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I'm an independent singer/songwriter and producer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. My writings manoeuvre their way through an eclectic background of pop, folk, Americana and singer/songwriters landing somewhere between Tom Odell, Harry Styles, David Gray and Brandi Carlile.

Finding my feet in the quiet listening rooms of Edinburgh, I won the inaugural BBC Scotland “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” in 2019 and went on to play some of Scotland's most iconic venues including headline shows at King Tut’s, Sneaky Pete’s and Rosslyn Chapel as well as opening for “Horse” at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. I spent the last 18 months exploring the world of co-writing, practicing his craft alongside writers from around the world before returning to live music in July supporting "Horse" at Albert Halls, Stirling followed by two sold out solo shows at Eden Court: Under Canvas, Inverness.

I've been featured by Jo Whiley on her BBC Radio 2 show and received huge support from Grant Stott and Roddy Hart on BBC Radio Scotland. Named as one of The Sun's "10 for 2021" by Jim Gellatly, I've also just played my festival debut opening the King Tut's Stage at this years TRNSMT Festival in Glasgow. 

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LATEST RELEASE

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"For The Record" - EP

This brand new collection of tracks mark a new beginning for me as an artist and having arranged, performed and recorded nearly every instrument on the record myself in my home studio in Edinburgh, the end result truly captures an honest representation of my thinkings as a writer and sensibility as a musician.

I grew up listening to my parent’s record collection (Queen, Billy Joel, Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel) and I wanted to explore how those influences could sit alongside modern production, showcasing where I’m heading as a recording artist while staying true to my “story song” roots.

Available on all major platforms HERE!

PREVIOUS RELEASES

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"Saving Grace" - Single

"Saving Grace" was my first studio release of 2021 and was written while my husband and I were separated due to covid travel restrictions for more than 8 months. It explores the hopeful loneliness we have all experienced through this challenging time; spending so much time apart from our families and loved ones.

 

The single received multiple national radio plays including BBC Radio 2 with Jo Whiley, BBC Radio Scotland with Grant Stott, Janice Forsyth and Roddy Hart as well as being featured on Amazing Radio with Jim Gellatly.

Available on all major platforms now!

Mike McKenzie The Christmas Song Singer Songwriter Scotland
Mike McKenzie Songwriter Vol.1 EP Singer Scotland
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Mike McKenzie Love Like This Singer Songwriter Scotland

CO-WRITING & PRODUCTION

My focus over the last year has been to expand my songwriting and production portfolio from my home studio in Edinburgh, continually seeking new projects with upcoming artists and writers. Get in touch for writing enquiries or collaborations by messaging me at here.

RECENT CO-WRITERS AND PRODUCTION PROJECTS

Tamzene

TAMZENE

TAMZENE

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MAN OF THE MINCH

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KERRI WATT

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BENJAMIN TRILLADO

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SCOUT

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LIV DAWN

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MALLY SMITH

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NATHANIEL CARTIER

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SARAH OWENS

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GAVIN BLACKIE

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ELEANOR KANE

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MORVEN & THE MCARDLES

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