Portrait Of Mike Pinder


The Inspiration:

(freehand and painted in oil pastels)

The father of the Mellotron keyboard instrument sound.

Mike used to work at Streetly Electronics, Birmingham UK., where they make Mellotrons and he realised the potential of the musical instrument.

He used it to great effect with the Moody Blues sound in their heyday.

See PRESS article in Higher and Higher (Moody Blues) magazine USA. Issue 39 and 40, 1998- 1999 ‘A present of coincidence’

Moody Blues

Kevin Alun Parrish © 1994