TWIST just chatted with Mikey Deleasa! He spilled all the deets about his upcoming tour and hanging out with the Jonas Brothers on Married to Jonas. Watch Mikey's exclusive performance for TWIST and check out our Q&A below!
TWIST: Hi Mikey! Can you tell us about your upcoming tour?
Mikey Deleasa: I actually just found out about it! I'm doing some shows with Ryan Cabrera, and I'm definitely very excited about it! It starts in Connecticut and ends in Tennessee on November 7th.
TWIST: What do you have to bring with you when you're on tour?
Mikey Deleasa: I definitely need my phone when I'm on tour. But I'm pretty simple for the most part. I like to have my pillow. That's important! I will not use any hotel pillow or anything like that. I'm a man who knows his pillow very well.
TWIST: What's the songwriting process like for you?
Mikey Deleasa: I'll wind up starting an idea on my own and then I'll either bring it to the guys in the band or a producer. Sometimes I'll have a lyric that I really want to use that will come to me randomly, like if I'm sitting on a subway. I'll structure a whole song around just a lyric and an idea, and it builds from there.
TWIST: Which song of yours is particularly meaningful to you?
Mikey Deleasa: They're certainly all very meaningful. "It's Too Late" is definitely a song that gets me each time. That one was about being out in California while the other person was on the east coast and trying to deal with all that. That song always makes me reflect on that situation.
TWIST: How did you get started in music?
Mikey Deleasa: I've been playing since I was young. I started my first band in middle school, then just kept going with it. I had a band in high school. When college came, I parted ways with them and started a new band. While I was doing that I was working on a solo record. Some one out in LA heard the record, and he called me and said, "Hey, come out to LA. Let's do some work together." In two months I was moving out to LA.
TWIST: What's it like being on Married to Jonas?
Mikey Deleasa: Married to Jonas, it was fun. I never thought in a million years that I would be on a reality show. But it was definitely a fun experience to be back around my family.
TWIST: What's your relationship with the Jonas Brothers like?
Mikey Deleasa: Kevin and his brothers are great. Me and Kevin naturally are very close, he's my brother-in-law. Joe and I have a really great relationship. Then Nick is the workhorse. He's always working, but when he and I get to hang out it's fun as well.
TWIST: What's next for you?
Mikey Deleasa: I have the tour coming up. I'm going to be releasing a coffee table book with all the songs in it, all the artwork, and some additional photos from touring and the studio. I've also been doing a lot of writing, so I'm hopefully going to be having an EP out soon. Hopefully around February, but we'll see.
TWIST: Thanks for chatting with us Mikey!
Mikey Deleasa: Thanks!
Photo courtesy of Danielle Pozsonyi