Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Mykeljon found his way to music and the guitar at only four years old. His natural aptitude for performing brought him the honour of playing for Queen Elizabeth II when he was eleven. Flash forward several years later, and with the steady coaching of his musically talented godmother Mykeljon was accepted into the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Brisbane. He enrolled in a five year course there and graduated as a Music Technologist in guitar and jazz.
As a Music Technologist, Mykeljon was educated not just in how to play jazz guitar but also in how to produce, compose, and arrange music. Somehow, all of this knowledge made him over qualified for the Australian job market and so he had to start up and work in his own production studio during the day, while performing in local bands at night. Through his own studio, Mykeljon performed a variety of services including recording jingles for radio and television, producing songs for other musicians, and arranging music for classic music acts of all sizes, from quartets to 50 piece orchestras.
Still looking to be more ambitious as a performer, Mykeljon decided to move to Los Angeles, California, and try his fortunes in America. The acclaim that his hundreds of performances drew eventually afforded him the chance to record at David Benoit’s 29th St. Studios, cutting the single, “You Are My Fantasy.” Record producer and world renowned pianist, Rickey Grundy was incredibly impressed by Mykeljon’s talents, stating;
"When it comes to substance Mykeljon excels… He is a natural when it comes to his craft as a songwriter, lyricist and performer. Mykeljon's material takes the listener on a passionate journey from love to social commentary to feel-good topics, all set to a variety of grooves and moods. No matter how radio tries to categorize him, Mykeljon is heartfelt soul.”
Eventually, after seven years in L.A., Mykeljon returned home to Auckland, more experienced in performing and recording than ever. He started setting to work on recording his first album, World Stood Still, which has already garnered positive reviews; Heath Andrews of ReviewYou.com rated it a perfect five stars and commented,
“Mykeljon’s style of composition and playing is unique enough to incorporate several different genres of music, primarily jazz and rhythm & blues, yet still make for a cohesively sound album, as artistically rich as it is entertaining.”
Mykeljon’s music is real, from the heart, and made by a person who loves music itself as much as he loves bringing it to others. Not only is Mykeljon a unique voice in the world of music, but a passionate one as well.