There are people in this world you just can't keep your eyes off of. It's almost like they're always dancing around the room, juggling with fire and you're not sure what's going to happen next. You can even tell they've seen some crazy stuff, right through their eyes. Mickey Avalon is that guy.
Mickey has quite the history of personal pain and triumph which comes out in his music. Growing up on the streets of Hollywood, raised by his heroin-addicted father, Mickey learned how to take care of himself, and began selling marijuana at a young age. Although he knew this wasn't the life for him, Mickey continued to face tragedy after tragedy, including the death of his father in a drunk driving accident. To escape, Mickey left California and headed north to Oregon and was married and a father by his early 20s.
It wasn't long before Mickey had to get out of Oregon, and get back to California. He acquired a heroin addiction while in Oregon, and soon found himself broke, divorced, and turning to prostitution just to get by. Knowing this was rock bottom, Mickey moved in with his sister in Hollywood and both vowed to recover from their addiction together. Unfortunately tragedy struck Mickey's life again when his sister relapsed and overdoesd on heroin.
Deciding that this was not the life he wanted to lead, Mickey got back on track. He moved in to a sobriety living home, and began pursuing passions he had forgotten admist his drug use. He met an ex-MTV VJ Dirt Nast and the two became friends. Dirt Nast encouraged Mickey to get back in to hip hop, and the two began to work together. Mickey was on a strict curfew for his sober living home, so Dirt Nast began passing out demos for Mickey at Hollywood nightclubs. His popularity grew, and Mickey began selling out California clubs, landing him a record deal with Interscope Records due to his unique writing style and addicting live show.
It's clear that Mickey's journey was not easy, but he definitely triumphed over all. Mickey can turn any room in to a party and that's just what he'll be doing this Saturday at Saint Rocke.
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