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MIke Bell Music & Straight Records

A Career in Music

In the 1980’s Mike signed a 3-year Publishing deal as house writer for ATV Music.
Mike also performed on recording sessions with the Rock'n'Roll band Matchbox.

1988 was the beginning of a 12-year association with Albert Lee and Hogan's Heroes. (see the band, with Mike on keyboards, performing ‘Evangelina’ at Wembley in 1988 Here)

Mike, Albert Lee and Willie Nelson

On Tour

Performed with The Dennis Locorriere Band in the UK, culminating in a successful tour of Australia in 2001.

In 2002 Mike Performed with Benny Gallagher as support to 10cc on their UK tour.

Recording, Writing and Producing

Andrea Black Ricardo Vieira
Mike, Albert Lee & Hogans Heroes

Mike performed with Live Report in the UK's 1989 Eurovision entry at Lausanne. (See video)

With Albert Lee (left) at the Pegasus Pub in North London, Mike on Keyboards and featuring a guest appearance by the legendary Willie Nelson.

Mike & Dennis Locorriere Band

In 2003 Mike released his 3rd Album Time Was, soft jazz with a nostalgic theme.

Since then Mike’s focus has shifted to his own studio, writing and producing, notably with Andrea Black and Ricardo Vieira. The collaboration with Andrea became an album which was released at the end of 2007.

Ricardo’s album, released in 2009, is available on iTunes.

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