About


"Check out the calibre of the Michael Sykes Band and join me in my disbelief that we have not played this before. This is dirty blues at its finest, Amber & Gold is my favourite find" Sarah Gosling BBC Introducing Devon & Cornwall.

Earthy, bluesy, ambient, singer songwriter/drummer/producer. Builds his own Yidaki/Didj and performs with a hybrid multi-instrument set up. Creating a unique sound that peers into the past and reaches into the future. With multi limb coordination whilst singing, that would make even an ambidextrous octopus go cross-eyed.

Michael stems from the D.I.Y studio generation with a strong interest in recording as well as stage performance. From the birth of a song/composition right through to the finished recorded/mixed/mastered and produced record, he has enjoyed learning from many styles of music and eclectic artists.

Michael's music has been used for film and advert's, he's had a television performance on BBC1 and airplay on radio stations throughout the UK. He has also gained experience as a drummer for other groups, performing at Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Green Man, Beautiful Days, Sunrise, Electric Picnic and Didj Fest UK among others.

Michael works with a collection of musical friends and session musicians, both in the studio and on the live stage.

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