Mike knew nothing about barbershop before chancing upon an article about the 2013 "learn to sing" course in the local paper. A combination of happy memories singing as a boy soprano in the 1980s and seeing how much his wife enjoyed her choir spurred him to go along. He loved the singing and the socialising and has been singing baritone since then.
Outside the chorus Mike enjoys swimming, international train travel and cinema. He works as an optometrist and is a part time stay at home dad.