Michael Baldwin

Michael Baldwin

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Country - Traditional | Bembridge, England, United Kingdom
Total Song Plays: 317   
Member Since: 2008
   Last Login: 6/12/2021

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Michael Baldwin posted over 30 days ago to Michael Baldwin

Well, I guess I must have been four or five years old when I first started taking an interest in music.
I remember sitting in the backroom of our house, listening to an old 78 record on a 1940s, wind-up record player.
The very first song I heard on that old machine was "Tell Me A Story" by Frankie Laine and Jimmy Boyd. I played that record so many times, I think I must have worn it out.
As time moved along, I began following country stars like Burl Ives, Hank Locklin, Slim Whitman and Hank Snow. Yep, I cut my teeth on country!
At age 11, I learned to play guitar and, at 14, took up playing bass guitar and formed a band called "The Arrows".
We began as an instrumental band and emulated "The Shadows" but, with the emergence of "The Beatles", we changed to rhythm & Blues.
We were resident at "The Carlton Ballroom", Slough, England, which hosted big names such as "The Rolling Stones", The Searchers, The Swinging Blues Jeans and many more hit-making groups.
I lost interest in the pop scene when the "Swingin' Sixties" ended, and in 2006, I started thinking back to the old country songs I loved so much as a youngster. The time had now come for me to put pen to paper and write about my own life experiences and get them out there as country songs to share with the world.
I have non-exclusive agreements for a few of my songs with publishers Linnette Harrigan Media Inc, based in New York, JTV Digital, Paris, France, and RTTM Music Group, San Antonio, Texas.
All of my songs have been recorded by professional demo singers and are available to artistes who may want to record any of them, as well as publishers and record companies wishing to promote or record the works.
My P.R.O. is BMI and I am also a member of The Guild of International Songwriters and Composers (GISC).
Thanks for reading.
Michael Baldwin


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