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Mike Ridley

(AKA Horace Silverman) - lead and harmony vocals, guitar, fiddle  

Mike took his inspiration from his brother who had a band in the early 60s and started playing guitar at the age of 11.

A multi-instrumentalist, he has played many genres including blues, jazz, classical and folk.  He is a fine guitar player but also is very proficient on the fiddle and the piano.  He holds a professional diploma in classical music.

Mike has composed music throughout his musical career, most notably with his band Quartet and the album ‘Ghosts of the Golden Age’. Also his album ‘...And If I Tightly Close My Eyes’, which is a collection of songs from his travels in India.

Mike is well known throughout the North East from his work with many of the best local musicians.


Mike Ridley on Telecaster at The Corner House