Who is Mike Skinner and what is his net worth 2018? Mike Skinner is a British vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who is known for his free flowing style and his band The Street. Michael Geoffrey better known by his stage name Mike Skinner is an English rapper, musician, record producer and actor was born on 27 November 1978 in Barnet, Hertfordshire. At the age of five Mike Skinner moved to West Health Birmingham, United Kingdom. He started to play with the keyboard at the age of five. When Mike Skinner was seven year old he showed symptoms of epilepsy, which got worsen in his early teenage. Mike Skinner started writing garage and hip hop music at his house in West Health Birmingham.
He built a sound booth in his bedroom with the help of a mattress and cupboard. Mike Skinner described his background as Barratt class suburban estate, not poor but not much rich. He started a fast food job while trying to start his own independent record label. Mike Skinner is a keen supporter of Birmingham city. Mike has worn replica T shirts of Birmingham City club on the stage and in the music video for his remix of Bloc Party’s single Banquet. In 2008, Mike Skinner took a break from music because of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, during this phase he wrote the song ‘Trying to Kill M.E.’.
Mike was in a worst situation because of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for almost a year. He raised the awareness about the disease that it is not just a depression. That’s what people think about it. In 2010, Mike Skinner married to Claire Le Marquandhead of TV Promotions at Warner Bros Records in Antibes, France. The couple was blessed with a daughter named Amelia in 2009.
After the birth of their daughter Skinner turnaround his lifestyle and quit drugs. He took the responsibility of being a father. Skinner is best known for his lyrics matched with his blurring musical style of United Kingdom hip hop, garage, indie rock, reggae and SKA. Skinner is praised for dazzling wordplay. Skinner also acted in some movies and television series. Nine soundtracks of a 2011, British film The Inbetweeners was composed by Mike Skinner.
In 2001, Skinner recorded his debut album Original Pirate Material in his bedroom on his laptop. The whole process cost him just £4000. The album nominated for Mercury Prize in 2002.
Education: Mike Skinner attended Bournville School, Birmingham for his secondary education and then he joined Sutton Coldfield College, Birmingham.
Net Worth of Mike Skinner
Mike Skinner has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million. Mike Skinner is a fan of Reebok Classic shoes. Most of the time he can be seen wearing white Workout Plus Trainers shoes. In 2005, Skinner signed up for a twelve month contract for Reebok’s ‘I Am What I Am’ ad campaign.
Mike Skinner has a beautiful stunning house in Brixton a district of London where he is living with his family happily.
Mike Skinner started the band ‘The Street’ in 1994. The Street released five albums and gave many successful songs in mid 2000s. He is focused on vocals, arranging, composing, mixing and synthesise. In November 2010, Mike Skinner announced the closing of The Street band because he has run out of avenues with the band. On 7 February 2011 The Street band released its final album ‘Computers and Blues’.
The Street ended after their final show at The Big Reunion. In 2005, Mike Skinner and Ted Mayhem launched independent record label The Beats Recording. After shelving The Street Skinner has launched a new project The D.O.T. along with Rob Harvey of The Music.
Now a day Mike Skinner is living like a retired person. He is doing what he wants to do. He used to want to be a DJ when he was a kid and now he reinvented himself as a DJ. He is playing golf and spending time with his family.
Mike Skinner’s lyrics influence many artists. In his lyrics he uses everyday speech and conversation and making a song. His free flowing and open style of music impress everyone. He is a good human being who is concerned about the environment and welfare of society. He has done Programme to increase the awareness about environment.