He started messing around with keyboards at the age of 5.
He took several jobs in fast food restaurants to finance a failed attempt to launch his own record label.
As a teenager he built a recording studio in a cupboard in his bedroom.
At 19 he went to Australia for a year, taking his sampler along for company.
The first two Streets albums were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize: Original Pirate Material in 2002 and A Grand Don't Come For Free in 2004.
"Fit But You Know It" was a Top 5 hit in the summer of 2004.
Mike Skinner has performed live at Reading Festival in the dance tent as well as on the main stage.
The Streets Discography
- 13 Remix
- 2 Vocals
- 1 Instruments & Performance
- 1 Writing & Arrangement
- 10 Featuring & Presenting
- 6 Production