Mike was born in Manchester and has played alto sax through his teens, right through to his mid twenties - "Complex People". Soul Toppers, Flesh, Magenta, then flute with Cheshire Plains. More recently tenor sax with "Lost Years" and "Soul Patrol" and now "Black & Gold".
Influences:- Snake Davis (M People, Eurythmics, James Brown,) Jack Lancaster (Blodwyn Pig) Stanley Turrentine Horace Silver John Coltrane Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show (6Music) Miles Davis Anything two tone/ska/reggae Anything Motown/Atlantic/Stax
Aspirations: - to play baritone keep on enjoying what we do make some money!