Artist - Short Description:
Based near London, England, Mike has issued many releases over the years, most recently the critically acclaimed 'Gravity' album, impeccably produced by Ed Poole.
Mike's influences are many and varied, from classic West Coast Americana such as Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, and James Taylor to the innovative melodiousness and lyrical edge of The Beatles, Elvis Costello and Sting.
His soulful voice can hit top 'C' with gusto, and yet resonate at lower registers with ease, its tone a silken swathe with an abrasive hessian underside.
Mike Carroll is one half of ChoonSmiffs, a song-writing partnership wth Steve Hillier; they specialise in melodic, groove-based pop for a more musically mature audience.