My name is Mike and I use the stage name Haysom as there are too many Harrisons! I am a recovering guitarist and play in a variety of styles, though my roots lie in 20 years of playing classical guitar. Many of my influences come from the guitar world such as Steve Hackett and Gordon Giltrap. In terms of ukulele players I admire the talents of Taimane Gardner, Tobias Elof and Matt Stead, all of which I have had the pleasure of meeting.
I’ve only been playing ukulele for just over a year but I am a versatile player in two bands and my solo work is building a solid fanbase.
I have always had a passion for writing music and achieved 1sts for most of my compositions in my Creative Music Tech degree and have gone on to compose scores for independent films.
I am currently recording an instrumental ukulele album (inspired by my surroundings in South West Scotland) as well as multi-ukulele cover songs.
To hear some of my original ukulele recordings, visit this YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_B6PY0tKoQ&list=PL0U7ckZMGMUNeFCid5adcJVEo0E6f-Cvh
You can support my work (with special rewards) at http://patreon.com/mikehaysom