Mike Hastings is a guitarist and songwriter from Glasgow who has played with Trembling Bells for the past ten years. He also performs regularly with Mike Heron of the Incredible String Band, and has worked with Peter Daltry of Kaleidoscope (UK), Nick Garrie, the late Judy Dyble (Fairport Convention/Trader Horne) and Will Oldham. He is currently one half of folk duo Mike & Solveig, who released their debut album Here comes Today in 2016.
I first discovered Bert when I moved into a bedsit in Ayr, Scotland at the age of 18. The previous tenant had left behind an old LP of Basket of Light by Pentangle. When I played the record, after purchasing a record player from a nearby jumble sale, I was immediately blown away and felt that I had discovered the music that I’d always wanted to hear! soon after I attended a small folk festival in Southern Scotland where Bert was playing. He has been a huge influence on my guitar playing.