Mike Lesirge


Mike is a hugely in-demand sax, woodwind and keyboard player, with more than 20 years performing experience. He has arranged horns and performed on 3 Grammy-nominated albums, and his musical directing, writing and arranging skills are highly sought-after, for both live performances and recording projects.

Mike’s Musical Directing credits include:

  • Electronic music legend and 7-time Grammy nominee Bonobo
  • Mercury Prize-winning and double Grammy-nominated breakthrough singer Arlo Parks
  • Electronic artists George FitzGerald and MJ Cole
  • R&B legend Kelis
  • Singers AlewyaAndreya Triana and CLOVES.

Mike has worked with a huge variety of other artists, including:

Quincy Jones, TLC, Erykah Badu, Becky Hill, Raye, Sam Smith, Chronixx, Joss Stone, Tim Minchin, Pete Tong, the Heritage Orchestra, Jamie Cullum, Jordan Rakei, Odesza, Maribou State, Jamie Woon, Roni Size, Kim Wilde, Vanessa-Mae,  Alice Russell, The Herbaliser, PREP, Lapalux, Honne and Hackney Colliery Band.

He has contributed to 3 Grammy-nominated albums (‘Fragments‘ and ‘Migration‘ by Bonobo and ‘Chronology‘ by Chronixx) and played on Jamie Woon’s Mercury Prize-nominated record ‘Making Time’.


Mike is also a producer and composer for film, TV, radio and advertising, regularly working on bespoke compositions as well as writing for major production music labels (Sony BMG, EMI, Universal, Ninja Tune, Extreme Music, Cavendish). He recently wrote and produced the original music for Channel 4 show Highlife; has composed and recorded theme music for Sky TV; and his production music has been used extensively worldwide in shows like Family Guy, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Saturday Night Live and The Big Bang Theory, as well as countless other programmes in the UK, US, South Korea, Spain, Germany, France and Australia. Recent campaigns include bespoke work for Guinness, Lego, Stella Artois, Argos and Zoopla.