Saturday 29th October 2016 Mike Garry returned to ACA
Mike performed during the weekend of exhibition and live events that celebrated the culmination of AASB
Mike recent musical collaborations include working with New Order and performing with Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and the National in New Yorks Carnegie Hall for the Tibet House Charity. This is where the classical composer Philip Glass first heard Mike and fell in love with his words and invited him to work collaboratively to create some new musical pieces. The combination of Mike’s poems and Philips music have been a great success with live performances in Europe and The United States.
Mike’s collaboration with Salford born composer Joe Duddell has had amazing reviews and has been the highlight of festivals throughout the summer of 2015/16. His Ode to Tony Wilson, “St. Anthony” was Number one in 3 Official UK Charts in August 2015 and the video was viewed by over a million people in it’s first month of release.
Mike is Associate Fellow and Artist in Residence at the University of Westminster, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Manchester Metropolitan in 2015 and has toured the world with John Cooper Clarke since 2010.