Mick Wilson was born on 30th November 1962. His Mother agreed to the name Michael only on the condition that he was never to be called Mick (go figure!), which is something she has never done.
His love for music started when his parents bought him a guitar for Christmas in 1969 and, far from being the 5-minute wonder that was anticipated, it started a life-long passion for pop music that is just as strong today as it was then. In fact Mick still owns his first guitar, which can be seen at the back of the CD booklet on his first album, “So The Story Goes”.
The 80’s saw Mick learning his craft and playing in various bands in and around London, but eventually put down the bass and started performing and recording just as a vocalist. Mick’s love of song-writing and producing led to him securing a publishing deal with Jobete Music (the publishing arm of Motown Records) in 1986. The following year on a writing trip to New York, he was approached to sign a deal with Virgin Music in Los Angeles.
Since then, Mick has performed and recorded with artists such as: Lionel Ritchie, Alice Cooper, Kylie Minogue, Alison Moyet, Chris Rea, Donny Osmond, Robin Gibb, Westlife, Cliff Richard, Cher, Lulu and the K.L.F. He is also a regular member of The SAS Band which play all over the world with guest artistes including: Brian May, Roger Taylor, Roger Daltrey, Paul Young, Kiki Dee and Tony Hadley.
He also is the lead vocalist for Three Friends, playing the music of Gentle Giant and featuring two members of the original line-up - Gary Green and Malcolm Mortimore.
Since joining Graham Gouldman for an acoustic set at the Green Room in London’s Café Royal almost 20 years ago, Mick has become a regular in the latest incarnation of 10cc, taking on Lead Vocal duties and playing percussion, guitar and keyboards. Mick and Graham have also performed acoustic sets at numerous charity events including the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Mick featured as one of the guest vocalists on a series of concerts across Spain with a 40 –piece symphony orchestra and rock band, playing the music of Queen.
Mick continues to tour with 10cc all over the world, and to be a much in demand solo vocalist not just in and around London, where he is based but also abroad in Holland, Belgium, Scandinavia and Germany where his fanbase keeps growing!