Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music Jazz course in 2014, Mike has gone on to perform around the country, as both a band leader and a side-man. He leads the Mike De Souza Trio which released their 3-track EP ‘Road Fork’ in December 2018, and will be releasing an Album in Autumn 2019, featuring Jay Davis (Drums), and Huw V Williams (Bass).

Mike is also a co-founding member of Big Bad Wolf, who released their Debut album ‘Pond Life’ to critical acclaim in 2017 (“One of the best albums I’ve heard this year” – Mike Flynn (Jazzwise) on Europe Jazz Media), with more new music in the pipeline for release in 2019.

In September 2016, Mike was selected to perform as a side-man with world renowned Jazz Trumpet player Terence Blanchard, as part of the Inner City Ensemble on a four day tour of the north of England, and Mike regularly performs as a side-man with many of his peers in London.