Michael Hickey - Acoustic Soloist

  • Acoustic Musician in Gold Coast, QLD

  • Travels Nationwide
  • From $400 to $1,800
  • Available on Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

  • 21 people have checked out this act in the last fortnight. Calendars book up fast!

Gold Coast based, full-time professional singer and musician, Michael Hickey is an accomplished entertainer!
His distinctive vocal ability and guitar skills cover many genres and with his genuine personality and enchanting stage presence, Michael can completely captivate and entertain any audience of any age.

With a career spanning over 20 years, Michael instinctively knows how to read a crowd and deliver exactly what is needed for every occasion. With the experience of having performed at countless events as a soloist and in bands, you’ll be amazed at how easily Michael connects with the audience.

No matter what the occasion, you will be thoroughly entertained with Michael Hickey!




Cherie's Birthday (Adult) Party in Varsity Lakes, Oct 2019

Thank you Michael for a great night of awesome music. You really listened to our music preferences and when you arrived got to know everyone which was great. I was impressed with your sound and your talent was evident through your playing. You tailored your performance to the small venue and we Enjoyed dancing into the night. Definitely recommend Michael who provided great service and is a very talented musician.

Anthea's Corporate Event in Byron Bay, Oct 2018

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Michael Hickey is the perfect solution for your live music needs.

Michael is ideally suited for;
+ Weddings
+ Corporate Functions
+ Special Events & Celebrations
+ Cafes & Restaurants
+ Public Venues

As a Gold Coast soloist, Michael’s laid back but classic style is ideally suited for a range of scenarios including cafes, restaurant/function room environments, club venues, special birthday and anniversary celebrations and wedding services/receptions right through to corporate functions. Michael’s broad catalogue of songs offers hours of great music to suit every event. He is equally at home providing a quality background atmosphere or being the centre of attention.

You will find Michael friendly, adaptable, great to work with and well presented. From the very first point of contact right through to the end of the event, you will quickly warm to his reliable yet relaxed, no hassle and professional work ethic. Michael is a highly skilled musician and has gained decades of valuable experience in many facets of the entertainment industry. With Michael, you will have the confidence that you’ve made the right choice for your live music needs.

Michael’s attention to detail is what sets him apart. His professionalism, commitment and dedication to his craft ensure every event will be a success and guarantees satisfaction for everyone involved.

Make every occasion an event to remember with Michael Hickey!


Take a look at what others are saying about their experience with Michael Hickey...

Easternwell would like to thank Michael Hickey for providing a warm, humble experience at our recent Christmas Party. The professionalism and accommodation received from Michael leading up to the party and on the day was greatly appreciated. It was great to see colleagues enjoying the day and having a dance or sing along to the well-liked playlist Michael provided. Nothing but positive words were spoken throughout the day about Michael and his performance. Thank you again Michael for being a part of our day. (Easternwell Group – Toowoomba)

We first met Michael at Emerald Lakes Markets where we had the unexpected pleasure of witnessing an obviously very talented musician/vocalist performing to the crowd. Our usual purchasing of the vegetables was delightfully interrupted by Michael’s wonderful renditions of some of our favourite songs. We were instantly transported to a place one goes in one’s mind when you reflect back on good times had with friends while listening to skillful guitar playing coupled with easy, soft, mellow vocals. What a truly pleasant surprise to a regular shopping trip. We are thrilled to have met such a warm, talented sincere, accomplished and generous person and have since booked Michael for our own private function.
Thank you Michael! (Chris & Helen – Gold Coast)

Such a talented, amazing guy! If you want a good night out and really hear some great music, Mike is someone to follow. Such a great person and he really is one of the nicest guys. (Coreen – Gold Coast)

We cannot say thank you enough Michael for the fantastic entertainment at my parents 40th Wedding Anniversary and my Mum’s 60th Birthday. These were very special occasions for our family and the night was made even better by the atmosphere you created. You truly know how to engage the crowd and ensure everyone has a great time. We can’t wait to book you again in the future and will certainly recommend you to others. Thank you so much! (Yvette – Burleigh Waters)

Asking Michael Hickey to play at our wedding was possibly one of the best decisions we made for our day! We first heard Michael playing at Parkwood Village and instantly fell in love with his style of music, vocals & songs that he played. Michael was an absolute pleasure to have there on our day. He was always very approachable and always happy to answer questions in the weeks before.

