Studio Guest Mike Silver 14 Oct 2019 8-10pm with Danny Matheson on It’s All About Folk
‘Mike Silver is a force to be reckoned with. Having just celebrated fifty years recording; taking his music far and wide through many European countries and further to the Falkland Islands, New Zealand, the United States and Canada and with this release of Alchemy, a retrospective celebration of a life in song; Mike at 73, is still gigging and touring with as much skill and enthusiasm as ever.
While Alchemy was Mike’s nineteenth studio album, his largely self managing career has ensured that he is a highly respected musician for the initiated, and a rewarding surprise for the uninitiated. Mike operates somewhat under the radar, the travelling lifestyle having not quite brought the international fame and fortune which it has for some others from his era! However, the loyal fan base he has amassed over the years ensure that every gig is a treasure to behold and lovingly attended by his friends, both old and young, ‘old hands’ and recent converts!
Some exciting highlights pepper Mike’s musical career, having been immersed in music full time since his twenties. For a while he was signed to Elton John’s illustrious label Rocket Records in 1973. This led to a live session for Bob Harris’ BBC Radio1Show and two appearances for Radio 1 in Concert supporting Randy Newman and Annabel Lamb respectively. Mike signed to Big John Records, London in 1979 and recorded his Midnight train album with them. One of his compositions from that record; “Maybe its Just Love”, was covered by Justin Hayward. Mike then went on to record a number of albums on his own label. In 2003 his song “Not a Matter of Pride” was picked up first by Bob Harris and then by Terry Wogan and featured no less than 14 times on Terry’s Wake up to Wogan BBC Radio 2 show’.
15 The Star Folk Club, Glasgow
18 Stonehaven FC
19 The Salmon Bothy – Portsoy
23 Irvine Folk Club
25 Garmouth Folk Club
2 Launceston Town Hall
German Dates Nov
8 Gifgyt /Gastribinue –
9 Private Concert
14 Konrad-Adenhauer Realschule – Heideweg 4
15 Hosall in der Muikschule – GurgstraBe 21- Suderburg
16 Tatort Taraxacum – RathausstraBe 23 – Leer
24 Folk on The Moor – Lee Mill UK