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Coia is a Singer-Songwriter, Artist based out of Greensboro, North Carolina with alternative rock roots & refreshing hints of indie-pop. Coia combines the musical textures of Jason Mraz, with the vocal passion of artists such as Jon Foreman, Eddie Vedder, and John Mayer. Coia is currently touring the east coast on a self-made acoustic demo, Coia wrote and recorded the EP “Chasing EP,” which was released on October 9, 2020.

The album features stand-out tracks such as “Til’ the Stars Come Down” and “Feel for You” that is sure to draw attention to this quickly growing music project. Coia's shows vary between solo, acoustic performances of Mike Coia, to larger concerts where he is backed by close friends and other talented musicians.

Although Coia’s drive and love for a music show in his music, it doesn’t overshadow his passion for why he plays it. "The goal of Coia is to reflect how grateful I am to be able to make music and in that, hopefully, motivate and encourage others in their lives. I want the music I'm writing/playing to be bigger than myself."

For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!

Passionate, Melodic, Honest.

What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.

My favorite part of being an artist is performing! I love playing music live with my friends and connecting with others. It's my favorite thing ever!

Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?

For me, being in the recording studio is a mixture of anxiety and excitement. I get so worried about how the music is going to come out, but I am also insanely lucky to be hearing songs I dreamt about come to life!

Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?

If I'm not busy with music in some capacity I'm usually running or hanging out with my family.

Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?

I really admire the artists who are making music they love, not music they think will sell the most.

Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?

I can but I won't. Some things are meant to stay too personal to share :). PLUS, I genuinely think a song has more meaning to it when it's allowed to attach it's identity to the individual. These songs belong to the listener once they leave the notebook.

Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?

I have SO MUCH NEW MUSIC! At the moment, however, I am just trying to save up enough to partner with the right producer. I have an ep out that I believe in and I really want to make sure that whatever music I am fortunate enough to release stays passionate and honest. I think those 2 values require patience & a lot of hard work. All that to say- This is me being patient.

Tell us where fans can access your music.

Stream it on Spotify!


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