We truly believe our day was made that much more special with Michael & his music and we received many complements from our guests about this. We can’t thank you enough Michael and we both look forward to seeing you play around the GC! (Jordan and Melinda – Pacific Pines)

We had the pleasure of having Michael Hickey perform at our venue recently. He was engaged to entertain at an evening wedding function here at Oskars, and I have to say he is very, very good! His repertoire of songs was just beautiful and so appropriate.

Michael is delightful to deal with and I would be happy to recommend him for any future functions requiring a singer. – Melanie and Kieran Daly (Proprietors – Oskars on Burleigh)

Michael… you and your band, Virtuosity are amazing!!! Our dance floor was full all night and everyone just kept telling me to lock you in for next year before this year was even over… The perfect combination!!! You are amazing performers and always so easy to work with!

Thank you for another year of outstanding entertainment and for always going over and above!!!
Melinda Swan (President at White House Celebrations | Event Planning Services – Mooloolaba, Qld)

Thank you Michael! It is unanimous that you made our Christmas party such a success! Everyone loved you & every song was great.
I hope to see you again… Merry Christmas! (Karin – Mount Nathan)

We are very happy with Michael Hickey’s music services. Performing regularly at our venue for just over 2 years now, Michael’s Sunday afternoon Acoustic Sessions is a favourite among our regulars and features very easy going music to kick back with on the deck by the waterfront and his Duo sets a lively upbeat atmosphere on a Friday night.
We find Michael a true pro! – David Orr (General Manager – Ivory Tavern)

Thank you so much Michael for the beautiful music you played last night for our daughter’s Engagement Party.
Special thanks for contributing to a magical night for Jodi and Justin. (Leona & David – Palm Beach)

We had the opportunity of working with Michael and his band, Virtuosity for back to back shows, at the Marriott Hotel on the Gold Coast, to celebrate our 20 year Club Clipsal Birthday.

Michael was a pleasure to deal with from day one. From the stage of the initial enquiry, through to the performance, he was courteous, super professional, highly organised and the band delivered two stand out shows in consecutive nights, making the event a memorable one for all. During the performance the whole band were personable and engaging. Their setlist aligned superbly with our event brief and their presence on stage made the dance floor the place to be.

I would highly recommend working with Michael and Virtuosity for your next event. – Marcus Capaldo (Manager, Customer Relations & Communications – Clipsal by Schneider Electric)

Michael, I really can’t thank you enough…! You and the Virtuosity Band not only met my expectations but you totally exceeded them! I have heard so much positive feedback about your performance from all who attended our annual International event on the Gold Coast. Thank you for making our major event such a success and thank you for all the assistance and support you provided in the lead up to the event. I can honestly say I have been singing your praises to everyone I speak to!

I will definitely be keeping you in mind for upcoming events and sincerely hope I have the opportunity to work with you again in the future. – Carla Tawil (Events and Business Communications Co-ordinator – Melaleuca of Australia & New Zealand Pty Ltd)

Thank you Michael for your music and entertainment at Orion. We were there for dinner one evening and your tunes made our night! (Christine – Springfield)

What a GREAT night…! I got the family together for a night out at Sanctuary Markets and was thoroughly entertained with the BEST music and songs. Such a great choice of music. My family’s ages range from 23 to 59 and everyone mentioned how good you were.
You are very talented… thank you Michael! (Chez – Currumbin)

