Mike Pickering

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Michael Pickering (born 24 February 1958, Accrington, Lancashire, England) has DJed at The Haçienda's infamous "Nude" and "Hot" nights and later "Shine". He worked for Factory Records[1] where he signed Happy Mondays, To Hell With Burgundy and James amongst others. He was the founder, writer and producer of Quando Quango[1] and later M People,[1] playing the saxophone, and as backing singer.

Pickering now works as A&R within the Columbia label of Sony BMG where he A&Rs The Gossip, Calvin Harris, Kasabian, and The Ting Tings.

He appeared as himself in the film, 24 Hour Party People starring Steve Coogan, a film all about Factory Records and Tony Wilson. Pickering is also a supporter of Manchester City Football Club, and appeared in the documentary film about the club, Blue Moon Rising, in 2010 alongside Noel Gallagher.


  1. ^ a b c Bush, John. "Biography: M People". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 June 2010.