Mika Takes Family On Tour
Singer MIKA employs members of his family as aides when he's on tour - because nobody else would help him when he first launched his career.
The Grace Kelly hitmaker was desperate for hired hands when he started out in the music business but struggled to find a suitable entourage.
So he turned to his relatives for help - and the arrangement worked so well, he stuck with it even after shooting to fame.
Mika says, "We travel separately but we see each other at shows. We work together but don't all live together. We've just become a strange circus family. When I was starting out, I couldn't find anyone. I didn't have any money and nobody wanted to work with me. I hadn't even signed (a record deal) at that point so my family said they'd help and it just worked, so we kept it that way."