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Mike and Mandy

Mike Faulkner and Amanda Pajer join us from Los Angeles, California. The talented pair write and produce from their home studio, and have released splendid music created during lockdown. They rose above the pandemic blues to refocus and pursue long-buried dreams: releasing originals from home. 

When the world needs hope, these songs provide solace and release, positivity and an outlet for angst. 

Their music varies from indie-rock, new-wave, electro and dream-pop, to alternative down tempo/Lo-Fi music.

Song & Video Credits – Mike and Mandy are producer-writer-husband Michael Faulkner and singer-songwriter Amanda Pajer.

After performing and making videos of a slew of covers, “Ricochet” is their debut original single. It sums up collective COVID angst and expresses it as a bumper car ride while the main character heads for rock bottom. It’s the story of a single mother on a downward spiral, alongside a concerned school principal and a shady uber driver. She’s clearly headed for a crash. And we can’t help but listen.

About the Author
With an entrepreneurial career covering decades, Shay Drinkwalter has worked in media content creation, copywriting, and branding for over 40 years. Shay started at a local outlet now part of Metroland Media Group, covering regional sports, after a political correspondent at the local and national level. For a two-decade span, she was a stockbroker and then executive of a national securities firm, meanwhile providing content for periodicals, newsletters, national corporations, and not-for-profits. She is a founding member of the Canadian Freelance Guild/CWA, a former radio show host, and co-founder/editor of a local digital news platform. Shay is a publicist and curator for a UK indie platform. She covers artists of all genres, from around the globe. She provides popular music content for an NYC content firm. Additionally, she writes for music, literary, and foodie blogs. Shay’s blog, thebuzzr, promotes independent artists. Feedspot recognized the blog in its 2020 Top 20 Music Marketing blogs. When not writing, through The Buzz Roll Media™ she engages in publicity (PR), content creation, and creative media for indie artists, bands & venues. Another project, Buzzr Stagewear, creates stage wear for bands & artists. (a bit busy, yet loves it) For most of her story, she was a big city lady. In contrast, she now writes, podcasts & creates from her home studio situated in rural Ontario.

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