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Mike Travis - An obituary

Mike Travis – drummer, percussionist, actor Born December 2, 1944; died September 4, 2023     Mike Travis, who has died aged 78, was a drummer and actor, who was a creative force from London’s late 1960s and early 1970s jazz scene to Scotland’s thriving alternative theatre circuit and beyond. From residencies at Ronnie Scott’s London jazz club, becoming a founder member of prog band Gilgamesh and playing with former Soft Machine bass player Hugh Hopper, Travis worked extensively with theatre companies such as Wildcat and Communicado.   With the former, Travis appeared in shows such as The Beggar’s Opera (1986), 7:84 Scotland founder John McGrath’s epic, Border Warfare (1989), and The Celtic Story (1998). With the latter, he was a founder member of the Cauld Blast Orchestra, formed by clarinettist Karen Wimhurst to play her music for Jock Tamson’s Bairns, Liz Lochhead’s Robert Burns and Hugh MacDiarmid inspired play performed at Tramway as part of the 1990 Glasgow Year of Culture.   Tra
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