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Mike Pickering

Mike Pickering is a “Baby Boomer” vocalist / guitarist who can present a highly enjoyable trip down memory lane for Baby Boomer audiences and popular music lovers of all ages.

He provides a show jam packed with 'easy listening' pop tunes of the 1960’s and 70’s by great artists such as the Beatles, America, Bee Gees, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel, Crosby Stills & Nash, Van Morrison, Elvis and more, along with some original and light blues material. He loves to watch audiences of all ages grooving & singing along with familiar lyrics from the songs of a generation.

Enjoy Mike’s distinctive vocals, wide range and the reminiscent 60’s sound of his 12 string guitar. Like a smaller scale Long Way to the Top , enjoy revisiting the songs & sounds of an era that forever changed popular music.


Mike Pickering began like many of his era playing in ”garage bands” and groups in the late 70’s, among some better known local artists, and progressed on to “weddings, parties etc” before concentrating upon a business career. Music and performing was never far away however and at various times he has returned to his love of performing. Business and relocation brought about a temporary musical “retirement”.

After a number of years out of the area, Mike returned to performing locally in 2001, providing entertainment on a regular basis “on the deck” at Pippis Speers Point on Saturday afternoons from eight months, and at various other venues like Lake Macquarie Yacht Club. In 2003 Mike has played regularly as a solo act and in the duo Blues & Boomer at varied pub venues in the Hunter such as the Mattara, Crown & Anchor, the Bank, The Clyde Inn, George& Dragon Tavern , Mayfield Hotel, The Seven Seas, Hamilton Station Hotel, Holmesville Hotel, Marquis O Lorne and at popular music festivals Musofest 2003, SWIG, and recently as support act for former Angels the Brewster Brothers. The duo, with blues guitarist Eric Collier is becoming increasingly popular, blending light acoustic blues and baby boomer styles. Both Eric and Mike have original entries in the Newcastle Music awards and have recently appeared on ABC local radio

With the current wave of nostalgia and the “discovery” of the great music of the 60’s & 70’s by younger groups through “A Long Way to the Top” and other touring artists, Mike loves to find new venues & to share his love of great music.

Contact : 49567 752 or 0425 294 002 or

Available for current bookings, including midweek, lunchtime and private functions

Last Updated 14th September 2003