Michael Baker 

Michael is a 28 yr old singer-songwriter from the south of England, half French (mother’s side) in his formative years he spent 6 months of each year in the beautiful French Alps (Saint Gervais) where he first honed his writing skills. At 18 he travelled around France and the rest of Europe busking for the first time on the streets to make his way from one place to the next living out of a tent. It was his first experience of playing his own music to a crowd of people and getting money from his art. 

 

When he came back to England he says he knew writing & performing music was something he had to pursue. Michael applied and was accepted to study his craft at world renowned ACM in Guildford. Over the next few years Michael played and wrote in various bands. In-between all this he was always writing music for his solo project without thinking about ever putting it out. 

 

As the bands faded and split up he was left with wondering what to do next. Michael took to the streets, busking again & began to play his new own solo music to strangers, a great way to get feedback and trial sings to the public he recounts. He then saved up money from busking and with the help of long-time friends created his first solo E.P. 'Keys to the Kingdom' followed up with the raw live Caroline' E.P. ' at the same time he decided to live in his van & give it everything he had. Michael travelled wrote and went to record his debut album whilst also working part time in various cafe's & taking any job he could to save up money to make this album; including being a van for hire man, jobs included, rubbish collection and home removals, anything to earn money to survive. 

 

Dust & Bone has been two years in the making with Michael whittling down over 50 songs to 11 tracks that he can be proud of. The album has been Produced and Mixed by Bristol-based producer Dan Brown (Massive Attack, Phantom Limb) songs written with Dan Brown, Jim Lowe (Sterophonics, The Charlatans, Herbie Hancock) Peter Vettese (Carly Simon,Simple Minds) Ben Christophers (Bat For Lashes,Guy Garvey) along with long-time collaborators, Speakman Sound, Charlie Elwess, Ed Martin & Georgia Mason. Pouring his heart and soul into every sinew of these songs, the feeling of sheer honesty, belonging and serenity that many say are Michael’s hallmark, are constantly demonstrated throughout this Album.

 

www.pledgemusic.com/projects/michaelbakersalt - Album 2 on the way with crowd funding :)

 

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