Mike studied the trombone at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, with Chris Mowat being the Head of Brass. Since then, he has taught for the Cornwall Music Service and has played in various settings, including The Three Spires Orchestra and Cornwall Sinfonia. He has also conducted The City of Truro Wind Orchestra and continues to teach pupils of all ages.
Brass banding is a recent addition to Mike's repertoire and he says he enoys the technical challenges that it offers. Mike joined Roche Brass at the end of 2016 and took over the Junior Band in February 2017.