After a night of having a discussion with a group of people about many things various singers and musicians have to go through here is just an amazing example to that story. We had seen so many great singers and guitarists make a name for themselves in the last 5 years from the internet and hopefully we hear of a change coming also in the future for this amazing vocalist. Feel free to search the internet for this man and support his journey if you feel the need. He is currently working on his debut album after all these years.

Follow him today on Twitter and track his success and purchase his music with updates at Follow Mike Yung today on Twitter @MIKEYUNGNYC

Instagram by clicking here

Purchase “Unchained Melody” on I-Tunes by Mike Yung – Click Here

Purchase “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Mike Yung – Click Here

Add him to your Spotify by clicking here

Mike Yung (born Michael Young), and from a numbers standpoint, he’s a proper viral star. A recent video of him singing the Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody” has been viewed millions of times in the past week. From morning to night, Yung makes his living singing in the subway. Many New Yorkers are familiar with his presence at the station on 23rd and Sixth Avenue, though not all of them may know his name. But years before that ever began, Yung was signed to a label, under the tutelage of producer (and “Santa Claus Is a Black Man” writer and future “Power of Love” co-writer) Teddy Vann.” (Pitchfork)

“I met him at Harlequin Studios in 1975, when I was 15, and he got me a contract with RCA Records in 1975 with a guy named Ron Moseley,” Yung says. “Then I went to CBS, at 18. Then I got another contract with Jim Tyrell, who started a company called T-Electric. He signed Etta James, he signed Love Committee, and he signed Mike Yung.” (Pitchfork)

a change gonna come for mike yung subway singer

Follow Mike Yung today on Twitter @MIKEYUNGNYC

Tyrell, a former vice-president at CBS Records (now Sony), founded T-Electric Records in 1979. The label released Etta James’ album Changes in 1980, and according to Yung, his own album was next on the docket. But the moment never came. “Something went wrong, and Tyrell didn’t get to do my album before he went bankrupt,” he says, adding that Vann never was able to help him secure another deal. “Nothing came of that. But you continue to do what you can do to pay your bills and keep your head from going insane.” (Pitchfork)

For Yung, what he could do—what he could always do—was sing. Following a brief stint working for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the near-lifelong New Yorker has paid his bills with music for the past two decades, both by busking soul and gospel standards and singing in several bands. “I sing with a band called Dejá Blue, my band is called Majestic K-Funk, and also a group called Whispers and Sounds,” Yung says, counting them off on his fingers. “It keeps you going. People I know, that I’ve been with, have been doing it just as long as me. You have to love what you do automatically, because what I do is not easy. I sing against trains for four or five hours.” (Pitchfork)