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About Me

Mike Finnegan is an international music journalist, artist promoter, creative copywriter, arts and culture reporter, screenwriter, and travel writer. Most of his early life was split between New York and Galway, Ireland. He would go on to earn a degree in Creative Writing with Arts from The University of Galway where he was personally mentored by some of Ireland’s most renowned writers and journalists.

Mike began his journalism career as a freelancer while studying in Galway, where his fearless approach to high-profile, controversial, and daring projects as a budding writer earned him a position as a reporter with the New York Press Association just two years into his BA degree.

Since then, Mike has combined his passion for writing, music, travel, and the arts to pursue a career as an international music journalist, artist promoter, arts and culture reporter, and creative marketer. He has been published throughout North America, Central America, Europe, and Asia, and has promoted artists from six continents.

While Mike takes pride in scouting and promoting up-and-coming artists around the world, he has also sat down with an array of established musicians and public figures.

Some notable interviews of his include: Bob Marley's Wailers, Junior Marvin, Fatboy Slim, Zucchero Fornaciari, former Provisional IRA volunteer - turned Belfast Project Oral Historian Anthony McIntyre, John Butler Trio’s Nicky Bomba, Grammy Award Winning DJ Roger Sanchez, Hollywood Director Jon Cassar, Irish Rock staples David Keenan and Mundy, American Indie-rock and Reggae artists Trevor Hall and Nahko (of Nahko And Medicine For The People), amongst many others..

Mike is also an award-nominated screenwriter, a versatile creative marketing copywriter, and a Cambridge University certified English teacher, having taught students in Madrid, Spain, Lisbon, Portugal, and Bali, Indonesia.