Mike Stock was born in Margate in 1951. He began writing songs at the age of seven and taught himself to play guitar and piano, signing a publishing contract whilst still a teenager.
After two years at university studying drama and theology, Mike left to pursue a career in the music industry. He played up and down the country in his own band, singing and playing in a succession of gigs, television and radio broadcasts. During this period Mike earned sufficient income to enable him to build his own studio in which he was to produce and write original material and form his own record label.
Teaming up with Matt Aitken in 1982 and subsequently with Pete Waterman in 1984, Mike Stock is a founder member and songwriter, musician and producer of the Stock Aitken Waterman team which was so successful in the music world in the 1980s and 1990s. The Guinness Book of Records recognises him as the most successful songwriter and music producer in British Chart history. (Guinness Book of Records) Mike Stock realised a unique achievement by having one of his records or songs in the UK chart in an unbroken run which lasted three and a half years between 1987 and 1991. This is a feat unlikely to be repeated. (Music Week)