Station Manager / Presenter
Mike Pratt - Mike was active in student radio firstly at University Radio Nottingham. He was also briefly a presenter on "The Network", an early but short-running satellite radio station for UK student radio stations. After 10 years out of radio, Mike set up MikeLive! radio as a side-line in 2007 in order "to see if I could create a radio station from scratch. And because there were no stations playing what I wanted to hear. Also I wanted to play new music out there that I knew was no getting airplay on other stations". Now lives in Hampshire UK. Recent achievements outside of radio include writing a song with a minor seventh flattened fifth chord in - nice! He's releasing his own album. Mike's favourite artists include: the Beach Boys/Brian Wilson, the Beatles, Dion DiMucci, Sam Cooke, the Seekers, Mamas and the Papas, Buddy Holly, to name a few.
Steve Pratt - made his radio debut on MikeLive! in 2008 and in no time has developed his own relaxed style to presenting. Due to his time down-under, he has become something of an expert in Australian/New Zealand rock music. Now lives in London UK. He makes a point of playing a track in full whether it's 3, 6 or 12 minutes long. Considers 50 km to be a safe distance from a Bon Jovi concert. All-time favourite artists include: ELO, Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Peter Gabriel, Elton John.
Dave Wilcox - Born and bred in Ebbw Vale, South Wales, Dave first took up the DJ reigns at University Radio Bath. Was also part of a radio comedy collective called the "Lemon Curry". Dave says: "The station was pumped into the coffee bar, launderettes and Student Union offices so there was no escape - I do like a nice captive audience who aren't allowed to reach the 'off' button! Following graduation, I was keen to feed my radio addiction and so I landed a job in a local hospital radio station (another captive audience) So there I was - broadcasting to the patients in a vain attempt to make them feel better. It must have worked because they left in droves, along with the staff (or was it something to do with the hospital closing down?)" Dave's now based in London. All-time favourite artists include, among many others: Sparks, the Beach Boys/Brian Wilson, Rufus Wainwright.
The mysterious DJ Mantra makes his debut on MikeLive! Radio during 2012. Not much can be said about him except that he plays monster choons.
They're an "international fusion of the worst kind". Seriously, Molan Spectrum is a pop entity combining the songwriting talents of Jan Mosiewicz with Lane and Lane Productions and a variety of featured artists to produce a hugely diversified range of tracks, ranging from drum and bass to musical theatre, world folk to jazz ballad.
Ruthie has performed at festivals and venues all over the UK, as well as in New York and Wellington, New Zealand. She has also performed at 10 Downing Street and as a warm up act for Sting at Elton John’s White Tie & Tiara Ball. Her influences are broad ranging, from European political cabaret, jazz and latin standards, soul, funk and 20th century classical music.
The singer/songwriter and founder of Good Gracious Music Ltd has been writing and performing songs since the early 80’s. Marco is married to Vivi, has two daughters, Jemma and Lucy and a dog, called ‘Gus’. Marco says, “ It doesn’t matter what you do for a living the real work starts when you get home”. Marco has recently recorded a mini-album called "The Nashville Sessions". Visit: Good Gracious Music.
"We have been together now for about nine years and up to recently we were performing covers of popular songs at many venues and enjoying this. However in 2011 we decided to change direction and started to perform our own original material. All the songs on our album were written by Geraldine and the band all helped to create our sound. We have had much success with these songs so far and have been played on many community radio stations in many countries around the world. These songs are here for you to listen to and we hope you enjoy them." Visit: Interactive Murcia.
EDM raw. Henry's Machine dance tracks can be consumed neat or incorporated into your wildest mash-ups. Slick iconic fun songs ready for exploitation, HM are a dance ideas line-up with BPMs ranging between 75 and 160 depending on genre. Hooky, mainstream, driven pop in an original, quirky electro-band format. Visit: Henry's Machine.
Sine Star Project
Sine Star Project Succeed in Building Humans! Sine Star Project kick-start 2008 with their second album ‘Building Humans’. The overall impact is highly charged, emotional music delivered in a grandiose style. Sine Star Project’s influences are hard to pin down, a few elements point to some of the great classical composers, but rock influences are also apparent including Queen, Led Zeppelin, Jeff Buckley, Muse, Tool and Pink Floyd to name but a few. Sine Star Project are from Southampton and are led by Peter J Croissant..
