When Spinlight City disbanded in 2010, after their recently completed stint on the Vans Warped Tour and amidst their recording sessions with famed producer "Infamous", it was déjä vu to MIKEI. After all, previous group Dear Dakota broke up after their single "Ode to an Ex" found it's way into regular rotation on 106.7XL, Orlando's Top 40 radio station.

Discouraged, but determined to not quit, MIKEI began writing and recording music under his own name, this time as lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist.

After multiple surgeries on his ear drum and wrist, the death of a bandmate, and several independent releases, MIKEI continues to push forward in attempt to gain new sonic boundaries and constant artistic growth.