Mika was born in Lebanon and raised in Paris and London, hopping from country to country like a footloose hippy with his four brothers and sisters.
Coming from different background to most he found no place at school and delved into music from an early age. He started writing songs as a kid, not because of grand ambitions but because it was an easy way to tell a story, a joke and often the truth. Tell the truth in a song and people are less pissed off than if you were to say it to their face.
Mika sent out his stories to anyone and everyone, not surprisingly he often got no reply. The further he got into music the more attention he was getting for his own song writing, Mika made a choice last year and decided to go for it.
'Life In Cartoon Motion' is his first record. "It has a coming of age theme, and deals with my transition from childhood to now. What's my sound? I guess it's in the writing. I apologise in advance to the people whose stories and characters I have borrowed from. Remember, it's only a caricature," said Mika.