ACMF ‘Youth Ambassador’ Michaela Baranov advocates following your passion

At only 20 years old, recording artist, singer, guitarist & songwriter Michaela Baranov is quickly emerging as one of Sydney's most recognisable up and coming recording artists.

Not easily stereotyped, Michaela's musical stylings are reminiscent of recent Katy Perry mixed with young Natalie Imbruglia. Her songs offer guitar driven anthems, commercial hooks and poetic lyrical content.

Her debut single, 'Hurricane' is to be released nationally on October 17. There are high expectations for the single, recently winning Second place for in the world-wide John Lennon Songwriting Competition – Pop Music Category.

Despite chronic ear problems and trouble hearing, Michaela was born with a determination to succeed in the music industry. She has received acknowledgement for her talent from a young age - not just from her family and friends, but high profile industry professionals. In 2007 she was a winner in the ACMF National Songwriting Competition which gave her the opportunity and the impetus to really push forward.

Michaela is passionate about the impact music can have on people, especially kids and has filled the role of Youth Ambassador for the Australian Children's Music Foundation since 2008.

The release of her debut single will coincide with being a judge for the 2011 ACMF National Songwriting Competition alongside Ian 'Dicko' Dickson and Peter Garrett MP.

To hear the sample mix of her EP, please visit:

Communicate with Michaela:!/mbaranov

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VJ Hugh Hourigan