HonARAM, GTCL, LTCL
Mike studied at Trinity College of Music London and was awarded the Jon Kelly Jazz Scholarship, before going on to be a featured soloist of the Glenn Miller Orchestra UK for seven years. Since then he has performed and recorded a wide range of musical styles with many varied orchestras, ensembles, artists and groups. These include Robbie Williams, Eric Clapton, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Michel Le Grand, Tony Bennett, Welsh National Opera Orchestra, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Ballet Sinfonia, The Halle Orchestra, The BBC Symphony Orchestra, Hans Zimmer, The Northern Sinfonia, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and the BBC Big Band.
He has been a principal trumpet player in many London West End musical productions including Jesus Christ Superstar, Saturday Night Fever and My Fair Lady. He currently plays in the West End production of Sister Act at the London Palladium. Mike also plays lead trumpet in the Grammy nominated John Wilson Orchestra, Back to Basie Big Band and The Jay Craig Orchestra.
Mike has played on many movie soundtracks including the James Bond films ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, ‘Die Another Day', ‘Chicago,’ ‘Beyond the Sea’, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘Madagascar’, and Tim Burton’s ‘The Corpse Bride’. His solo trumpet and Cornet was featured in the George Fenton score for ‘Mrs Henderson Presents.’ His most recent movie projects include 'Looking for Eric' and 'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince'.
In 1999 Mike accompanied Jessye Norman as trumpet soloist alongside Ron Carter and Grady Tate playing the Sacred music of ‘the Duke'. Since then, this collaboration with Ms Norman has continued with a duo appearance at the Tate gallery in London in 2004, the Nice Jazz Festival, and the Schleswig Festival Germany in 2005. In 2006, he appeared as trumpet soloist with Ms Norman at the Gstaad Menhuin Festival and Peralada Festival Spain.
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Faculties / departments: Brass