By the end of 2008 MC Finchy was a recognised artist nationwide performing multiple gigs on most days of the week from all over the UK and even touching base on the Scottish club circuit. He got his first taste of being an international act when he secured a residency in the party capitol of Europe on the island of Mallorca. Every Thursday night you could catch him performing on the busy Magaluf strip with the Pleasure Rooms events. He also held a residency performing every week on the huge Liverpool radio station Juice FM. By now it was safe to say his diary and gigs performed at was climaxing when you look at the fact he had headlined and shared billing with superstar acts like N-Dubz, Tinchy Stryder, Chipmunk, DJ Ironic and many more. Back in the UK he was regularly paired with the best in business and at biggest events around performing alongside acts like Alex K, KB Project, Mickey B, Pete Daley, Bad Behaviour, MC G, Arkie the list goes on and arguably no UK Bounce event felt complete without MC Finchy on the line up. Within this time he had started to host his own event called ‘Frequency’ with friends Alex R, Hodge & MC Azzy. What started off as a promotional CD series being broadcast on YouTube ended up being viewed well into the hundreds of thousands so the transition to club event was welcomed for the guys. It went on to become a legendary night contending with the biggest brands in the scene regularly packing out any venue they performed at. With residents like John Neal, Drakey, Wiggy, Greenie, Ady-Zee, Neeko, Viper alongside big guests Ian Redman (Ultrabeat), Rob Cain, Andy Whitby, Klubbfiller, MC B to name a few strengthening this event stature it's no surprise to know that it's still around to this day but what really sets it apart from other brands is the fact that frequency will stop hosting events when they feel they aren't bringing anything new to the table, regroup, rebrand and come out with something new for the scene. Alongside DJ John Neal they continue to work on Frequency projects which has over the years has seen the brand travel all over the UK, Glasgow and even the sell out show in Magaluf for the MCP estate. By 2012 MC Finchy had won "Best MC" for two years in a row at the prestigious Bounce Heaven awards voted for by clubbers themselves and continued to win every year until the awards stopped. He held residencies at Wigan Pier, Bounce Heaven, Sanctuary, Klubbedout, ClubD:TV & Sopranos.
Like most artists who start at a young age there does come a time in life when you look back and reflect on how you have spent the last ten years of your life constantly writing rhymes, touring and not having much of social life with real friends and family so to speak. Some people only see the front of house life with loud pumping music, lasers , fast flowing drinks, woman and crazy clubbers but this life has an ugly alter ego. You can spend a lot of your time driving around the country EVERY weekend, flying abroad and waiting in hotels for your driver and a hell of a lot of this can be done completely solo so the industry can be quite lonely when you take the flashing lights and hedonism out of the equation. At this point he decided to take some time out as he couldn't decide whether he was becoming jaded with the music scene, coming to the conclusion his best years were fading into a mirage of distant memories with no real family occasions that he can recall (You have no idea how many weddings/birthday/social occasions a top tier artist has to miss in order to please your fans) or a combination of the both so he decided to migrate to Australia. Being "normal" felt good for a while, returning home with no emails to respond to, promoters haggling for cut throat deals, no rhyme book with scribbled rhymes all over the place, just himself and a cold beer, total freedom some would say. When friends asked "you fancy watching the game this weekend" the obligatory "I can't I'm in (insert random country name here) this weekend" no longer impeded his life and he openly admits it was a good feeling to have an empty diary. Like most committed artists it wasn't long before that itch had returned, making new rhymes about the experiences he was living, work colleagues oblivious to his past life staring at him like a mad man whilst he mc'd under his breath in the work day of a hot Australian sun. He knew he had to satisfy that urge to perform so he used his contacts to land a few gigs on the other side of the planet. Now Australians might use the queens tongue but they're a very different kind of crowd so he adjusted and was well received netting regular work on the Aussy circuit. After being overseas for a little over 15 months he was offered another international opportunity to Host in Zig-Zag Malia’s #1 club for the summer season of 2014. It was during this time he decided he was going to make a big push once he returned home to the UK in 2015 after he picked up the award of Malia’s best Host of 2014 and believe me that's some doing with all the crazy entertainers that work their each season. 2015 was a big year for MC Finchy which included more international gigs in Magaluf, Ibiza and Amsterdam twice. His diversity, talent and bloody hard work had started to get him gigs in different genres which had always been a personal goal to prove to himself the he was more than just a Bounce MC. Highlights were becoming resident at new kids on the block Acceleration events who have settled into the venue they own at Pure Nightclub Wigan, BTID undisputed kings of the scene & the mighty Reminisce festival who have been pulling strong numbers and a great crowd. Cross genre has seen him perform at S2S, Ikon and even booked in the Hardcore scene which is a very tight community to break into. Part of this success has been from the co-producing talents in the studio with some of the scenes biggest names and you will continue to hear tracks well into 2016.
You can expect MC Finchy to continue pushing boundaries both musically and personally with goals that will see him maintain his position as one of the most respected and loved MCs in the Bounce scene. A new residency has been confirmed at Scotland's GBX event which see superstar DJs from all over the world perform including acts that have charted in the DJ Mag Top 100. Working hard has only gone and had him talent scouted by the world's number one Hardcore MC, MC Whizzkid. He has been signed to his label Broken records known for cross genre defying in Bounce, Hardcore and even DnB. Plenty of new international and UK bookings have already been confirmed for the start of this year and we have to say 2016 shows absolutely no sign of slowing down for Finchy.