Mikey Craig

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Michael Emile "Mikey" Craig (born 15 February 1960) is an English musician and DJ, best known as a bassist of the 1980s pop group Culture Club.

In 1988, he released a single "I'm A Believer". Following the single's flop, Craig, with the help of his brother Greg, completed an album which was shelved by Virgin Records.

Craig was an executive producer, in the mid-nineties, for his own critically acclaimed dance label, SLAMM records, generating dance hits by artists like Mr. & Mrs. Smith and also Mankey.

Now, Craig is a guest bassist in a Culture Club tribute band called Culture Dub. Craig has also performed with Kid Creole and the Coconuts during their UK shows.

Personal life[edit]

Craig went to St Clement Danes School in DuCane Road, Hammersmith. Craig had two children with Cleo Scott (daughter of the author and political campaigner Erin Pizzey), a son, Keita, born in 1977 and a daughter Amber, born 18 months later. Keita was a paranoid schizophrenic who committed suicide in Wandsworth Prison in 2000.[1] Craig ended his relationship with Cleo shortly after Culture Club's rise to fame in 1982. He is now married to an Italian woman named Lilli[2] and had with her three sons: Milo Emile (b. 1990),[3] Paco Gigi (b. 1992)[4] and Geo Luca (b. 1998).[5]


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  2. ^ What about Mikey’s family?. Pairsskating.tripod.com. Retrieved on 2013-06-02.
  3. ^ London Birth Records. Genesreunited.co.uk. Retrieved on 2013-06-02.
  4. ^ London Birth Records. Genesreunited.co.uk. Retrieved on 2013-06-02.
  5. ^ London Birth Records. Genesreunited.co.uk. Retrieved on 2013-06-02.