Review - performance Go Music Tour on October 6th, 2023:
" 'I haven't heard a voice like that in a long time', exclaimed a man in the audience. Michael Antony Austin does indeed have an exceptional velvety voice, which he used at Go Music's concert on Friday night in sometimes touching, sometimes uplifting, but often just wonderful ways. The own songs of the singer, who often picked up his own acoustic guitar, were also very well received. On songs like "Valentine", Austin sounded like a young John Cougar Mellencamp." Read more....

Review RockTimes music magazine - performance Go Music Tour on October 2nd, 2023:
"Michael Antony Austin, originally from Newcastle, probably also secured a renewed participation (on the Go Music Tour, ed.) because of his very emotional vocals. You could feel and see how he lived the lyrics of the individual songs in different emotional states. Facial expressions and body language also played a role, of course. His own rock songs struck a chord with the audience as much as the other pieces. Not for the first time, he managed to motivate the audience to sing along." Read more....

Review Countryland - performance TivoliVredenburg on June 1st, 2023:
"The audience, coming from the Netherlands, England and Germany, was treated to a brilliant show, which of course did not lack the recent single releases 'The Collier Lad's Dream' and 'Turn Around and Kiss Me'. Highlight for myself was the truly beautiful 'Ghosts Of The Tyne', a ballad of over seven minutes that moved me to tears. He's only just getting started, but Michael Antony Austin has set his foot firmly on Dutch soil with this performance at TivoliVredenburg!" Read more....

Radio program Countryland

Review Orange Flag Music:
''....New Country is hip and trendy. Big venues are selling out with artists like Luke Combs, Brad Paisley and Kane Brown. Michael Antony Austin is another Modern New Country artist. So after listening to 'It's Not the Years..., It's the Mileage', I am utterly convinced of the qualities of this artist from Newcastle upon Tyne." Read more...

Music blog Orange Flag Music

Review Real Roots Café:
"With his many performances on various stages, Austin is a more than experienced musician. From all that experience, he puts bits and pieces into his own compositions. The accompanying writing talks about country with a flavour of pop, rock and folk. Musically, that's pretty much the nail on the head. In the process, Austin puts a lot of love into his lyrics. Twelve songs in all. 'It's Not The Years... It's The Mileage' is an entertaining, well-made full-length." Read more....

Music Blog Real Roots Café


Review Music That Needs Attention:
"The always cap-topped singer-songwriter makes accessible pop, rock and folk music with a hint of country here and there. Some spaghetti western influences can even be heard at the beginning of 'What Happened to Us?'. I find Michael's voice at its best in the subdued, soulful 'Kathy (Come on Home)'." Read more....

Music blog Music That Needs Attention

Review Blues Magazine (about single 'Turn Around and Kiss Me'):
"Who doesn't know the cuddly rock CDs from the nineties, this song by Michael Antony Austin would fit excellently on such an album. Fine sensitive song provided with a nice clip" Read more....

Blues Magazine


“There are two qualities (amongst many) that stand out to me about Michael's voice: (firstly his) fearless approach to the difficulties of the music, whether he is singing Queen - where the highs and lows are no barrier, or his own compositions. The second is the clarity of his voice. His careful use of vibrato adds to the emotional sense of the music and you can hear every word clearly.“

- Peter Freestone (Freddie Mercury‘s Personal Assistant)

“In a world full of auto-tuned bots... it's so good to hear a proper singer - such a rarity these days!”

- John Young (Lifesigns, Asia, Bonnie Tyler)

“I've listened to Michael's voice for countless hours over the last 15+ years, producing, recording (and) mixing dozens of songs with him. It never ceases to amaze me. He sings bone-crushing Metal, the most heartbreaking ballads and everything in between with the same passion and without losing his uniqueness. An outstanding singer, a gifted songwriter, a great person and an even greater friend.”

- Andy Brings (Rock Musician, Producer, TV Celebrity)

“It’s great to see and hear another North East (UK) talent making his mark in music. Stick the album (It’s Not The Years… It’s The Mileage”) on and let it carry you away…”

- Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake, Award winning actor, writer and comedian)

“As two of the founding members of Prelude, Irene and I have know Michael for many years and as singers who appreciate melody and harmony we’ve always been big fans. He is one of those singers who can cross over genres effortlessly. He can rock out and then sound tender and poignant. Any group would be more than glad to have him as their main vocalist, not to mention his ability as a solo performer.”

 - Brian Hume (Singer/Songwriter & Guitarist with Prelude)

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