One of the most charismatic musicians of his generation, Mic Christopher had already made a huge impact as lead singer and lyricist with The Mary Janes when he decided to embark on a solo career. Everything seemed to be on the up, and he was touring Europe with The Waterboys, when fate intervened in the cruellest imaginable way. Mic Christopher, it emerged, was in a coma…
I was 31 the first time I saw Mic Christopher. I know...
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