Hertfordshire based musician, Michael King is an acoustic guitarist and singer from Hitchin. A self-penned singer/songwriter, he not only has 2 EP's in his repertoire but is also available for private events including garden parties, pubs, clubs, stadiums, charity and corporate outings performing a number of acoustic covers and original songs.
The last few years, Michael has been busy performing throughout the UK, from being the resident musician at Saracens Rugby Club, playing Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Victorious Festival and of course his favourite whisky bar in Hitchin where it all started, The Angels' Share.
He has been joined over the last few years by good friend / producer David Hayzen on guitar / backing vocals and in 2024 formed indie/rock outfit Escape Route with good friends Gaz on bass, Chivs on drums alongside Dave on guitar:
Since the release Michael's debut EP 'Mirrored Smile' which achieved a modest position at number 38 in the iTunes singer songwriter chart, a particular highlight was an acoustic session with radio presenter Mike Naylor at BBC Three Counties Radio. He is now finalising the debut album for Escape Route due to be released in 2024.
The song every musician writes for that relationship that should have worked, but never did and was destined to never have worked. Favourite lyric:
"Altercation is what we got. You'd cry, I'd hide inside, it didn't happen to someone, it happened to us"
A story about loneliness, fulfilment and the ideologies and games that come with love and life. Favourite lyric:
"You sit back and ponder love and the world and it's beautiful prospective of love, on your own"
"A great set of originals and covers from Queen to Cameo to Bon Jovi. Fantabulous"
"The Fantastic Mike King beautifully accompanied by David Hayzen, seasoned musicians with great touch and a sense of musical direction. Superb originals and covers from Pink Floyd to Elbow and Tina Turner to Bon Jovi, truly fantastic"
"Great guys, great fun, great music"
"The fantastic Michael King and David Hayzen, a superb duo. Top class musicians with their fingers on the pulse. Brilliant covers and originals from all genres, always with a common thread of honesty and musical integrity"
"They're like a younger middle aged, middle classed, home counties Wham! A thinking man's Wham!"
"We heard Michael performing a few times and every single one was remarkable. When it came to choosing our wedding celebration musician there was no doubt that Michael will deliver exactly what we wanted. And he did even more that that. From the start to finish, Michael played lovely songs during the ceremony and touching background music during the reception. Finally, a fun and upbeat sing along as the evening went on. Our guests loved the music and Michael is a true professional with a great passion for what he does. Thank you very much and we are looking forward to hearing you again"