Mike Laatz is a professional musician; he plays the saxophone, and currently works at four Cape restaurants each week, in addition to frequent corporate functions, weddings, parties and shows. He has produced several CDs, which sell well locally and overseas.
He also compiles crossword puzzles for various publications; he has produced more than 500 cryptic puzzles for The Times/Sunday Times website.
Mike also presents a jazz programme on Fine Music Radio every Tuesday evening from 7.00 to 8.00.
Although he no longer flies, Mike is a qualified microlight pilot.