Current work includes:
Eric Bibb: running a press campaign for his new album Deeper in the Well (DixieFrog) released in the UK in March 2012.
Making Tracks is a fresh concept in programming on the British live music circuit launched in fall 2010. A travelling season of concerts bringing the newest and most exciting music from around the globe to a local setting in partnership with 12 major music venues in the UK. I’ve been providing press support for the tours since 2010. Current artists include Aurelio (from Honduras), SambaSunda (from West Java) and DoubleDuo (from Iraq/Palestine/Italy) http://www.makingtrackslive.org.uk/
Billy Jenkins – co-ordinating the release and promotion, from 2010 – 2012, of new albums and the digital reissue of his back catalogue. Executive producer of Billy’s albums I Am A Man From Lewisham (2010), Born Again [and the religion is the blues] (2011) and Jazz Gives Me The Blues (2011).
Press for the World Village label – co-ordinating and promoting releases including recently Talvin Singh (2011), Claudia Aurora (2011), Ahmad Jamal (2012 on JazzVillage).
Label management for the ACT label
PR for the South Trio
German label Galileo has employed Mike to provide press support for Dulce Pontes & the Al Andaluz Project.
French label Dixiefrog has employed Mike to work with Pura Fe and the Music Maker Revue
Examples of recent media campaigns can be found on following pages. Here’s a list of just some of the successful campaigns run in the last few years.
Talvin Singh & Niladri Kumar – Together (World Village)
Triumphant return by the Mercury Prize winning Singh
Hassan Erraji – Awal Mara (World Village)
The inspirational blind Moroccan troubadour presents an album of love songs
Gilad Atzmon – In Loving Memory of America (Enja)
The mavarick jazz musician’s bitter sweet tribute to the land of jazz
Gilad Atzmon – The Tide Has Changed (World Village)
The great man celebrates 10 years with his band The Orient House Ensemble
Omara Potuondo – Gracias (World Village)
Cuban diva’s look back on a long and extraordinary career
Hazmat Modine – Bahamut (Jaro)
New york pub blues with attitude and world music influences.
Moussu T et lei Jovents – Forever Polida (Le Chant du Monde)
Marseilles Troubadours preaching southern insurrection.
Susan Mckeown – Sweet Liberty (World Village)
New York based Irish singer nominated for a BBC Folk award – think Frida Kahlo crossed with Oumou Sangare.
Vieux Farka Toure – VFT (World Village)
Son of the great Malian singer Ali, Vieux’s debut demonstrated a new rock dimension.
John Taylor Trio – Angel of the Presence (Cam Jazz)
One of the greatest living English jazz pianists made a big splash with this great trio.
The South Trio – Sugar Rush (Shift)
Funky, fresh, a new sound on the UK jazz scene.
The South Trio – Elegy For A Raver (Shift)
Latest from the South Trio described by 17dots.com: