Peter Straker's Team
Long time collaborator with Peter Straker, Mike’s early career saw him signed to Bruce Welch (of The Shadows) leading to him co-write songs including both title tracks on the albums, 'I'm Nearly Famous' and ‘Every Face Tells a Story’ for Cliff Richard. ‘Every Face Tells a Story’ was also recorded by Olivia Newton John, and went on to be a hit in the USA. Mike was later signed to Freddie Mercury’s Publishing Company, co-writing /co-producing three Albums for Peter Straker. For many years he was head of ACM Records.
Theatre management at the Royal Lyceum and Traverse Theatres, Edinburgh, an extensive period as Radio Forth and Radio Scotland broadcaster, covering Current Affairs and the Arts, before joining the production team for the BBC TV Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games and Production Manager Producer for BBC Scotland, also, a long time Edinburgh Festival reviewer for radio and press.
Inventor of ‘Lightscan’ launched on the final world tour of The Who, and The Precision Automated Lighting System (PALS) subsequently licensed to Strand Lighting, Light Works Ltd, Charlie’s company, is a lighting design and engineering company with an expertise in combining optics, mechanisms, and electronics. The company's lighting developments feature in theatres, TV studios, museums and galleries around the World.