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Mike has been in the music industry his entire working life – in record retail, record companies, independent promotion, television, talent booking, artist management, event production - and is now the Programming Director of The Carleton - Music Nova Scotia’s Venue of the Year for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018; the Venue of the Year from the ECMA in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2018 and winner of the Canada Music Live award for Best Small Venue in Canada in 2017 - in Halifax. He is also the music curator of the Halifax Urban Folk Festival (HUFF), which runs annually in the last week of August through the Labour Day weekend. 2019 marks the festival’s 10th year.

Mike worked for MuchMusic for 18 years as host of Mike & Mike’s Excellent X Canada Adventures, MuchEast and Going Coastal. He’s lived in Halifax for 23 years. Since leaving MuchMusic in 2002 he has continued to remain close to the action on the East Coast. Some highlights include programming the pop/rock talent for the National Arts Centre’s Atlantic Scene festival in 2003, booking the Marquee Club (Halifax’s largest venue at the time) in 2004/5 and producing JunoFest in Halifax in 2006. Until he opened The Carleton, he was also a member of Joel Plaskett’s management team.

Mike has done work over the years – in many capacities - with the ECMAs, CARAS, FACTOR and has been a director on the board of Music Nova Scotia for almost two decades and was responsible for its annual “Tiki” showcase event during Canada Music Week in Toronto. He also served on the original board of the Unison Benevolent Fund, a charitable organization founded to help musicians and music industry professionals in times of need.

Mike has won a number of personal awards from Music Nova Scotia and the East Coast Music Awards (including a special Industry Builder honour at the the 25th anniversary ECMAs) as well as receiving the second annual Scene Builder award from the Halifax Pop Explosion.

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