|Name Mike Pickering||Role Record Producer|
|Music groups M People (Since 1990), Quando Quango|
Movies Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Albums The Best of M People, One Night in Heaven: The Best, Elegant Slumming, Bizarre Fruit, Bizarre Fruit II
Similar People Heather Small, Shovell, Simon Topping, Ian Broudie, Blakkat
An interview with mike pickering manchester 2nd may 2004
Michael Pickering (born 24 February 1958, Accrington, Lancashire, England) has DJed at The Haçienda's infamous "Nude" and "Hot" nights and later "Shine". He worked for Factory Records where he signed Happy Mondays, To Hell With Burgundy and James amongst others. He was the founder, writer and producer of Quando Quango and later M People, playing the saxophone, and as backing singer.
- An interview with mike pickering manchester 2nd may 2004
- Graeme park mike pickering hacienda 27 08 1989
Pickering now works as A&R within the Columbia label of Sony BMG where he A&Rs The Gossip, Calvin Harris, Kasabian, and The Ting Tings.
He appeared as himself in the film, 24 Hour Party People starring Steve Coogan, a film all about Factory Records and Tony Wilson. Pickering is also a supporter of Manchester City Football Club, and appeared in the documentary film about the club, Blue Moon Rising, in 2010 alongside Noel Gallagher.