Mig Ayesa was one of the three finalists out of 15 hopefuls who competed on the first season of the hit CBS-TV series ROCKSTAR: INXS. An audience favorite, he wowed viewers with his powerful vocals, commanding stage presence and overall raw talent. Mig didn't land the spot of lead singer, but he did garner his own recording deal with Universal.
The self-titled album MiG, was released on Decca in March 2007. A collection of classic and contemporary rock and roll staples, the record showcases fresh interpretations of Mig's favorite songs including The Police's "Wrapped Around Your Finger," The Rolling Stones' "Angie," Green Day's "Wake Me Up When September Ends," David Bowie's "Life On Mars" and "Baby I Love Your Way," featuring a guest performance by Peter Frampton himself.
Born in the Philippines and raised in Australia, Mig settled in London for several years making a name for himself in musical theater. The young singer played the lead in Queen's We Will Rock You and also starred in the smash hit musical Rent. Having done the band circuit earlier in his native Australia, he later pursued dreams of a solo career while in London, where he recorded a 4-song EP dubbed The MiGnition Project. Mig endeavored to sell the record on his own website and even enlisted the help of Queen guitarist Brian May on one of the tracks. It was at precisely this time that the opportunity for Rockstar presented itself. MIG ventured from London to Los Angeles for a successful audition, going on to compete on national television for the chance to become the new lead singer for Aussie band INXS. As the show progressed, he became a quick star with his emotional honesty and consistent charismatic performances week after week. After seeing Mig on the program, Universal Music Classics Group quickly signed him to his first major label deal.