Mike Lesirge


Mike is a hugely in-demand sax, woodwind and keyboard player, with more than 20 years performing experience. His musical directing, writing and arranging skills are also highly sought-after, for both live performances and recording projects.

Mike’s Musical Directing credits include:

  • Electronic music legend and 5-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
  • Pop singers Andreya Triana and CLOVES.

Mike has also worked with a huge variety of other artists, including Quincy Jones, TLC, Erykah Badu, Sam Smith, Chronixx, Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra, Jamie Cullum, Jordan Rakei, Maribou State, Jamie Woon, Alice Russell, The Herbaliser, Lapalux, Roni Size, Honne, Kim Wilde, Vanessa-Mae, Hackney Colliery Band and Tim Minchin. He has contributed to 2 Grammy-nominated albums (‘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 bespoke campaigns include TV adverts for Stella Artois, Argos and Zoopla.