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Crazy Man Michael is the musical nom de plume of
Manchester based multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter
A regular on the Manchester music scene since arriving here
for university (he has a Masters level degree in Chemistry) in the
mid-nineties; he took the stage name of Crazy Man Michael in the
late Noughties when a burgeoning fascination with traditional (and
not so traditional) English folk introduced him to the wonders of
early Fairport Convention. His debut album, 2008's 'The
Green Light', saw him embracing this love of England's
musical heritage, combined with his other eclectic musical tastes
to produce an album of intensely personal, yet accessible, songs.
Michael has, however, been far more active and prolific as bassist
for a number of musical projects, details of which can be found in
If you would like to book Crazy Man Michael, you're interested in
having him play bass for you, or you'd just like to say something
then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
He is also very uncomfortable writing about himself in the third
Michael is delighted to be an active member of
Red Rabbit Collective. 'The
Green Light' was released on the label in 2008 and he
continues to be heavily involved in the label's sterling work.