Mike Peters (Michael Leslie Peters) was born 25th February 1959 and is from Prestatyn, Wales.
He is best known for being in the rock band The Alarm, with band mates Mike Peters, Dave Sharp, Eddie Macdonald and Nigel Twist. Mike Peters has been active in the music business since 1975, and he is also the co-founder of the Love Hope Strength Foundation, a charity which helps to raise money for people with cancer and leukemia.
Before finding fame in The Alarm, he was in a number of bands Hairy Hippie, The Toilets, Seventeen (during the ‘80s) and many more.
During the ‘80s after the break-up of Seventeen Mike Peters created Alarm Alarm. The name came about when the legendary Radio One presenter John Peel made a comment about the other bands at the time with similar styles of names (Duran Duran, Talk Talk) and so the name was shortened to just The Alarm.
Between 1981- 1991, The Alarm toured all over the US, opening up for U2 and had nine studio albums which all reached the Top 50 in the UK Album Chart. Their most commercially popular album was Declaration (1984) which reached #6 and in the US Strength (1987) reached #39, their highest position in the US Billboard 200 Chart.
In 1991 The Alarm came to the end with Mike Peters announcing his departure at Brixton Academy. He released his debut solo album Breathe in 1994 with the singles "Back into the System" and "It Just Don't Get Any Better Than This". The album went onto reach the Top 5 in the UK Album Chart.
Throughout the ‘90s Mike Peter’s career had a revival with his amazing acoustic and electric performances across Europe and the US. He released his second album Feel Free and then was later diagnosed with cancer and at the same time his wife decided to try IVF in order to conceive.
In 2012 Mike Peters announced he would be appearing with Big Country as part of their 2012 tour.