Michael Bradley (musician)

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Michael Bradley
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Bradley (second left) performing live with the Undertones in Barcelona, Spain. 2007
Background information
Birth name Michael Bradley
Born (1959-08-13) 13 August 1959 (age 58)
Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Genres Punk rock
Occupation(s) Musician, producer, DJ
Instruments Bass guitar,
Years active 1976–1983, 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". 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 8pm to 10pm every Tuesday 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, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and is married to Elaine Duffy. Together they have four children: Alice (22), Frank (21), May (19) and Jim (10).[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. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2016/mar/04/the-undertones-teenage-kicks-michael-bradley-punk-classic
  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.