Mike Holoway

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Mike Holoway is a British musician and actor. He was the drummer and percussionist in Flintlock and at the same time became an actor, notably in the cult TV series The Tomorrow People. He was taught to play the drums at the age of five by his grandfather and, at the age of eight, he joined a stage school to pursue an acting career. He also studied music theory, percussion and drums at the Barking & Essex College of Music and played in the Essex Jazz Band. He trained at The ANNA SHER stage school London for 3 years. His first stage appearance was as Boy Babe in Babes In The Wood at the London Palladium with Edward Woodward and Derek Nimmo.

Mike started playing drums at the age of five which lead to him studying at the Barking and Essex college of Music. By the age of ten he was drummer and percussionist for the Barking and Essex Jazz Band. Mike also trained at the Anna Scher Drama Theatre School in Islington, London. He went on to train with renowned vocal coach Ian Adams. Mike’s first theatre appearance was at the London Palladium aged nine as one of the Babes in Babes in the Wood, starring Edward Woodward. Through his friends at the music college Mike then formed a group called The Young Revival who appeared on Blue Peter and were spotted by TV producer Roger Price. The pop group Flintlock was then formed. The band toured Japan, Germany and the UK extensively and had hit records with Dawn and Mony Mony. They recorded a further five albums and four singles and toured with Guys ‘n’ Dolls, Sheer Elegance, Love Affair and Marmalade. Around this time Mike starred in the following TV shows; the hit Thames TV series The Tomorrow People, for which he won personality of the year award in 1977, Pauline’s Quirks, You Must Be Joking, Fanfare, Magic Circle, Minder with Denis Waterman, Magpie, Top of the Pops, Cheggers Plays Pop and  Noel Edmund’s Swap Shop.