Michael Bradley (musician)

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Michael Bradley
Bradley (second left) performing live with the Undertones in Barcelona, Spain in 2007.
Bradley (second left) performing live with the Undertones in Barcelona, Spain in 2007.
Background information
Birth nameMichael Bradley
Born (1959-08-13) 13 August 1959 (age 61)
Derry
GenresPunk rock
Occupation(s)Musician, producer, DJ
InstrumentsBass guitar,
Years active1976–1983, 1999–present

Michael "Mickey" Bradley (born 13 August 1959) is the bassist for the Northern Irish pop punk band, The Undertones. Bradley is also a radio producer for BBC Radio Foyle and presented a one-hour programme on Radio Ulster: "After Midnight with Mickey Bradley". The show featured tracks from the new wave/punk era.[1] Bradley now presents a show titled "The Mickey Bradley Record Show" which airs from 7.30pm to 9.30pm every Friday night on BBC Radio Ulster.

In 2016, Bradley wrote a book called Teenage Kicks: My Life As an Undertone.[2]

Bradley also shares his birthday with former Undertones frontman Feargal Sharkey.

Personal life[edit]

Bradley was born in Derry and is married to Elaine Duffy. Together they have four children: Alice (25), Frank (24), May (22) and Jim (13) [3] Frank is in a jazz fusion rock band 'The Kashmir Krows' in which he plays drums and is the father to twin girls (4) Roxanne and Gucci.

In October 2006, Bradley revealed that he had received treatment for bowel cancer.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ After Midnight with Mickey Playlist. BBC.co.uk (2009). Retrieved on 13 September 2013.
  2. ^ Michael Bradley. "The story of Teenage Kicks: how a punk classic was born | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Secrets and lies: Michael Bradley. Belfast Telegraph. 16 June 2007
  4. ^ Musician speaks out on cancer. BBC News (7 November 2006). Retrieved on 13 September 2013.