Mike, on bass guitar, with the JLS band

Mike's passion for jazz began during his teenage years. Unlike most of his friends he was listening to the works of Duke Ellington and Count Basie as well as Elvis and Buddy Holly. He spent three exciting years, whilst a student, playing bass in his College band during the 60's. 

Though Mike eventually became a songwriter, working in many different musical styles, he maintained his interest in Jazz. In fact he still features on bass with JPS ( jazz preservation society) a very popular band in Sheffield.

Lonely Girl:
(written by Mike Croft)…vocal Debs Newman


Covers & Co-writing

Most of the songs are available for cover should you feel there is a track that might be the one for you.

If you don’t find anything suitable why not contact Mike who would be happy to write …co-write something with you…offer support and encouragement in creating effective lyrics and memorable melodies for your songs.

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