Mike Barson
Name Michael Barson
Birth Date 21/4/1958
Birth Place North London, England
Instruments Keyboard, piano
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.

They 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.

Barson is currently recording with Madness on their ninth studio album.

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