Mick Burch

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About Mick

Mick Burch is very involved with the local music scene in the South West area of the U.K. He has been fortunate,over the years, to be ¬†supported by talented guitarist Jim Howden and vocalist Kat Jenkins and occasionally the legendary multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer of “Show of Hands”fame.His first album was a home produced CD aptly named “First Bash”. Surprised at the favourable reaction Mick went on to record at his own Riverside Studio in Exeter Devon. In 2005 an album of songs called “LISTEN” was produced by Phil which was again very well received. Further recordings were uploaded to internet songwriting sites with much success. A double album of the Tuneflow competition songs was released in 2009. Archives Vol 1 showcased 14 award winning songs and Vol 2 included the live launch recording of the January 2009 concert at the Barnfield Theatre. The double album also included a live performance on BBC Radio Devon with Phil Beer. A selection from the double album named “FROM THE ARCHIVES” is now available together with “LISTEN” via download from iTunes or Amazon.Born in 1938, Mick’s love of music started as a teenager with national service in Germany – a cheap guitar and harmonica, three chords, a few mates and the “Rock Island Skifflers”were up and rocking albeit usually in regimental blues. But with a family to raise and a carpet business to build other priorities inevitably loomed and suddenly 40 years had passed. There was now more time on his hands and no excuse for not returning to music.

Recent years have brought a big change in his life. Encouraged by friends to become involved in the local folk scene and to write more songs, he is has been playing and singing both as a solo performer, in a blues duo and in a folk rock band. He was honoured to be asked to play harmonica on the Show of Hands ‘Country life’ album which resulted in an appearance at the Royal Albert Hall. Mick also played on the new CD by the legendary Mick Groves of the famous Spinners. Appearances at folk clubs, festivals, concerts and parties gave him the confidence to continue his interest in music.

Always creative he decided that the Exeter area was in need of something different than a folk club so the Barnfield Music Club was born. The open mic club has been a huge success and attracted hundreds of performers since its innauguration in 2007. Every first Friday in the month artists perform on a well lit and amplified stage whilst honing their performance skills.

Mick Burch

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THE ALBUMS with links to iTunes

News

Now using the reverbnation music player where all recorded songs are posted for free streaming with a direct link to the Amazon store for the purchase of downloads.
The released albums are on the players below with free streaming and linked to the iTunes store.
After an extended break from music, Mick has started to appear locally at open mic clubs and folk clubs. He has been relying on other local musicians for support in the absence of the brilliant Jim Howden.
Apart from receiving the Express and Echo 2013 lifetime achievement business award and building a house whilst passing the 75 year mark, its been a quiet old year. However there are over twenty unrecorded songs on paper.
Aug 15 2013 ---- Mick hit the No 1 spot on the local charts of the Reverbnation.com music site for independent songwriters. The ranking is based on page activity coupled with the amount of song plays and fan sign up.
Oct 2013 Maybe Mick has more fans at his holiday home town in Axarquia Andalucia than at home. The "Insight" magazine for October has featured Mick in a very professional way. Nice full page of stuff which says he is shortly to make a new CD. ??

REVERBNATION PLAYER with —All the recorded original songs