Born in Belfast but now based in Essex, Mike is a busy electric and double bassist, performing around London, South-East and further afield. He can be seen playing shows and musicals for a variety of theatres, holding down the groove at weddings, parties and corporate functions, as well as playing jazz gigs, from intimate duos to raucous big-bands.

He is the bassist for the English Pops Orchestra, and last year toured with the multi-million selling ‘Hooked on Classics‘, conducted by ELO’s Louis Clark. Click here to see a video of Mike playing the famous Hooked on Classics Pt1 at Bournemouth BIC!

As well as playing, Mike is a busy secondary school teacher, and has run the Music Technology course at an oversubscribed academy in Essex for eight years. He also teaches students of all ages and abilities from his home in Chelmsford – see his teaching page for more information.

Mike is available for gigs, functions, deps, theatre, teaching and sound design. Get in touch about bookings! He also runs his own wedding/functions/party band Red Shift as well as a jazz ensemble String Theory. If you’re interested in booking please email!





Theatre CV

Les Miserables, We Will Rock You, Sweeney Todd, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sweet Charity, Follies, Our House

Function band deps

Refunct, Pop Fiction, River City, Junxion, Espree, Seduce, Fandangos, Disfunctionals, Menier Jazz, PX Productions, Soul’d Out, Shane Hampsheir, Glen Parish, Robin Porter, Urban Blue