After many years of performing in theater, comedy, and with local bands, Mike picked up his first ukulele as a child of 41 and found it to be the perfect vehicle for his rich storytelling and funny, irreverent stage presence.
As an in-demand solo artist in Bermuda and abroad, he draws in crowds at beachfront venues and festivals all around the world with deep, emotional songwriting and clever covers of classic songs both new and old. At heart, Mike is a true performer and entertainer, presenting his soul on stage through compelling original songs and fun audience requests from his enormous repertoire. He masterfully crafts a deep rapport with any audience by establishing a warm and relaxing atmosphere that beckons the audience to join in on the banter.
Mike toured the United Kingdom in February 2015, meeting up with the likes of Phil Doleman, The Mersey Belles, Dead Man’s Uke, Feckless & Fuddle, Ben Rouse, and Zoë Bestel, and has since returned a few more times, touring the length of the country with the Variety Tour: “Magic, Music & Mayhem with Feckless & Fuddle & Dead Man’s Uke.” He has performed at various Big House events, sharing the weekend with 300 ukulele players and enthusiasts. Mike has headlined at festivals such as the Grand Southern Ukulele Festivals, alongside international acts Victoria Vox and Aldrine Guerrero, and a headline spot at the Ukulele Festival of Scotland with Zoë Bestel, James Hill, and The Jive Aces.
He has also performed internationally with top ukulele acts such as Julia Nunes, Narciso “Seeso” Lobo, The Flea Bitten Dawgs, Jion Jugo, Krabbers and The Hedge Inspectors, Francesco Albertazzi, Danielle Ate The Sandwich, Heidi Svedberg and Daniel Ward, Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel, Jim D’Ville, Manitoba Hal, Tricity Vogue, Li’l Rev, Pete Moss, Ukulele Uff and The Lonesome Dave Trio. He even once had an amazing jam at the NAMM show in Los Angeles with Gerald Ross, Ken Middleton, Ukulele Bartt, and Jason Arimoto and friends!
He released his first EP ‘This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things,’ in 2013, generously crowd-funded by his fans. His second album was released early in 2016—‘Plan E’ (because plans A, B, C, & D didn’t work!). On January 19th, 2019, he recorded a live CD with his friends and released it on April 1st, just cuz it makes him smile.
These days, you can find him performing frequently at Tucker’s Point, Cambridge Beaches and The Reefs in Bermuda and working on a new CD of original music with his band, The Limestones, who run a Jam Night every Wednesday at Docksiders!