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Signed to Elton John’s Rocket Records in 1973, Silver was based in the States for a while and toured the USA with the likes of Dory Previn and Ashford & Simpson. In fact during his time under contract to Rocket he actually had a chance encounter with John Lennon – ask him what they discussed and he will tell you “Liverpool FC” – Mike has been a supporter since childhood as was Lennon! His ability to write and perform songs, which transcend many guitar and musical styles, has been recognised by the likes of The Moody Blues’, Ray Thomas and Justin Hayward who recorded Mike’s song, “Maybe It’s Just Love” on his solo album Night Flight.Read More...
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Mike is a consummate guitarist and always catches his audiences by surprise with that little extra bit of dexterity, just when they least expect it. His voice is full and crystal clear and his skill with an audience is outstanding. Mike is in a class of his own when it comes to writing and performing, and his skill in the arrangement of the compositions of other writers is remarkable, making them all his own in the process. He makes audience involvement an art form, it’s because of the songs and the way he delivers them; people just can’t resist the opportunity to take part in his music. From artists on main stage to those taking their turn in back room pub sessions, people sing Mike’s songs in clubs and at festivals all over the UK and in Europe too.