Upbeat music among friends

ONE local musician will never forget his western Sydney roots.

Twenty-year-old Mira was so proud of the region he decided to write a song about it — titled Blacktown.

"When I was in high school, Westpoint [was] where everybody would be," Mira said.

"I thought I would write a song about chilling in Blacktown and having fun.

"Blacktown is one of the most multicultural spots in Sydney.

"There's so many different groups and religions and I make sure my music is relatable to that."

Born in Ghana, Mira wound up calling western Sydney home after a detour via Melbourne and Canberra.

He was dubbed Miracle by his mother after a near death experience due to respiratory complications.

"I almost died, [but] my mum prayed so hard that I was spared," he said.

"So mum calls me her miracle baby."

That positive outlook on life is also reflected in his songs.

The writer/producer/recording artist prefers to keep his tunes upbeat, unlike many other artists in his genre.

"When it comes to my music I don't follow protocol," he said.

"I don't focus on what I'm meant to be doing or talking about.

"It's all about negativity, but I try to keep my music positive.

"I write about everything that has to do with me and my friends."

Before he was signed as a rapper/urban artist to Sony Music, the Kellyville resident made his way around the punk music scene.

"Most of my friends at school weren't really into hip hop, so I listened to what they listened to and went to the shows they went to at the time," he said.

"I took to playing the guitar and before long the opportunity to gig with my mates came up."

The single Party of the Year debuted at number 10 on the iTunes chart and was the number two most requested song on pay TVs Channel V.

Success hasn't dragged him completely away from western Sydney. He recently played a show at The Brewery in Rouse Hill.

Details: miracleisiller.com or facebook.com/MiracleIller.

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