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Who are you and where are you from?
I’m Michael, a musician/bar manager/sound guy from North Shields.

What is it you do?
I write, record and perform music and also make short videos with multiple versions of myself about beer cans.

How long have you been doing it?
I’ve been doing this a long time now but for the last few years, I’ve been more focused on running bars and venues so that I can give other people the chance to show their musical talents.

What inspires you?
Work, the “state of the world”, a mixture of music genres and anything else that catches my eyes or ears. I try to let it all sink in until I’m saturated and then hopefully it can work its way out as something creative. 

Tell us about your music.
Deaf Fiction is a collection of tracks that have come quite naturally. I used to spend days, weeks or longer on songwriting but now time is a more valuable thing. These are all songs that have come in a moment and seemingly write themselves. As a result, I feel they’re more focused and relatable as well as catchy.

What have you got coming up in the future?

Boots On The Ground is a song I wrote in the summer of 2022 (out 28th July). It takes a lot of inspiration from artists such as The War on Drugs and Tom Petty.
The general theme reflects on how people end up dealing with the real-world consequences of decisions made by people in higher positions – a story that I feel is relatable to many listeners. 

There’s going to be a new single released every month for at least the rest of the year as well as some exciting live performances.

Where can people find out more about you?
You can follow me on Instagram and Facebook for more information about the releases each month as well as the short performance videos and general musical shenanigans.

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