Mike Last editorial – Herald Express 2003

David Lowe

From graphic designer, to disc jockey, then onto live music as one half of the duo Don’t Panic, followed by a solo career which continues to go from strength to strength.. and all this in less than six years. Quite how local vocalist Mike Last (pictured) has crammed so much into so little time, beats me, because he has also been studying for a BA (Hons) Media Arts degree at Brunel University, and on April 6 this year he became a dad for the first time. And all that on top of a recent 15-week apres-ski engagement in France!

Far from exhausted, though, Mike is still working at full-tilt, and to prove the point. he can be seen in action at The Old Mill In Belgrave Road. Torquay tonight, plus The Roundhouse in Paignton tomorrow. Then it’s oft to London for a couple of weekend engagements, before returning home for a gig at Rococo”s on Tuesday evening. Mike”s repertoire contains hundreds of songs… from Beatles, stones and Dylan. to a variety of emotively delivered original songs.