Mike Howe is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer. His album “Lichens” won the One World Music Award for Best Instrumental Album 2015. Originally signed to the Real Music/Myndstream labels and latterly as an independent artist, his music has been described as ‘humble and heartfelt’, and it ranges from solo acoustic guitar to melodic, cinematic sounds drawn from folk, jazz, new age and rock.
“The beauty of Mike Howe’s music does not come from an exhilarating execution that will take your breath away. Instead he produces melodies that will allow you to take a deep breath and forget about the worries that each and every day brings”.
“…..It is difficult to classify Howe’s music, but his simple, straightforward songs reflect folk traditions with a contemporary sensibility. More than anything, this music is humble, heartfelt, and strikingly beautiful”.
2015: WINNER: One World Music Radio Awards: Best Acoustic Instrumental Album – Lichens
2015: Nomination: Hollywood Music and Media Awards: Best Instrumental Composition -“Remember” from the album “Lichens”
2011: Nomination: ZMR Awards: Best Instrumental Album – Island of Anywhere
2010: Nomination: ZMR Awards: Best Instrumental Album – Round River
2009: Nomination: ZMR Awards: Best New Artist – Time Stands Still