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Mike Sterling

Mike Sterling was born in Glanamman, but was brought up in Swansea. At the age of seven he realised that he had a talent for singing when he was asked by his parents to sing at their Hotel and for weddings. Mike has fond memories of seeing Ryan Davies in Pantomime at Swansea Grand Theatre in the 1970's and being mesmerised by a great Welsh talent and remembers being devastated when he died in 1977. 

His first professional appearance was at The Cwmfelin Social Club in Swansea when he was just 14 years old. A year later he went for vocal coaching in Neath by the Welsh tenor Allun Davies - himself a fantastic singer who had won Opportunity Knocks for 8 weeks in a row in the 1960's. Mike made his television debut aged just 17 on Granada's "New Faces" in 1987 and went on to win the grand final. This acted as a launch pad for a hugely successful career since. Offers flooded in and he was soon appearing in major West End productions debuting at The Palace Theatre London in "Les Miserables" in the minor role of Feuilly, however his talent and work ethic shone through culminating with his acclaimed performances as Marius in the same show. After joining the cast of "Phantom Of The Opera" at Manchester Opera house in the romantic lead role of Raoul he was then offered the role of the Phantom in the West End production at Her Majesty's Theatre.

One of his best experiences however was at his home town Swansea when he appeared in his one man show at The Grand Theatre in 1996, and singing one of his favourite songs "Myfanwy" to a packed Welsh theatre just as Ryan had done  nearly 20 years earlier! The show also featured an impromptu duet with Mike and his vocal coach Allun Davies (who was in the audience) singing the beautiful "Be My Love and Unchained Melody" - not a dry eye in the house!

Listen to Mike singing 

"Bring Him Home”

Listen to Mike singing  

"The Music Of The Night"

Listen to Mike singing  

"My  Way”

Listen to Mike singing

“Too much love”

Listen to Mike singing

“Una Furtiva Lagrima”

Listen to Mike and Allun Davies at Swansea Grand Theatre in 1996 singing

“Be My Love” and “Unchained Melody”

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