A Harvard graduate with a degree in biological anthropology, Mieka has been playing venues in Boston, New York and across the country for many years. Her voice is layered with emotion and has the earthiness of Aretha Franklin, the smokiness of Billy Holiday and the modern day folk rock sounds of Patti Griffin and Neko Case.
Combined with her stellar songwriting, Mieka has already carved out a path for herself in today's music scene. Three of her songs are in rotation on NPR affiliates WUMB and WERS in Boston, MA and her song "Stronger", her first independently released radio single was added into regular rotation at Top 10 Market Tastemaker Station WBOS 92.9 FM in Boston.
Mieka was the winner of the first ever Starbucks Emerging Artist Award in September 2005 and has toured with and opened up for artists such as: Eric Clapton, Citizen Cop, Aimee Mann, Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Wyclef Jean and many others. Northeast Performer calls her "a version of Sarah McLachlan with a switchblade in her shoe."