Mike Youe is a critically acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Bristol, UK.

Mike, an accomplished guitarist, bassist, and singer, has also written and co-written music that has garnered 5-star reviews in the national and foreign press. 


Mike has written, recorded, and toured throughout the UK and Europe for the past decade. He currently plays for The Blue Aeroplanes and has also played with a list of other artists including Bristol punk legend Rita Lynch, Laura Kidd/She Makes War (now Penfriend) and Gerard Starkie (Witness). Also, in a return to performing as a solo artist after a decade, his second solo album is due out later this year. 

Mike is also an experienced lecturer and higher education professional, who is currently the Course Leader on the B(Mus) Hons in Songwriting (and associated joint undergraduate degrees) at BIMM Institute Bristol.

Mike is available for:

  • Live & studio guitar, bass, and vocal session work (including remote session work).

  • Writing and co-writing sessions.

  • Private guitar and songwriting tuition

  • Live performance & songwriting guest lectures, masterclasses, and lecture cover in FE & HE.


On stage at Glastonbury 2019 with The Blue Aeroplanes