"Lead trumpet players are rare birds; they must possess a faultless technique, a four-octave range, and be able to read anything perfectly at sight across the widest possible range of styles. Michael Lovatt has all of these capabilities allied to a glowing, golden tone and the ability and authority to inspire not only a whole brass section but an entire orchestra. He is also and good and kind man, qualities which shine through his joyous playing."
John Wilson - The John Wilson Orchestra
"It has been my distinct honor and pleasure to have the privelege to make music with mike for several years. mike is simply one of the very best musicians - ever! although his 'lead' trumpet playing is superb, (he never misses, his sound throughout the entire range - in his case…a huge one! - his musical conception, (time, taste, etc) is always perfect! - Mike is one of the most 'musical' musicians I've ever heard! on top of all this, he's a great section leader and player - a wonderful teacher and a very fine gentleman. Mike is at the very top of my 'first call' list!"
"I have been lucky enough to work with Mike on a number of occasions both in the studio on commercial projects and in the LSO. Working with great players such as Mike is always a priveledge with one of his strongest attributes being his versatility. There are very few players with this versatility which makes him a very special musician both on and off the concert platform. "
Philip Cobb - Principal Trumpet The London Symphony Orchestra
"There are many musicians that one comes across in the course of decades of work, but it is rare to find a musician as capable, affable and to the core professional, as Mike Lovatt.
He and his trumpet speak with one voice and it is an education to witness his music-making. Any student of the instrument, any student of music, would be privileged to have his guidance."
Jessye Norman New York
"Much lauded by his peers and highly illustrious in his field, I recommend Mike Lovatt to any conductor, arranger or producer in a heartbeat. Added to which, he's great company."
Gareth Valentine (Musical Director/Arranger)