|Birth Place||North London, England|
|Spouse||Selena Helen Barson|
Mike Barson , sometimes nicknamed Monsieur Barso, is an English musician, best known as a founding member and keyboardist of the band, Madness.
Barson co-founded a band called The Invaders (sometimes known as "the North London Invaders") in 1976. Soon, they changed their name to Madness after the song by Prince Buster and became one of the most popular bands in Two Tone, and of the 80s. In 1984 after the recording of the album Keep Moving, Barson, who was the main songwriter, left the band. Two years later, Madness disbanded.
Barson is currently recording with Madness on their ninth studio album.