b. Mike Bray, 7 August 1951, Wyken, Coventry, Warwickshire, Britain. Despite having created songs through the entire 70s, Accrington didn’t perform in public areas until August 1979 when he made an appearance at a folk membership in Stalybridge, Lancashire. There implemented a rise in bookings, including two brief tours of the united states in 1987 and 1988, and an appearance on the Hong Kong celebration in 1988. Using the development of even more radio appearances as well as the attendant work-rate, Accrington quit his job for the railways (he previously been the final station-master at Rochdale place) to commit himself completely to a musical profession. His tracks, although amusing, frequently have a note. He has created several non-humorous songs, like the exceptional ‘Lesley’, a protest tune about Sellafield nuclear power place. ‘The Last Teach Has Eliminated’ was a nostalgic go through the demise from the railways. Utilizing a selection of props in his live work, Accrington has generated a solid popularity for the folk picture, and he’s among the funniest & most hard-working comedians in the united states. His primary asset can be a satirical, Lancastrian feeling of humour, however, underneath, he’s a significant songwriter who cares deeply about cultural issues.