Mike Akhurst is a self taught Artist and Musician from Sittingbourne in Kent. Born two years following the end of world War two he became interested in Aircraft at an early age and now specialises in Nostalgic Aviation as well as Pet Portraiture and the occasional Full Portraits. He later created the cartoon MaK-Kat Collection which at one time were supplied in card and picture form to over 500 retail outlets.
On the music front, Mike has played the guitar since the age of ten and has been Lead Guitarist for several bands including “The Black Stars” sharing the billing with the Small Faces and David Bowie in the 1960s.
Mike’s style has somewhat mellowed these days and he provides easy listening and background music mainly for restaurants and quieter venues. The aim is to provide a relaxing ambiance and atmosphere for your special occasion, the style of music is a refreshing change to accompany conversation.
Here you will find details of how to contact Mike as well as a selection of his Music and Artwork.
Mike is available for all venues conducive with his music and would love to hear from you.
For the past year Mike has also provided music for “Health and Well Being” extending his repertoire to provide vocals and regular music entertainment for senior audiences in friendship centres and and over 60s clubs across Kent with the emphasis on interaction and audience participation.
Mike’s CDs and videos are available on request.