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Mike Barson
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Name Michael Barson
Birth Date 21/4/1958
Birth Place North London, England
Instruments Keyboard, piano
Active
Spouse Selena Helen Barson
Children

Mike Barson, aka 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 of the 80s and with the Two Tone genre. In 1984, after the recording of the album Keep Moving, Barson, who was the main songwriter, left the band. Two years later, Madness disbanded.

Madness reunited in their original lineup in 1992, and he still plays with them. In 1995, he co-wrote and produced a number of songs for Suggs' first solo album The Lone Ranger.