Mike Stevens

Born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, Mike is a musician, producer and writer graduate from Birmingham School of Music, where he studied clarinet, euphonium and piano.Mike Stevens

He is widely known as the Musical Director for Take That, having performed with them on every tour since 1993, including the Progress stadium tour last summer.

He has been Musical Director for acts such as Mika, Will Young, James Morrison, Anastasia, Sugababes, Geri Halliwell, Bill Withers, Donny Osmond, and supervised tours for Cheryl Cole, The Saturdays, Steps and The Wanted.

Mike has also been Annie Lennox’s Musical Director/Producer since 2002, and performed worldwide with Annie on shows including Sting’s Sacred Love US tour (2004), Live 8 (2005) and Nelson Mandela’s 96664 concerts. More recently he has worked with Annie on the album Songs of Mass Destruction (2007), co-producing her single Shining Light from the album Annie Lennox – The Collection (2009) and producing A Christmas Cornucopia (2010).

As a solo sax player in earlier years, Mike was in the Top 20 of America’s Jazz/Crossover chart with his RCA/Novus albums Light Up The Night and Set The Spirit Free. He supported The Temptations, Bill Withers and Dionne Warwick among others on tour and has recorded on albums by Tina Turner, Tom Jones, Mica Paris and Barry White.

As a solo sax player in earlier years, Mike was in the Top 20 of America’s Jazz/Crossover chart with his RCA/Novus albums Light Up The Night and Set The Spirit Free. He supported The Temptations, Bill Withers and Dionne Warwick among others on tour and has recorded on albums by Tina Turner, Tom Jones, Mica Paris and Barry White.

He was also Musical Director for Children in Need Rocks at the Royal Albert Hall (2009) and at Manchester Arena (2011), continuing with two London concerts this year.

In 2012 he was Musical Director for the Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace, and supervised performances with Take That and Annie Lennox at the Olympic Games closing ceremony.

Mike has been performing with 10cc since 2002.