Mike Ogletree is a musician who played drums with legendary 80's Scottish rock bands Simple Minds and Fiction Factory. He is an African-American-Scotsman. In 1956 he was the first Black/American to be born in Scotland, an Afro-Celt. He was born and raised in Burns Country on the west coast of Scotland; Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, a place frequented often by Robert Burns, the Scottish bard.- Mike currently lives and works in Brooklyn. - His latest work, inspired by the poems of Burns, borrows from the title of the poet's first publication: THE KILMARNOCK EDITION SONGS CHIEFLY IN THE SCOTTISH DIALECT. A unique blend of world/rock/reggae music, sung by Mike in the Scottish dialect of his and Burns's birthplace. Composed, performed and produced entirely at his studio in Brooklyn NY The Kilmarnock edition is Mike's debut as a solo artist. Tracks to watch out for are Red Red Rose, Man Was Made To Mourn and All This Time.
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