© 2019 Mike Green

ABOUT

After securing a First Class (Hons) Degree from The Birmingham Conservatoire Mike found himself greatly in demand playing Double and Electric Bass. He gained vast experience from performing at small intimate Jazz Clubs with award-winning groups to appearing on Prime Time National TV with household names such as Jamie Cullum and Dame Shirley Bassey for the BBC. 

 

"Incredible Bass Player!"

Dorado Schmitt

 

"Rehearsing for The Proms. Excitement building. 

Surrounded by musicians of the highest order"

Jamie Cullum

 

"Mike, it was a pleasure to have you there, you played Great. 

I’ve heard the demos and the Orchestra really swings." 

Mike Alexander MD (Dame Shirley Bassey & 

David Walliams TV Recording for BBC1 - ITV Studios)

 

In recent years Mike has been busy with Gypsy Jazz Guitarist Remi Harris, recording 2 albums together and touring many prestigious venues at festivals around the UK and abroad such as The Montreal Jazz Festival and The BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall.

Following Remi's May 2015 performance on Jamie Cullum's BBC Radio 2 show live from The Cheltenham Jazz Festival his debut album ''Ninick'' went to number #7 in the iTunes Top Jazz Albums Chart, it peaked at number #6 in Amazon's Best Sellers in Jazz and he went to #28 in that week's "Official Jazz & Blues Albums Chart".

The same year The Remi Harris Trio also came 2nd in the Small Group Category at the British Jazz Awards.

 

“Phenomenal”

Stratford Jazz

 

"An immaculate time-keeper and an imaginative soloist"

In On The 2 CD Review (The Jazzmann)

 

"Huge love to @remi_harris and his band for their, brutal musicianship! 

Making everyone awestruck and happy in equal measure!"

Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2 for The BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall

 

Over many years as a Professional Bass Player Mike has gained a 

vast amount of experience having worked with artistes such as 

Stochelo Rosenberg

Dame Shirley Bassey

Dorado Schmitt

Jamie Cullum

Derek Paravicini

John Etheridge

Steve Melling

Alan Skidmore

Clarke Tracy

Imelda May

Robin Nolan

Alan Barnes

Simon Spillett

Soweto Kinch

Gary Potter

John Hallam

Gismo Graf

Martin Limberger

Tony Levin

Jean Toussaint (USA)

Andy Hamilton

Amatti Schmitt

Bobby Wellins

Randy Johnston (New York)

Bruce Adams

Percy Pursglove

Mornington Lockett

Gary Wilmott

Guy Barker

Orphy Robinson

King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys

Winston Clifford

Julien Arguelles

Digby Fairweather

George Galway (James's brother)

Bobby Worth

Gerry Freeman

Oleg Kireyjev

Guillbert OSullivan

Lee Gibson

The Swingle Singers

Andy Panayi

Paul Eshelby

Steve Gibbons

Matt Ford (Sid Lawrence Orchestra)

Mike Burney (Wizzard/Syd Lawrence)

Mike Alexander (Shirley Bassey/BBC)

Tim Kliphuis

Greg Abate (USA)

Malcolm Stent

Lee Hallam (Nick Ross Orchestra)

Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams Hit Song Writer)

Raul D'Oliveira (ex WHAM)

Steve Big Man Clayton and the 44's

Blake

Mike Batt

Mark Latimer

Dave Gelly

Pete York (Spencer Davis Group/Steve Winwood)

Mike Hall

Dave Newton

Andrew Bain

and the late Johnny Dankworth 

……amongst others.

 

"Awesome" 

Stratford Jazz

 

"Your Swing is Unbelievable! Its like we’ve been playing together for 20 years"

Gismo Graf

 

"….plus a feature from the excellent Green, one of the most in demand figures on the Birmingham music scene and one of the most musical bassists around. Green’s solos are melodically inventive and hugely dexterous yet he always seems to maintain that underlying pulse and sense of swing"

Black Mountain Jazz gig Review (The Jazzmann)

 

 

"the ever fabulous Mike Green on double bass"

In On The 2 CD Review (London Jazz News)

 

Past notable performances include regular appearances with Award Winning band "The Palookaville Burlesque Orchestra". Nominated "Best Band" Nationwide by The Ministry of Burlesque (London) they regularly played to Sold Out Houses at The Candy Box Burlesque Club (Birmingham) accompanying "only the finest of ladies".

 

 

Mike has been heard accompanying Renowned Blues artiste Michael Roach (USA/founder of the European Blues Association) who has hosted a series about The Blues on BBC Radio 4.

 

 

Mike also has a family musical history that can be traced back to recording with Louis Armstrong

 

"Briliantly Dextrous"

AC Wood 

 

"World Class……………..." 

Tony Levin / Simon Spillett

 

"...... BadAss Bass Player" 

John Holmes

 

"The Sublime Bassifications of Mike Green"

Yorks Bakery Jazz Sessions.

 

 

 

"Also a special thanks to my Orchestra Contractor and friend Russell Swift,
who booked an unbelievable Orchestra and certainly one of the finest I've ever worked with,

all fantastic players who played wonderfully and with great enthusiasm.

Thank you Ladies and Gentlemen...It was a real pleasure, lets do it again"

Mike Alexander MD (Dame Shirley Bassey &

David Walliams TV Recording for BBC1 - ITV Studios)

 

 

"Green takes another solo towards the close in a further demonstration of his considerable dexterity"

In On The 2 CD Review (The Jazzmann)

 

 

“Mike has an innate sense of groove providing the ideal support to explore the tradition of Jazz. He has the uncanny ability to 'second-guess' fellow musicians' intentions and abrupt changes in the music, whilst his creative input into the unit turns the experience of performing into a constant voyage of discovery. This makes him a powerful force in any band unit”

Steve Tromans

 

 

"Produces a full sound on the bass and is an adept soloist"

Dick Stafford (Jazz CD Reviews)

 

 

"…a melodic but highly rhythmic double bass solo from the consistently excellent Green"

Black Mountain Jazz gig Review (The Jazzmann)

 

 

"If there’s a criticism it’s that we don’t hear enough of Green"

In On The 2 CD Review (The Jazzmann)

 

 

"plus an excellent solo from the always impressive Mike Green"

Kings Arms gig Review (The Jazzmann)

 

 

"Mike Green was also in great form here, his bass riff anchoring the piece and 

also providing the launch pad for an exemplary double bass solo"

Kings Arms gig Review (The Jazzmann)

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