After extensive childhood training in classical piano, dance singing and gymnastics, at age 16, Mia was offered a place at The Arts Educational Schools in London.
Theatre and TV credits
Since graduating in 1996, along with title roles in numerous UK pantos, Mias professional theatrical credits include Sandy in Paul Kerrysons Rock Hard at the Arts Theatre, Sunset Boulevard with Petula Clarke at Londons west end Adelphi theatre, Frenchie and Rizzo in the national tour of Grease, Mia also played Alma in Apollos national tour of Summer Holiday. Television credits include EFSs Singing English, Jannie in the TV series of The Bill Rocky in the feature film The Messages in between.
Mia also spent 3 years presenting Channel 4s Dance Music Television (DMTV)
Mias Main ambitions fell within the music industry she was lead vocalist for the London Dance band Stone Drive playing major venues in London and the UK. She recorded 2 singles for mainstream dance album Havin It, and released an EP that topped the UK DJ dance charts, called Free. Her next album was Virtual Glam which was picked up by Paul Coussins Polydor . Under Coussins guidance Mia and her sister Laura, who had just come out of a 3 year deal with Mercury Records with her band Kick Angel joined forces in 2002. They both had the same training, both songwriters, played the piano and loved to sing. Originally it all started with Coussins developing a musical about Carol King and her album Tapestry. Once working together, they started to write together. The two sisters started writing together under the management of Andros Georgio, who had previously managed George Michael for 15 years. They were offered a publishing deal from Universal and started writing for the likes of Anastasia, Hayley Westenra and Blue. Under the guidance of Sony’s Nick Raymonde, they have been working with different producers and artists, and in and out of recording studios ever since.