Armed with a backlog of songs written over the course of the last 20 years, British songwriter, Mike Pratt, has finally got around to entering a studio to record an album. Diversity is the name of Mike's game, recording an album of sound-alikes was never the intention. "I like a wide range of styles, from pop and rock, to jazz, oldies and funk, and this is reflected in my songwriting". Few rules apply here but, according to Mike, "I try to ensure when writing a song that it has a stand-out chorus!" The album is titled 'Where I Stand' is out now. Visit: Mike Pratt's Profile.
It is possible, if you have broadband and wi-fi, to buy an internet radio to enable you to listen to internet radio stations without running a PC. See www.Reciva.com for details.
The main page for MikeLive! is at www.mikelive.co.uk. Normally the station will start playing automatically when you visit the site - you have to do nothing further!
MikeLive! now streams on the internet at 96kb/s stereo.
Depending on your browser and security settings, you may receive an ActiveX or Windows security warning message in place of the on page (known as embedded) embedded Flash player, you will need to accept this message in order for the embedded player to run. You will normally only have to do this once from your PC, on subsequent visits it will not be necessary.
If you cannot get the embedded player in the MikeLive! page to work, then click on the icons below it to open on the media player or mobile device of your choice. Alternatively you can click on one of the links below.
Windows Media Player: http://viadj.viastreaming.net/tunein.php/mikeliveradio/playlist.asx
Attention AUDIOREALM listeners - the station is not listed on the Audiorealm website 24/7, best to bookmark the main station page in order to be able to return at any time.
Times (GMT/UK local): Mon-Sun, 00:00-01:00 GMT, 06:00-07:00 GMT, 12:00-13:00 GMT, 18:00-19:00 GMT. Times (CET): Mon-Sun, 01:00-02:00 GMT, 07:00-08:00 GMT, 13:00-14:00 CET, 19:00-20:00 CET
Reception equipment required: To receive this signal, a satellite receive antenna (a "dish"), and digital satellite receiver, would be required. There is no encryption so no special type of satellite decoder, or viewing card, is needed.
The MikeLive! satellite service is carried part-time by Radio Eden, who also transmit programmes for other radio stations. Only certain programmes on Radio Eden, scheduled for the above times, are MikeLive! programmes. For more details about other programmes in the Radio Eden satellite schedule, check radioeden.com.
Satellite parameters and coverage maps are shown above and below. Remember, to listen anytime, MikeLive! is still only available 24/7 via the internet at www.mikelive.co.uk.
From the heart of the English countryside, there comes a new radio station, transmitting rock, pop, indie, oldies, unsigned acts, talk and much more, worldwide over the internet, 24 hr a day.
MikeLive! is an experiment in radio! Many internet radio stations are wall-to-wall music picked randomly by computers and played off anonymous servers. MikeLive! is different, MikeLive! is commercial-free, but all programmes are DJ-led. All music played is hand-picked and you'll never know what's playing next!
In order to broadcast 24/7, without resorting to those servers playing back to back music, we do repeat shows that have been previously been aired live, or recorded as live. Specifically the music policy is to play a diverse range of music, and from the mainstream to play less well-known tracks from well-known artists, as well as new music and unsigned artists.
The station is licensed with music licensing authorities MCPS/PRS and PPL in the UK.
MikeLive! launched on 1st June 2007. Since the station launched we've received many emails - thanks! MikeLive! presenters include or have included Dave Wilcox, Mike Pratt and Steve Pratt, DJ Mantra and we hope to add others soon.
MikeLive! uses ShoutCAST streaming (MP3). For more information about this, including help with listening, check out the help page.
You can listen to the station at www.mikelive.co.uk or www.prattfamily.demon.co.uk/mikelive , MikeLive! is also listed on a number of radio station listing sites. Don't forget to save the address in your favourites before you leave.
MikeLive! internet radio can be heard on satellite on a part-time basis, starting 7th December 2008. For more details see the Help! page for satellite.
We would like to thank the providers and suppliers that make this station possible, as shown on the different logos on this page.
Terms and conditions ("the small print") are listed below.
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