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Mike Richards

Mike Richards has been performing for over 20 years, starting in the UK from an early age Mike played in numerous bands touring Wales, Scotland and England. Moving to Holland in 2006 opened up new opportunities and playing a mixture of covers and original material in music bars led to an unlikely unplanned song being written and accompanied by Moroccan rapper Enna-Dre which had air play and a review on Radio 538.

A move to the underground music capital of Europe, Berlin, was the next step, Meeting up with the legendary drummer Mirko Schmidt in a bar which led to drinks in many other bars where the two discussed music into the small hours and months later thanks to Mirko, Mike played a gig in the well known Junction Bar in Kreuzberg where he met up with Aries Guito, a sound engineer from Manila. At the end of the gig the two talked music a drank into the small hours (there’s a theme here) and months later Aries introduced Mike to a project he was working on with Australian musician and studio owner Rowan Smy, the plan was to promote the studio by bringing in musicians to make live recordings/podcasts. Rowan and Mike met up (and yes you guessed it) they had numerous evenings with Aries watching live bands enjoying the occasional beer before and after the podcast recording which led to a discussions of Mike recording all of his material to release a CD.

The original plan was to make a solo acoustic recording but very quickly it was obvious that many of the songs needed a full band. Of course it just so happened that Rowan was a great lead guitarist, Aries before becoming a sound engineer was touring with bands as a bass guitarist. That just left a drummer…there could be only one, thankfully Mirko (over a beer) agreed to join the party and the recording began.

Mike and Aries spend many hours working on the production and arrangements before the recording of the CD Everything and Anything which is due to be released in August 2012.