Mike Dyer is a musician, actor and playwright. His remarkable journey nearly finished before it had even started. Following a horrendous motorcycle accident Mike was destined to be wheelchair-bound for life but defied the odds and spent three years learning to walk again. He originally cut his teeth fronting Liverpool rock band Tokyo and fronted the rock band Rhode Island Red, in which he played alongside Laurence. He has notably written for Diana Ross, Eric Clapton and collaborated and performed with Alvin Lee, Scott Gorham, and Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith. He then took to the West End stage playing principal rolls from The Narrator in Blood Brothers to Pilate/Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar, following a stint of playing the Hunchback of Notre Dame in the global smash musical Notre Dame de Paris. Mike says ‘After a long spell of ironing my shirts on a wok I needed to spread my rebel wings once again’. He went on to write the book, script, co-write the musical score and produce the critically acclaimed musical Exposure. Which made its world premiere at the St James Theatre, London in 2016. A national tour of Exposure is scheduled in 2021. ‘My rebel wish finally came true, when long-lost brother Laurence Archer called me on Christmas Day 2018 with unfinished business and Grand Slam 19 was hatched,’ Mike says. His career experience ranges from fronting rock bands, and principal West End roles, to writing, directing and arranging compositions and musicals. You might also see him as the occasional baddy on TV or the silver screen, in Eastenders-Cassie Hogan, and Evita and Blade Runner. Mike is currently on an almighty mission with the Grand Slam boys to tip their hat with respect to the Grand Slam heritage, whilst flying this exciting new beast forward.