Mike Turnbull

Story, so far...

"Mike Turnbull is a singer-songwriter from the Lake District whose main instruments are tenor guitar, octave mandola and tenor ukulele. Their sound coupled with the sources of his songs suggests Seth Lakeman and, in truth, that isn’t a bad comparison. He certainly has the same drive and energy." Dai Jeffries - Folking.com







What is music to you? What does it give you?

A creative outlet, immense satisfaction & wellbeing.

What is your music dream?

Kinda doing it right now...

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Get manufacturers to use alternative bio friendly packaging - a bit like we did before plastic!

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Ooh, far too many to choose!

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Neil Finn, Pete Townshend, Sting, Seth Lakeman, Kate Rusby, Tobias Ben Jacob, Dallas Green & many more...

What inspires you to make music?

The world around me, nature, history, lost times and a bloody good story!

What is the message you want to send with your music?

That all music & songs are timeless.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Alive, proud & unique.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

It's never been better in terms of getting it all out there and opportunities to play. There should be more respect for original material and more willingness for venues to promote & play it.

What do you think of Drooble?

Not sure yet - I'll come back to that one.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Far too many cover artists & bands out there!

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Absolutely. All the local muso's go to each others' shows & performances.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Honesty & truth to yourself, your talent & your music. You are you - the world will adjust!

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Adrian Venturer, Harry Stephenson, Anne-Marie Sanderson