|Note: Mike and the
Fingersmiths had a gig at The Greyhound on Thursday 13th October,
2005. Click here for
poster. For report and photographs, click here
Musician, composer and record producer, and most
especially, a Wivenhoe resident!
In the past, Mike has done a lot of TV and film
music, and produced and worked with many great people in the folk and jazz
scenes (Show of Hands, June Tabor, Capercaillie amongst them).
Importantly now, Mike's main project is the
culmination of a lifelong dream to spend less time in the studio and more
time on the road playing live.
Together with Maldon-based musician Jono Potts
(formerly of the band Bopp! and Wandering Soles), Mike has put together the
Fingersmiths. Jono is a virtuosic violin and low whistle player, whilst Mike plays the
guitar and sings. The third member of the Fingersmiths, Tim Short, is a percussionist
from Cardiff who joins Mike and Jono on their major gigs and tours.
Mike plays regularly at the Wivenhoe Folk Club, and
also on the whole North Essex folk club scene. On 11th July 2005, they
will be headlining at the
Colchester Arts Centre, having supported Flook there earlier in 2005. They
intend performing at several folk festivals over the summer,
and are working towards an album launch in October 2005. Check out their
website for more info about all this.
Trim is also producing an album for local
Wivenhoe guitarist Tim Whitnell during the summer, 2005, having
collaborated on some work with him last year.
more information about Mike, go to:
To listen to some sample tracks by Fingersmiths, and information about
gigs etc, go to:
Tel: 01206 820736