I really enjoyed listening to you perform at the party Michael… You have a great sound! I loved your guitar playing and your voice is incredible. You are very easy to listen to. Thank you for entertaining us tonight! (Alto Reed – Bob Seger Band)

I just wanted to tell you once more how much I loved your performance last night. I enjoyed all of your songs and had a couple stuck in my head for hours after… Fantastic! You have such a great set list and the way you make the songs your own is incredible. Your renditions of Iris and Whataya Want From Me in particular were amazing! I love a person with guitar and voice and talent. It seems simple enough but it doesn’t always need to be complicated. My friend said it was nice to watch a performer that loves what he does rather than just sitting there going through the motions!

We will definitely keep an eye out for your upcoming gigs. Good work Michael! (Wendy – Currumbin)

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for your performance at my friend’s Birthday Bash on the Gold Coast. You kept us all entertained with your fantastic voice and a great range of songs. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family and will certainly be calling on you again.
Thanks again! (Sarah – Brisbane)

I was recommended to Mike Hickey through a mutual friend when we were planning my 50th Birthday party. And how delighted were we! Mike was an absolute gent! He came to visit the venue so we could discuss the set up, number of guests, lighting etc. and was so obliging. We explained that we just wanted a very casual arrangement of just one singer with an acoustic guitar. On the day of the event he arrived super early to set up everything perfectly.

As the evening started, Mike played lots of wonderful background music, sang lots of good tunes throughout the night and towards the end of the evening we were all having a good old sing song with him. We left Mike to choose all the songs and we were not disappointed. We could not have wished for a more brilliant entertainer! He was fabulous and all our guests raved about him.
Thank you Mike… we will be recommending you to all our family and friends for their special events! (Helen & Glenn – Palm Beach)

Such a great entertainer… My wife and I had a very enjoyable night with Michael playing in the background at a recent celebration for a friend of ours. He created a great atmosphere and was just loud enough to sing along to but still a perfect level to enjoy a chat amongst friends. We thoroughly enjoyed your performance Michael and will definitely be calling you for any of our entertainment needs in the future! (Shane – Gold Coast)

Well done Michael… A very big thank you for creating the most amazing atmosphere at our House Warming Party! All our guests were very impressed. We will definitely contact you again for any of our future events! (Annie & Jamie – Robina)

I met Mike when he was performing at a friend’s birthday party. The music he plays is just perfect for a crowd who loves the Classics as well as the Top 40. At one point he had the whole party joining in and even let one of the guests share the microphone! Having him there on his guitar definitely set the mood of the night.
Everyone had a blast and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough! (Carla Chesters – Nerang)


Here’s an Alphabetical Listing of some of the Venues Michael has performed at:

Amici – Royal Pines Resort
Arts Centre – Gold Coast
Arundel Tavern – Arundel
Avenue – Surfers Paradise
Babalou – Kingscliff
Beaudesert RSL – Beaudesert
Beenleigh Bowls & Recreation Club – Beenleigh
Bistro Chico – Main Beach
Black Angus – Sanctuary Cove
Boatshed Bar – Currumbin
Boomerang Farm Golf Club – Mudgeeraba
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre – Brisbane
Burleigh Brewing – Burleigh Heads
Burleigh Heads Golf Club – Miami
Byron Bay Services Club – Byron Bay
Byron View Farm – Ewingsdale
Cabana Bar & Lounge – Southport
Cafe Catalina – Broadwater Parklands (Southport)
Caloundra RSL – Caloundra
Cbus Super Stadium – Robina
Club Banora – Banora Point
Club Burleigh – Burleigh Heads
Club Helensvale – Helensvale
Coffee Sisters – Broadbeach Waters
Cooparoo RSL – Cooparoo
Crowne Plaza – Surfers Paradise
Currumbin RSL – Currumbin
Dayboro Showgrounds – Dayboro
Deux Belettes – Alstonville
Dublin Docks Tavern – Biggera Waters
Eagle Tavern – Eagleby
EcoStudio Fellini – Mudgeeraba
Emerald Lakes Markets – Emerald Lakes
Event Cinemas – Robina Town Centre
Flaxton Gardens – Flaxton
George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, Arkansas
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre – Broadbeach
Goodna RSL – Goodna
Greenbank RSL – Hillcrest
Gympie Showgrounds Pavilion – Gympie
Hayman’s Loft – Nashville, Tennessee
Helm Bar – Surfers Paradise
Hervey Bay Boat Club – Hervey Bay
Historic Rivermill – Mt Nathan
Ipswich RSL – Ipswich
Irish Club QLD – Brisbane
Ivory Tavern – Tweed Heads
Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club – Kingscliff
Listening Room – Nashville, Tennessee
Little Beans Cafe – Nobby Beach
Maroochy RSL – Maroochydore
Marriott Hotel – Surfers Paradise
Melbas – Surfers Paradise
Mon Komo – Redcliffe
MooMoo – Broadbeach
N3 Tapas Bar – Marina Mirage (Main Beach)
New York, New York – Hope Island
Novotel Twin Waters Resort – Sunshine Coast
Old Petrie Town – Dayboro
One50 Public House – Bundall
One One One Eagle Street – Brisbane
Oskars on Burleigh – Gold Coast
Osteria – Casuarina
Oxford 152 – Brisbane
Paddington (The Paddo) Tavern – Brisbane
Palazzo Versace – Gold Coast
Paleo Cafe – Burleigh Heads
Palm Meadows Golf Club – Carrara
Paradise Country Parklands – Nerang
Parkwood International Golf Club – Parkwood
Plantation House – Duranbah
Poorinda – Mt Nathan
Pottsville Beach Sports Club – Pottsville
Powerhouse – Brisbane
Q1 Resort & Spa – Surfers Paradise
QT Hotel – Surfers Paradise
Rhode Island Resort – Clear Island Waters
Riverlife – Brisbane
RNA Showgrounds – Brisbane
Royal On The Park – Brisbane
Royal Pines Resort – Benowa
Samsonvale Hall – Mt. Samson
Sanctuary Cove Golf Club – Sanctuary Cove
Sanctuary Cove Village Green – Sanctuary Cove
Sanctuary Markets – Currumbin Sanctuary
Seagulls Club – Tweed Heads
Sea World – Gold Coast
Sea World Nara Resort – Main Beach
Secret Garden – Byron Bay
Sirromet Winery – Mt. Cotton
Sheraton Mirage – Gold Coast
Sherwood Services Club – Sherwood
Southport RSL – Southport
Southport Sharks – Southport
Spicers – Hidden Vale – Grandchester
Springfield Orion Central – Springfield
Stamford Plaza – Brisbane
Surfers Paradise Golf Club – Clear Island Waters
Tangalooma Island Resort – Tangalooma Island
Tallebudgera SLSC – Tallebudgera
Toots 4218 – Broadbeach
Toowoomba Showgrounds – Toowoomba
Treasury Casino – Brisbane
Twin Towns – Tweed Heads
Twin Towns Juniors – Banora Point
Vino’s – Little Rock, Arkansas
Vintage Velvet – Surfers Paradise
Walrus Social House – Watermark Hotel Surfers Paradise
Waterfront Place – Brisbane
Waxy’s Irish Pub – Surfers Paradise
Wharf Tavern – Mooloolaba
Yamba Shores Tavern – Yamba

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Michael comes fully contained with his own high-quality PA (suitable for up to 400 people) or can easily adapt into a venue's in-house system.
A 2mtr square flat, dry and covered performance area with nearby 240V Mains Power is the ideal preference.
A technical rider is available upon request...

Here’s an A to Z Listing of some of Michael’s Repertoire...

