Having been brought up in a musical environment, it was inevitable that Mike would make a name for himself as an artist in his own right, but not without earning his spots first.
Mike has paid his dues as a sideman over the last twenty years with the likes of Elkie Brooks, Tony Hadley, Kid Creole, Heather Small, ABC and Sandi Thom as both a sideman and an MD. In 2016, he was asked to work alongside the international brand CREAM as their sax and keys player for the CREAM CLASSICS tour in 2016-2018 with K-Klass and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
His own band, Ginger Tunes, are a funky Liverpool based quartet. Musically promiscuous and proudly Ginger, the band specialise in all things groovy with their roots firmly embedded in the jazz tradition, but with a scouse twist.
A musician from the age of 10, he went on to study at the prestigious Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, where he is now the resident saxophone teacher. His diverse and wide ranging experience have given him kudos amongst his peers and he has become one of the most sought after sax players in the country.