Born in very North of Scotland in 1994 to the sound of English rock band Smokie, Mikie Henderson was set to make music from his first breath. His Scottish culture and American country music influences make for a unique, guitar-driven, modern country sound, accompanied by honest tales of love, loss, and life.
From engineer, to foodie, to charting singer songwriter, Mikie’s road to country music was far from tradition. With a fear of horses and a love of Queen, his image and sound breathes a breath of fresh air into the UK scene. His 2020 single ‘Now Is The Time’, went on to reach Number 2 in the iTunes Country Music Charts behind Keith Urban and Pink’s ‘One Too Many’; narrowly missing out on an All-Genre Chart Top 40, peaking at Number 46. After a short hiatus, Mikie made a return with ‘Victory in Europe Day’, recorded at Puzzle Maker Studios in Bristol, the first of a series of convincing releases set for 2022, which was released on 8th May.
His most recent single 'Rolled a Six' dominated Country Radio in the UK as well as recieving airplay on numerous regional BBC Radio Stations. The release was celebrated live on air on BBC Radio Bristol through a live interview with DJ Steve Yabsley.
Mikie is most definitely embarking on an exciting career in the UK Country Music Scene and beyond with 2022 set to be his biggest year yet with 5 single releases and various gigs across the UK!
"The impressive track also brings back the classic driving guitar solos, and incredible guitar hooks whilst featuring an insanely catchy chorus making the track the perfect sing-a-long anthem that will no doubt go down a storm at festivals"
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"If you're a Brad Paisley, Chris Young or a big guitar fan, you're going to absolutely love this"
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Mikie's solo music career started in 2020 which saw him release his debut Single ‘If Only’ which charted in the iTunes Country Music Charts and reached the final of the 2021 UK Country Music Award’s Song Award.
Mikie's biggest influences are Brad Paisley and Eagles. At an early age Mikie grew to love country music with influences such as Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, and George Jones. Outside of country music, Mikie is inspired by the music of Queen, The Proclaimers and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Mikie was the front man of popular Country Music band ‘The Chicken Pickers’, who over the course of their career, won several awards and played on the same bill as country stars such as Gene Watson, Leona Williams, Highway 101, and Heather Myles. Mikie featured on numerous episodes of BBC Alba's programme ‘Ceol Country’ and has had various appearances on Spotlight TV. Mikie is also a proud winner of the Silver Pendant singing award which is the highest accolade at the Royal National Mod for learners of the Scots Gaelic language.
Mikie is delighted to be welcoming you on this exciting journey with him.