Mike Last Editorial- Herald Express 2004

David Lowe

Mike is a man of very many parts – Film maker shows his mettle!

THOSE of you who read my article last week about the charity CD being produced locally in aid of Devon Air Ambulance, may have spotted a passing reference to Mike Last and his fly-on-the-wall documentary. Mike, a graduate in film,

and media, has recently launched a video production company called craftyproductions.com, and he’s currently following on camera, the daily developments surrounding the making of the CD. However, Mike Last’s talents don’t end there, not by a long chalk. Many local live music fans will know he has been a prominent figure in the Torbay scene for some time.

In fact, guitarist/vocalist Mike has been working the clubs and pubs around South Devon, and beyond, since 1998.

Prior to that, he spent five Years gigging across London and across Europe. I met up with mike recently, and he was keen to point out that he’s one of the few, if not the only local entertainer to be performing completely live with no backing whatsoever.

Mike says “This makes the show very versatile, spontaneous and interactive, bearing in mind the unusually wide range of material I cover.” He’s been causing a bit of a stir on the local live music circuit in recent weeks. And to underline the point, he returns by public demand to the Spinning Wheel in Paignton on Sunday evening.

Meanwhile, any bookers, venue proprietors or event organizers who would like more information on Mike’s availability as either a solo performer, video production executive, should email mike@craftyproductions.com