Michael Baker spent his childhood near Brighton (where he went to the same school as Rag N’ Bone Man), Michael got his first guitar aged eight after seeing Oasis live and needing to learn ‘Wonderwall’. In his teens, the songs soon started to flow. It wasn’t long before the purity of his voice, the direct rawness of his writing and the sheer scope of his sound found him regular gigs and a devoted fanbase – one that only grew bigger and more in love with the release of his magnificent critically acclaimed debut album ‘Dust & Bone’
‘One God Damn’ is taken from his second album ‘Salt’ a record that maps Baker’s journey through darkness and vulnerability to something a lot more hopeful and has won over scores of new fans with its feel-good magnetism.
‘Salt’ was Arts Council UK funded and was released in March 2020, with a 6 piece band of multi instrumentalists who provide soaring harmonies, production from Ed Martin and mix from Oliver Baldwin (Aldous Harding / First Aid Kit), Salt also features guest pedal steel from Maggie Bjorklund ( Jack White) and is a towering accomplishment that will win hearts with its adept handling of love, loss and hope. With a 3rd album already written there’s more to come, but for now though, you’re about to get to know the real Michael Baker.. “I’ve been getting letters and messages from people saying that my songs have got them through a very hard time, and I don’t know how to reply to them other than as if I’d known them my whole life. That’s the way that I would do it. I hope that my music gives them as much as it’s given me.”