Mick was born in Cobh, Co. Cork, and has been resident in the UK since 1984.
Mick grew up as a musician in the Honky-Tonks of Cork County, taverns now either forgotten or turned respectable. Having been brought up in Cork in the good ol' twin Irish traditions of 'Folk and Rock and Roll', Mick now works with the addition of a full electric band, such as on the songs CALVARY STREET, REBEL COUNTY BOY ( a #4 hit on Nashville FM Radio), and more specifically the latest album BROMPTON ROAD.
BROMPTON ROAD, was released in 2016. This is a full band album, recorded at Manor Studios in Cobh, Co. Cork over the past year or so, using the cream of Irish session players, including Pat Crowley from Mary Black’s band and David Murphy of Richmond Fontaine. The music is Irish/American in origin and feel, the songs informed by, though not necessarily directly about, the experience of having been a stranger amongst strangers, as an exile in the UK for the past 31 years. All songs were written by Mick. The album had a memorable launch in Cobh on Aug 11 2016, featuring Mick with his 8-piece band.
Mick has just released an EP of original songs called FOUR SONGS, which was recorded in the UK. The new songs are a more stripped down raw sound based around twin guitars. On these recordings, Mick himself plays all of the instruments.
Mick is currently rehearsing with a new band with a view to going out on the road later in the year.
On CALVARY STREET:
"Demonstrating a keen eye for detail...folksy sound is bolstered by a newly acquired electric band."
"...tastefully overdubbed guitar, soaring vocal harmonies..."
- THE MUSICIAN (Journal of the Musicians Union)