A to F Songs;
20 Good Reasons – Thirsty Merc
3am – Matchbox 20
500 Miles – Proclaimers
The A Team – Ed Sheeran
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
All For You (Hard To Say) – Sister Hazel
All I Want Is You – U2
All Of Me – John Legend
All Summer Long – Kid Rock
Amazed – Lonestar
April Sun In Cuba – Dragon
Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Better Be Home Soon – Crowded House
Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin
Big Yellow Taxi – Counting Crows
Black and Gold – Sam Sparrow
Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson 5
Blame It On Me – George Ezra
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Budapest – George Ezra
Candle In The Wind – Elton John
The Captain – Casey Chambers
Celebration – Cool and the Gang
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Closer – The Chainsmokers
Cool Change – Little River Band
Count On Me – Bruno Mars
Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac
Dream Catch Me – Newton Faulkner
Drift Away – Uncle Cracker
Drops Of Jupiter – Train
Dumb Things – Paul Kelly
Every Rose Has It’s Thorn – Poison
Faith – George Michael
Fall At Your Feet – Neil Finn
Fields Of Gold – Sting
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Four Five Seconds – Rihanna/Kanye/McCartney
Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty

G to L Songs;
The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
Give It Up – KC and the Sunshine Band
Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
The Glory Of Love – Peter Cetera
Gravity – John Mayer
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You – Van Morrison
Have You Ever Seen The Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Heart Of Life – John Mayer
Heaven – Bryan Adams
Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
Hero – Enrique Iglesias
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hey, Soul Sister – Train
Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
Hold Back The River – James Bay
Holiday – Madonna (Jack Johnson Version)
Holy Grail – Hunters & Collectors
The Horses – Darryl Braithwaite
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
Hurt So Good – John Mellencamp
I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
In Repair – John Mayer
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
The King Of Wishful Thinking – Go West
Knocking On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
Lady – Modjo
Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
Let Her Go – Passenger
Let It Be – The Beatles
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainer/John Legend
Little Wonders – Rob Thomas
Lovesong – The Cure (Adele Version)

M to S Songs;
Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan
Man In The Mirror – Michael Jackson
Marry Me – Train
Moondance – Van Morrison
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett (Commitments Version)
My Girl – The Temptations
Not Over You – Gavin DeGraw
Old Time Rock n Roll – Bob Seger
One Man Band – Leo Sayer
Only Want To Be With You – Hootie And The Blowfish
People Get Ready – Jeff Beck Version ft. Sting
Price Tag – Jessie J
Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Real World – Matchbox 20
Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx
Rocket Man – Elton John
Rude – Magic
Sailing – Rod Stewart
Save Tonight – Eagle-Eye Cherry
Say – John Mayer
September – Earth, Wind and Fire
She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
She’s Got A Way – Billy Joel
Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Small Things – Rob Thomas
Somebody Like You – Keith Urban
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Steal My Girl – One Direction
Steal My Kisses – Ben Harper
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Summertime – George Gershwin
Superheroes – The Script
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynard

T to Z Songs;
Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
That’s Freedom – John Farnham
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
This – Ed Sheeran
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
Time Of Your Life – Green Day
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
Tip Of My Tongue – Diesel
To Her Door – Paul Kelly
Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
Two Princes – Spin Doctors
Under The Milky Way – The Church
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Waiting On The World To Change – John Mayer
Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & the Waves
Want To Want Me – Jason Derulo
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes
Whataya Want From Me – Adam Lambert
When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating
Why Georgia – John Mayer
Wonderwall – Oasis
Yellow – Coldplay
Yesterday – The Beatles
You And Me – Lifehouse
You Are The First, My Last, My Everything – Barry White
You May Be Right – Billy Joel
Your Love Still Brings Me To My Knees – Marcia Hines
Your Song – Elton John

Many options are available and packages can be tailored to suit based on the many variables that are specific and unique to each occasion...

For peace of mind to Venues and Event Managers, Michael carries his own Public Liability Insurance...