Playlist of the week


Each week we pick a Mike Stock music fan to choose our playlist for the following week and to tell us a little about themselves.

This week let us introduce you to.....

Tim Collard


Age: 50

Location: Surrey, UK. Moved from Australia in 1997

First Mike Stock Single bought: Bananarama - Venus

First Mike Stock album bought: Dead Or Alive - Youthquake

Favourite Mike Stock single: Dead Or Alive - Brand New Lover

Favourite Mike Stock album: Princess - Princess


All time favourite Mike Stock song: Mel & Kim - That's The Way It Is










Favourite Mike Stock artist: Dead Or Alive




Other music tastes: I’m stuck in the 80s and early 90s, so I still listen to Cathy Dennis, Blackbox, The Human League, Kym Sims, Pseudo Echo, Wa Wa Nee, Stacey Q, Italo house, Eurobeat. But I played cello as a kid and love Baroque string music, so anything by Vivaldi or Corelli. 

Why Mike Stock Music?

It was the sound of my adolescence and young adulthood. I remember hearing You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) on the radio for the first time in my bedroom in Brisbane in the 80s and it was unlike anything I’d heard before; I loved the sound, the energy, the cowbells, the handclaps! So I was hooked. Then I became aware of Princess, Mel & Kim, Rick Astley etc and I remember at some point connecting the dots, realising there was a common denominator to this sound. And in the ensuing years I filled in the blanks, discovering songs and artists I didn’t realise Mike produced. To this day Mike’s music takes me to my happy place. And I thank him so much for that.  


Tim Collard Playlist Of The Week

Many thanks to Tim for choosing his songs for this week's playlist, some great and diverse choices in there.
If you would like the chance to pick our playlist of the week and to become our fan of the week send your 30 song choices to and next week it could be you!