS TV show that was looking for a new frontman for Aussie super group INXS. MiG was flown to Los Angeles where he fought it out with the other finalists to make it to the final, where he came in third in the world-wide competition. MiG was quickly signed by Decca/Universal Music Group and his self-titled debut CD was released in the USA, Canada, Australia, Philippines and New Zealand in 2007. In the final months of 2007 MiG returned to the stage as 'Galileo Figaro' in the International Tour of WE WILL ROCK YOU, successfully completing runs in New Zealand, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, finishing in Bangkok with his debut CD being released in those respective countries. In 2008 MiG appeared in HANDEL'S MESSIAH ROCKS, which was released on CD/DVD fall of 2009, as well as airing as a PBS-TV special across the USA. In 2009 MiG launched the 'call to arms' global campaign UNITED AS ONE, helping raise awareness and desperately needed funds to the people of the Philippines affected by Typhoon Ondoy, and consequently by following typhoons that continue to cause devastating floods. In January 2010 MiG made his Broadway debut in BURN THE FLOOR, as well as in the months thereafter touring with the show to Australia, Japan, Korea, Canada, and USA. In September 2010, MiG opened the 1st National Tour of ROCK OF AGES, as the legendary rocker 'Stacee Jaxx'. March 2011 MiG returned to Broadway to reprise his role in ROCK OF AGES for the show's reopening at the Helen Hayes Theatre. December 2011 MiG returned to London to reprise his role in THRILLER LIVE. In May 2012 MiG returned to the Philippines to reprise his role as 'Stacee Jaxx' in a completely sold out new production of ROCK OF AGES. February 2013 MiG reprised his role as 'Galileo Figaro' for the 2013 WE WILL ROCK YOU 10th ANNIVERSARY WORLD ARENA TOUR, successfully completing runs in Finland, Denmark, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Croatia. June 2013 MiG returned to the Philippines for ROCK OF AGES, the 'repeat run' and also in October 2014 for a third season. 2014 also saw MiG take the QUEEN SYMPHONIC SPECTACULAR to Australia, which included totally sold out concerts at the Sydney Opera House, and after playing 'Rooster' in ANNIE in New Zealand in June of 2014, MiG announced the launch of his new TV travel reality show FIL IT UP. Co-hosted with Sophie Sumner, this show aired in January 2015. In conjunction with this, MiG released the new video for 'UNITED AS ONE'. MiG returned to the West End in November 2014 for THRILLER LIVE, which then toured Australia and New Zealand December 2014. In late 2015, MiG starred alongside Jo Ampil in the first international production of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY for Atlantis Productions in Manila. 2016 has seen MiG team up with THE TENORS OF ROCK as well as starring in his own solo show, making the rounds of ships all around the world, and 2017 is looking to be another monster year for MiG as he continues to travel the world performing in Australia, South Africa, USA, Europe and Asia. MiG is also in the process of working on new material for an upcoming album. MiG's latest album, 'MORE THAN EVER' is a culmination of years of determination and heralds the coming of age of this recording artist. Welcome to this new generation MiG Official site. Stay tuned for new songs, demos, videos, and up to the minute updates on everything 'MiG'.