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UPCOMING SHOWS - 2014

March
3 - Songwriters Anonymous, Love and War in Texas, Plano TX, 7:30pm
7 - American Legion, Plano TX, 7pm
11 - SXSW, Bill Wence Promotions Stage, Austin, TX 1:00pm
12 - SXSW, Bill Wence Promotions Stage, Austin, TX 1:00pm
13 - Opening for Troy Cartwight Band, Love and War, Plano TX, 7:00pm
15 - Texas Red Hot Radio (TRHR) LIVE in studio with Stephanie, Mansfield, TX 10:00am
17 - Songwriters Anonymous, Love and War in Texas, Plano TX, 7:30pm
24 - Songwriters Anonymous, Love and War in Texas, Plano TX, 7:30pm
28 - Splitsville, Fairview TX, 7pm

February
3 - Songwriters Anonymous, Love and War in Texas, Plano TX, 7:30pm
7 - American Legion, Plano TX, 7pm
10 - Songwriters Anonymous, Love and War in Texas, Plano TX, 7:30pm
17 - Songwriters Anonymous, Love and War in Texas, Plano TX, 7:30pm
24 - Songwriters Anonymous, Love and War in Texas, Plano TX, 7:30pm
25 - Bryan Adam Joyner session, WarRoom Studios, Sherman, TX. All day
27 - Tyler Rodgers session, WarRoom Studios, Sherman, TX. All day
28 - Splitsville, Fairview TX, 7pm

January
6 - Songwriters Anonymous, Love and War in Texas, Plano TX, 7:30pm
10 - American Legion, Plano TX, 7:00pm
13 - Songwriters Anonymous, Love and War in Texas, Plano TX, 7:30pm
17 - American Legion, Plano TX, 7pm
20 - Songwriters Anonymous, Love and War in Texas, Plano TX, 7:30pm
23 - Sean Franks & Chapter 11 session, WarRoom Studios, Sherman, TX. All day
27 - Songwriters Anonymous, Love and War in Texas, Plano TX,7:30pm
29 - Private Event, Allen, TX. 6:00pm
31 - Splitsville, Fairview TX, 7pm


Front Range Records recording artist Mike Schikora’s single “You Take My Breath Away” featuring rising pop star Alyssa Bonagura…”HAS A LONG LIFE!!!!

                   Mike Schikora                                                      Alyssa Bonagura

According to promoter Bill Wence of Bill Wence Promotions in Nashville, Mike’s single, “You Take My Breath Away” a duet featuring Alyssa Bonagura…“Has a long life!” The single has landed in the top 5 and is currently at #4 on the Indie World Country Music Chart! (www.indieworldcountry.com) with over 1 million visitors!
“I was thrilled to see the latest reports and am excited to see if it continues to rise, hopeful for #1!!!! Says Mike!

Mike has been staying busy all year playing all over Texas and Oklahoma solo and with other fellow songwriters like Troy Cartwright, Byron Dowd & Clay Farmer. Lately he has teamed up with his friend and Texas songwriter Rory Payne on radio and small venue tours. Mike will be joining Rory on stage opening for Billy Joe Shaver on November 2nd!

Mike has been staying busy all year playing all over Texas and Oklahoma solo and with other fellow songwriters like Troy Cartwright, Byron Dowd & Clay Farmer. Lately he has teamed up with his friend and Texas songwriter Rory Payne on radio and small venue tours. Mike will be joining Rory on stage opening for Billy Joe Shaver on November 2nd!

 The international and national promotion campaign kicked off February 2013, and has been very successful with Americana and Main stream Country radio stations reporting to the New Music Weekly charts (www.newmusicweekly.com). During the summer Mike’s single went all the way to #16 on the national New Music Weekly Indie charts and #27 on the national New Music Weekly Main Stream Country charts!!! A total of over 75 COUNTRY STATIONS added the song and averaged a total of 1,500 weekly reported NMW spins with a reported total average of 17,000 CUME spins....PER WEEK!!!



FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Mike EP "Colorado Christmas" is still available. This acoustic of some holiday classics and original song was initially done as a thank you gesture to all the radio stations that played Mike's first single "Horses & Guitars"! Once his fans got ahold of it he couldn't keep copies on the shelf! This album is still available but online only. To download your copy now go to Mike's website at www.mikeschikora.com or itunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/colorado-christmas

Mike has been writing new music for his next album projected for release in 2014. In the meantime you can collect all three of Mike's albums, 'What's Old Is New Again', 'This Cowboy's In Love' and his last critically acclaimed album produced by Michael Bonagura of the RCA vocal group Baillie And The Boys, 'Horses & Guitars'!

 

What people are sayin….
“Mike Schikora is an amazing singer/ songwriter! I've worked with so many great talented artists over the years and I think Mike deserves to be recognized right up there with the best of them. Remarkably, his voice knows no boundaries yet always pure- delivered from the heart. His emotion spans the song of a nightingale to the power of a bull ride! All it takes is for you to listen and you will understand what I mean.”
Michael Bonagura
- Recording artist-Baillie & The Boys/songwriter/producer

“With all these kids sending rock music to Country stations these days it was a real pleasure getting some 5 Star Texas Ear Candy from Mike Schikora. Play it."
JB Cloud
99-7 KBCY, Abilene, Texas
- Afternoon Drive/2012 TRRMA Large Market Radio DJ Of Year/ Cumulus Abilene Webmaster

“I'm a minute and twenty five seconds into the tune "Horses and Guitars", and I am convinced it needs to be in rotation during my afternoon show. The show runs M-F from 3PM-6PM and showcases primarily Texas and Oklahoma artists and this track is going to fit in nicely with what we are playing! Keep up the good work brother!”
Brandon "Critter" Hardin
KECO 96.5FM, Elk City, OK
- Social Media Manager/ Host of Backroads M-F 3-6PM CST, Tradio M-F 10-11AM CST / Host of Saturday Tradio 8-9AM CST/ Host of the Sunday Morning Rush                           
                                        
 “Mike Schikora is straight up, got his **** together! I just finished doing my own CD then I play his and say….damn that sounds good! That boy can sing and write!”
Mark David Manders
- Texas songwriter/ Recording artist on Blind Nello Records/ Host of “Songwriters Anonymous” @ Love & War In Texas

“Horses & Guitars” Review
by Michael Korpiel - Social Chair/DJ “Mike and Alli Show” • KANM Student Radiowww.kanm.org/ • College Station, Texas

...“Horses & Guitars” is country music at its very best, with sweeping steel guitars, majestic melodies, and heart and soul poured into every word. The songs range from upbeat two-step hits such as “I’m Movin’ On” and “Horses & Guitars” to slow and moving romance ballads like “The Man She Sees in Me” and “You Take My Breath Away”. Pop singer Alyssa Bonagura, daughter of Michael Bonagura and Kathie Baillie of “Baillie & the Boys”, is also featured in “You Take My Breath Away”, which only strengthens to what is already incredibly beautiful. This album will touch your soul and bring out your inner cowboy. It is a necessity for every country music lover. Every song is a masterpiece. Mike Schikora is one of those few artists that will change your life. His personality is constantly happy and upbeat. His singing talent is off the charts. The songs he creates are not the cliché country song, but something more meaningful. They’re applicable to all facets of life for everyone, not just country lovers. This man was meant to be on the radio and I can’t wait to see what he’ll make next.



Making the rounds on the ROAD and in TEXAS MUSIC SCENE! Mike is been popping up in clubs hot on the Texas music scene known for playing host to quality artists and songwriters in northern Texas this year like Mark David Manders, Max Stalling, Jay Johnson & Rod Ballou!
Mike is also touring combining radio tours with venue dates on the road in TX, OK, TN, IN, NC, AL, GE, MS, FL, CO, MT, WY and wherever else they’ll have him! 

Schikora is the real deal—a dying breed of ranchers/cowboys and a Rocky Mountain horseman. He rode his horse twice over the Continental Divide, started a Half Arabian Sport horse breeding business and continues to write songs for his publishing company, Tuck And Go Music.

He stays humble and true to his country roots with musical influences including Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer, Boots Randolph, Billie Holiday and The Judds.

 

 

Label:
Front Range Records
Fairview, TX 75069
720-837-3270
mscocowboy@yahoo.com

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Radio Promotion:
Bill Wence
Nolensville, TN 37135
615-776-2060
billwencepro@earthlink.net
www.billwencepromotions.com

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