Islander front man and founder Mikey Carvajal is, on a personal level, one of the best people in the music biz. Genuine, honest, caring, hardworking… I could go on and on and on. Musically, his band is highly under-rated and his on stage performances are always heavenly.
We first met and interviewed Mikey in 2014 when Islander was touring in support of their debut album, ‘Violence & Destruction’, that featured several collaborations, including one of my all time favorite songs, “Criminals” which features friend and mentor Sonny Sandoval, front man for the Nu-Metal titans P.O.D. Since the bands explosive beginnings and non-stop touring the first couple years, a few rough patches in the road to Rock ‘n Roll tried to knock Mikey off course, but nothing could break him down.
We were very happy Islander was chosen to perform on ShipRocked 2019, the 10th Anniversary of the most kick-ass and enormously popular Rock’n cruise on the high seas. Enjoy our on camera interview aboard ShipRocked as Mischievous Mel catches up with the creator and master-mind behind Islander, the wonderful and brilliant Mikey Carvajal. Simply click this link https://youtu.be/QJzo0rxTHRA or the pic below.
Written by and photo’s by Wes “Rockwell” Anderson