Mike Batt

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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6 February 1949, Southampton, Hampshire, England. Beginning his career as an in-house music publisher and songwriter, Batt swiftly moved into production and session work, playing keyboards on albums by Hapshash And The Coloured Coat and producing the Groundhogs’ debut album. However, Batt’s early success came through the medium of television advertisement jingles, rather than progressive rock. Like 60s producers Andrew Loog Oldham and Larry Page, Batt also released some eponymous orchestral albums, including portraits of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Simon And Garfunkel, George Harrison, Elton John and Cat Stevens. By 1973, he had discovered a new hit-making machine courtesy of the Wombles, a children’s television programme that spawned a number of UK hit singles including ‘The Wombling Song’ and ‘Remember You’re A Womble’. He continued to produce for other artists, including the Kursaal Flyers, Elkie Brooks, Steeleye Span...

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