Mick White

As a one time member of Samson Mick White had played most of the UK’s premier venues at 

the tender age of eighteen. He’d supported Iron Maiden on their mammoth UK trek for the 

“Somewhere In Time” tour and also had a wealth of writing and recording experience for 

someone so young.

Following his departure from Samson in 1989 White formed First Strike and continued to 

write, record and tour his way around the UK including tours with Uriah Heep, Giant, Dare, 

Slaughter, Shy and many others making videos and headlining shows at the Marquee in 


The future was looking bright with major record company interest and an impending 

management deal with a big American management company until the grunge movement 

happened and virtually changed the music landscape overnight.

After First Strike split White found his talents were very much in demand in the studio and 

spent the next five years doing session work across various studios in London.

Towards the end of the nineties White started writing again and was offered a deal with US 

record company Domo records. This became the band Seven Days who went on to release 

two singles recorded in London and mixed by Kip Winger at his studio in Sante Fe.

As the new millennium began White drifted away from music for a period of time finding no 

inspiration in the direction music was taking as rock went further underground.

In the Summer of 2019 White was approached by Steelheart Records to finally get a release 

for the First Strike album. ‘Just Another Night’ was released in October and was greeted 

enthusiastically by rock radio and fans with three pressings of the CD selling out and a digital 

release early in 2020 also doing very well.

During the Autumn of 2019 White guested on a track called “Better Be Strong” written by 

German songwriter “Marty Punch”. Drummer Carsten Enghardt also played on the song and 

on hearing the vocal knew straight away he was the man his band Endfield were looking for. 

Phone calls were made and after agreeing to join the band Mick added lyrics and melodies to 

the tracks over the next few months.

In January 2020 Mick flew out to Munich to record the vocals at 1st Take Studios where a 

further two songs were also written and recorded and the ten songs were now finalised for 

the new album.

As the global pandemic hit White found time to start writing a solo album enlisting the 

talents of guitarist Luke Hatton and Endfield bandmate Carsten Enghardt. Eleven tracks 

were recorded including ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’ a song co-written with Paul Samson in 1988, 

a reworking of the First Strike song ‘ Hold Tight’ and a new version of ‘Better Be Strong’. All 

vocal, guitars, bass and keyboards were recorded in the UK with drums added at 1st take 

Studios where it was also mixed.

The album “Something’s Got to Give” will be released on 15 April 2022 via Enghardt Media / 

Edel Records..

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Mick White UK PR Information

Contact: Martin Dunning

Email Address: martin@bespokemediapr.com

Web Address: https://bespokemediapr.com

Phone Number: 07854012968

Location Westfield Road Burton-On-Trent DE13 0TL Phone 07854012968 Email martin@bespokemediapr.com Hours Monday 9am-5pm Tuesday 9am-5pm Wednesday 9am-5pm Thursday 9am-5pm Friday 9am-5pm
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