Performer – Mike has recorded and toured extensively with household names such as Blur, The Good The Bad and The Queen and Gorillaz. He played keyboards for the Gorillaz 2010 world tour including the historic performances in Syria and Lebanon. He performed on organ, celeste and harpsichord in ‘ Dr Dee’; the Manchester International Festival hit show of 2011.
Musical Director – Mike is the Musical Director for Gorillaz and regularly MD’s shows at The Barbican including Honest Jon’s Chop-up (2008), Tropical Tribute to the Clash (2008) and London is the Place for Me (2009) and Another Honest Jon’s Chop Up (2011). He is currently working with Willy Moon putting together his live show for 2012.
Composer – Mike has a proven track record in writing music for documentaries, TV Drama and film and has recently scored his first feature length film titled 8 Minutes Idle (Arthur Cox,iFeatures,BBC Films, and Matador Pictures) due for release in 2012. He is a regular contributor to the KPM music library and as a jingle writer for Absolute Radio.
Arranger – Mike arranged and orchestrated the score for Ealing Studios’ 2008 remake of Noel Coward’s Easy Virtue, directed by Stephan Elliot, starring Jessica Biel and Colin Firth. He has orchestrated the score for Gorillaz’ hit opera at O2 Monkey King – Journey to the West. His successful remix of the Ski Sunday music led the BBC to ask Mike to update the iconic Grandstand theme.