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Live at The Cameron House

The Cameron House, 408 Queen St W, Toronto

"The Australian born, Canadian based country singer Mikhail Laxton has revealed his most personal collection of songs to date. The whole record is flawless, from the production to Laxton’s vocals, he has a lovely tone to his voice which soothes and comforts. The 12-track record is a must-have in any country music fans collection." - Maverick Magazine.

Marshall Veroni, a contemporary folk singer-songwriter from Ontario with a sound that rings with a raw honesty about the human condition.”

You can find his music on all streaming platforms. My top choice is his track “We met”.

“Mikhail Laxton, an Australian - singer-songwriter and record-maker that proves he has a lot more to recommend him than simply his ability to tear hearts in two using only his vocal cords. Mikhail delivers an excellent live set, the soul influences are still there but delivered in a country style.” - @redguitarmusic

The BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival is pleased to present an evening with Mikhail Laxton.

As 2020 got underway, Ottawa-based singer/songwriter Mikhail Laxton was set to open the next chapter of his life with the release of his debut EP, Real, a collection of Soul-folk gems. But what should have been the wider world’s introduction to the Australian-born artist’s immense talent—already established in his homeland through appearances on Australia’s version of The Voice—was lost in the cacophony of pandemic confusion.

Mikhail coped the only way he could, by wiping the slate clean and re-emerging with a new crop of songs drawn from the core of his being. His new album is simply entitled Mikhail Laxton, because it is who he is.

The contrast between his first EP and Mikhail Laxton is striking. On “Something That Was Gone” he takes stock of the past two years in meditative fashion, almost as if channelling Otis Redding’s “Dock Of The Bay.” “Maybe It’s A Good Thing” continues in that vein, suggesting that change always brings hope, regardless of the circumstances. Meanwhile, other tracks take Mikhail’s sound in new directions, such as the deep country-Soul of “Streams,” the sultry, vintage R&B of “Slow Motion,” and the driving rock of “Leaving You With Less.”

Not only does Mikhail Laxton fulfill the promise of his debut, it firmly establishes him as one of the most vital new voices within the Canadian music scene. No matter what genre labels are placed upon him, there can be no disputing that Mikhail Laxton has his own timeless sound, the product of a unique life experience.


Live At Closing The Gap Day

Adelaide Showgrounds, Adelaide, South Australia

Over the last 4 years living in Canada I've been working my butt off pursuing my music career and to become a better singer- songwriter. Although it's been amazing, I miss my land and I miss my people.

And I'm super-excited to announce that in just a few short weeks I'll be leaving the icy grip of the Canadian winter for the warm sun-soaked shores of Australia. On March 19th you'll find me on stage at The Adelaide Showgrounds singing my heart out for my mob in celebration of Closing the Gap Day 2020 presented by @SonderSA

For more info check out their Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/SonderSA/

What started as just another night of live music has now transformed into a fundraiser for my homeland. Join us on Saturday, January 25th in the Kanata taproom for a night of music and beers! $1 from the sale of every beer goes to @wiresaustralia as well as partial proceeds and 15% of all mikhail Laxton Merchandise.

Get your $15 ticket by clicking the link below or $20 at the door:


We are excited to welcome Ken Yates to the intimate stage at Neat Coffee Shop September 27th!! Featuring Special Guest Mikhail Laxton. Ken was the winner of Canadian Folk Music Awards for English Singer/Songwriter of the year and New/Emerging artist in 2017, we couldn't pass up inviting Ken to Burnstown!! Tickets on sale now, limited dinner reservations available before the show! Check him out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut6yUokLCnA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM-jQSPj-QQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LE59mKhVwOw Ken Yates

"Dying to let you go"

Laxton releases first single of debut album

An effortless blend of raw, soulful influence and gritty folk
sensibilities serve as the backbone for ‘Dying To Let You Go’, the new single from rising singer-songwriter Mikhail Laxton, out today via Acronym Records. ‘Dying To Let You Go’ is a deeply vulnerable offering from Laxton; his own father’s heart-breaking battle with addiction central to the song’s theme and perspective; delivering tender and compassionate insight into the push and pull of the disease. The first release from his forthcoming debut full-length album, ‘Dying To Let You Go’ acts as a cathartic outlet for Laxton’s past and present, all anchored by his dynamic voice; mournful, yet mighty. Laying bare the irony of how he first coped with his father’s death, Laxton reflects, “After his passing I spent the next four weeks completely wasted. Ironically all I kept thinking was why he didn’t sort it out before it got too bad. I kept imagining him when he was younger, having a conversation with himself wishing that he would have realized what he was doing and stopped.” He adds “When I was finally able to write this song, it poured out of me and at first, I had no idea what it was even about. As I finished it, it was clear. ‘Dying To Let You Go’ is that conversation. This song is written from his perspective, it’s the fairy-tale of my dad slaying his addiction. It’s him realizing that if he couldn’t let it go in time, it would take him.”

"dying to let you go" official music video