Mike Holoway

Biography.

Mike Holoway born, in Dagenham, Essex, is an acclaimed British musician and actor. He was the drummer and percussionist in Flintlock and at the same time became an actor, notably in the cult TV series The Tomorrow People.

He was taught to play the drums at the age of five by his grandfather and, at the age of eight, he joined a stage school to pursue an acting career. He also studied music theory, percussion and drums at the Barking & Essex College of Music and played in the Essex Jazz Band. He trained at The ANNA SHER stage school London for 3 years. His first stage appearance was as Boy Babe in Babes In The Wood at the London Palladium with Edward Woodward and Derek Nimmo.

At the age of ten, he made is first TV appearance with the Young Revivals - two years later they changed their name to Flintlock. Comprising Mike Holoway, Derek Pascoe, John Summerton, Bill Rice and Jamie Stone, the group made numerous TV appearances on programmes such as Blue Peter, Magpie, You Must Be Joking, Pauline's Quirkes, Fanfare and Top Of the Pops. In 2007, Flintlock reunited for a one-off gig. Mike Holoway was awarded the TV Times Personality of the Year award in 1976.

Mike has been in numerous Theatre shows including Joseph’s Technicolour Dreamcoat in the starring role of Joseph for 3 years, Robin Prince of Sherwood, Stardust as well as  various pantomimes.

Mike Holoway Fact File

5’ 10”

Blue Eyes

Athletic Build

Trained at the Barking and Essex College of Music

Grade 8 Music Theory

Grade 6 Trumpet

Masters Drums and Percussion

Drummer for the Essex Jazz Band

3 years training at the Anna Scher Drama School

Classically trained singing and acting

Vocal training and coaching with Ian Adams,vocal coach for Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman and many more

Range  – Tenor