Mike is an experienced, qualified and professional session drummer and percussionist, composer and producer based in London UK. He is currently working in a number of projects alongside composing and producing his debut solo album - “Anthropocene”.
Throughout his career, Mike has worked as a professional drummer in a number of groups and projects across various stylistic areas. He gained a degree from Liverpool University (2:1 BAHons), attained the Trinity Guildhall Professional Music Diploma LTCL (licentiate level) and completed a years study at Drumtech drum and percussion school, (Tech Music School), graduating in the Masters Performance course with Merit.
Mike has been employed as a session drummer and percussionist for a wealth of professional projects, including live and studio session work for a variety of venues and clients. He has been consistently performing across the UK over the last 9 years, and further afield including performances and festivals across Germany, France and the US.
Artists Mike's worked with include: Nazim Ziryab, Daemonia Nymphe, Ian Mcnabb, Natasha Hamilton (Atomic Kitten), Thomas Lang, Doctor and the Medics and Amsterdam, as part of the Liverpool Number 1's Project. Soundbank at the Southbank with Phronesis, Nick Atkinson, (Rooster), Joro, Venezuelan Alien, Counts, Mood Food, Pack of Wolves Arkestra, Dear Joy and Soonripe Collective.
Venues Mike's performed at include:
Womad Festival 2015 BBC Radio 3 stage, BBC Studios Maida Vale, for Mary-Ann Kennedy (BBC World on 3), Faerieworlds 2016 mainstage, Portland Oregan, Ragnard Rock Festival 2016, Lyon France, The Garage Islington, 02 Academy Liverpool, Tooting and Balham Carnival, Peace Am Pott Oberhausen Festival Germany, London Jazz Festival, London Southbank Centre Clore Ballroom, Queen Elizabeth Hall Front Room, Wizzerfest Oxford, Stanley Theatre Liverpool, Bar Zapata Berlin, Liverpool SoundCity festival. Liverpool Matthew Street Fringe Festival, Hackney Empire Stage 3, Passing Clouds, Rich Mix, Hootenanny's Brixton, The Canteen Bristol, Cult Cafe Ipswich, Bumper Liverpool, Off-The-Cuff Hearne Hill, The Glebe Stoke-On-Trent, Korova Liverpool, The Castle Manchester, Zelligs Liverpool, Proud Camden, George IV Chiswick, Bar Hannahs, Liverpool Barfly.
Aside from his performance and session work, Mike teaches at schools across London, working for Harrow Music Service, and Tower Hamlets Music Service. He have been previously involved with various educational projects, assisting performance based group activities at Tech Music School, providing percussion workshops for Action Dog, tuition for Home Music Lessons and assisting with music workshops at Southbank Centre. He also offer one-to-one private tuition to select students, with a substantial and committed student base.
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