Booked to appear as a solo artist at festivals from Alcester, Bedworth and Cleckheaton to Doncaster, Mick recently hosted sessions at Beverley and Whitby festivals. He performed with the Owd Chyvers, an unaccompanied trio of powerful voices, at Ingleton Folk Weekend, Shepley Spring Festival, Scarborough Seafest, Shanty UK @ Ellesmere Port, Goole Waterways Museum, Tall Ships @ Hartlepool, Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival, Hull Shanty Festival and the Adelphi in Hull.
Mick is working on a Yorkshire Garland project aiming to produce CDs of sea songs for the Town Docks Museum, and, in an exciting new venture, recently became lead vocalist with a high energy musical fusion band: the Hillbilly Troupe. The Hillbilly Troupe are a collective of musicians in Hull spanning generations including members of young indie punks The Paddingtons, along with an ever-evolving mix of local talent. Bringing a traditional mix of folk and Americana from the UK, the US and beyond, this band is certainly not just hillbilly, using traditional home made instruments along with banjo’s, guitars and stomping drums to breath new life into songs near forgotten.