Mike Love To Play Outer Banks Brewing Station [Concert Preview]
National recording artist Mike Love will be live in concert at the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills in May.
Love was born and raised on the island of O’ahu in Hawaii and grew up in Kalama Valley. After experimenting with a few different instruments, he finally settled down on the guitar at around age 16, and soon after he started writing his own songs.
Over the years, Love has shared the stage with many of the music industry’s biggest names, including Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson.
Love has crafted a live show that continuously draws in new fans and keeps the old ones coming back for more.
You can watch Mike Love perform his very Outer Banks-friendly video “Permanent Holiday” in the player below!
On is official website, Love says: “My main musical influence came from my family and friends. I never really had any formal musical training, besides some piano lessons when I was young, so I really just learned from listening and watching. I was blessed to make music with so many talented musicians, and I really credit most of the skill and style that I’ve developed to that. I feel so lucky to have been raised in a musical family, growing up watching my Dad and Grandpa write songs, it really had a big impact on me.
“It was about 5 years ago that I played my first solo gig. I was really hesitant to do it, but we needed the money, and the timing of it made sense. After a little while I began to like the freedom of it, and also the accountability. If it didn’t sound good or the timing was off or the pitch was flat, there was no one else to blame. It really made me reevaluate myself as a musician.
“I think that was the main turning point in my career. I started thinking of new creative ways to make long shows interesting with only one musician on stage. I started to use a loop pedal to record loops live. Beatboxing, basslines, rhythm parts, harmonies, whatever I had to do to keep it interesting and unique, but stay true to myself and my musical message. That was when people really started to pay attention to what I was doing.
“I started writing all kinds of different music I had never felt free enough to write before, and I loved it. I really started to feel a more pure connection with my audience, and I noticed how much more affected they were by my music and message than ever before.
“The songs come straight through my heart and soul. It’s who I am and what I want to be and what I want to say straight from the source.”
Mike Love will be live in concert at the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills on Monday, May 11.
Showtime is at 10:30pm, and admission is just $5 at the door.