Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Mike Batt Exclusive Life Story Interview ~ Bright Eyes…..
Mike is one of the UK’s greatest composers!
He’s written for the Wombles, Katie Melua and even the international mega-hit ‘Bright Eyes’.
Most famously Mike Batt wrote ‘Closest Thing To Crazy’ with Katie Melua. Together their hits took over the world.
Enjoy a rare and exclusive interview with Mike finding out how he has written some of the biggest hits in the world.
This 20 minute Special was recorded in London for the BBC in 2011….
Mike is best known for creating The Wombles pop act, writing the chart-topping “Bright Eyes”, and discovering Katie Melua.
He has conducted many of the world’s great orchestras, including the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony and Stuttgart Philharmonic in both classical and pop recordings and performances.
In 2008, Batt performed and released, A Songwriter’s Tale, a compilation album of his hits, newly recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Henry Spinetti, Ray Cooper, Chris Spedding, Mitch Dalton and Tim Harries.
The album achieved position 24 in the UK albums chart. In 2011 his record label, Dramatico released the album “Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor” By Caro Emerald, achieving more than 400,000 UK sales and paving the way for the release of “The Shocking Miss Emerald” by the same artist in 2013. This album went straight to number one in the UK album charts.
In August 2014, Batt was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September’s referendum on that issue
Recorded 2011 by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio.