Mike Tournier

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Michael James Tournier (Mike Tournier) (born May 24, 1963, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England)[1] is an English electronic musician and one of the co-founders of the electronic music group Fluke along with Mike Bryant and Jon Fugler. He first met with other members of Fluke in High Wycombe where he had been involved, along with Jon Fugler, in a band called Skin, the lineup to this band consisting of Jon Fugler, Mike Bryant, Mike Tournier, Karen Smith, Guy Lewis and managed by Julien Nugent.[1]

History[edit]

Tournier attended the John Hampden Grammar School, High Wycombe. Little is known of Tournier's history prior to his incorporation into Fluke in 1988 at the age of 25 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire and remains a high point in his career.[2] The band's conception was influenced by Tournier's interest in acid house music and particularly Cabaret Voltaire and Giorgio Moroder.[2] Tournier stayed with Fluke until approximately 1998 when he left the group to collaborate with Jan Burton on Syntax's Meccano Mind. This was to be a short lived partnership with Syntax splitting up after only a single album and two singles.[3]

Mike's music has spanned many different genres throughout his career, which he has not seen as a problem, stating "I think it just goes to show that what you want out of music isn't necessarily as narrow minded as it being just guitars, or computers, its about feeling."[4]

Notes & references[edit]

  1. ^ a b BBC Radio One, Peel Sessions Artist Page: Fluke (link).
  2. ^ a b One Little Indian Records, Fluke Biography (link)remains unremarked.
  3. ^ Syntax, Message Forum with post from band member confirming split (link).
  4. ^ Syntax, Syntax Biography (link).

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