ARIA award-winning Mic Conway is a singer, actor, musician, song writer, fire eater, magician, tap dancer, juggler and more.
Mic was born into a family of vaudeville theatre and opera. In the 1970s, together with his brother Jim Conway, Mic founded the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band. To their surprise it became a cult phenomenon, recording seven records, two of which achieved gold status. Mic also joined the legendary Pram Factory Theatre in Melbourne, creating Soapbox Circus, where he was ringmaster, musician, juggler and acrobat. In 1978 Soapbox became the now world famous Circus Oz of which Mic was a founding member.
Mic has toured across Australia, Britain, USA, New Zealand and Asia delighting audiences of all ages. He has written and recorded many albums and worked across the board in theatre, music, cabaret, television and film. His current outfit, Mic Conway’s National Junk Band is successfully touring and recording the most unique music and entertainment that “defies categorisation” (Sydney Morning Herald). Their new album “Corporate Chook” has been driving launch show audiences to the brink of hilarity and insanity.
Mic also works with The Wiggles. He is the voice of "Wags the Dog", co-writes songs, appears in their DVDs and Wiggles movie and will be touring their new show.
Recently, Mic has been touring a new duo show – “Mic Conway with Robbie Long”. Stripped back, irreverent and shameless, Mic Conway takes the stage with Robbie Long playing unusual and idiosyncratic tunes that will make your jaw drop, toes tap and sides split. In a circus of comedy, magic and music they will delight audiences with something new, something old and something in between. Material includes "Captain Matchbox" and "National Junk Band" favourites with some of Mic's "Circus Oz" antics. Robbie Long is the guitarist of choice for many festival favourites and is the current Australian Flat Pick Guitar Champion with a wicked sense of humour.
Buy Mic's CDs and records and Tshirts from his National Junk Band shop