Michael Socha was born Dec. 13, 1987 in Derby, Derbyshire. He was raised in Littleover, which is a suburb of Derby. There, he attended St. Benedict Catholic School. As a student, he was rebellious.
At the age of 11, he auditioned for a lead role in a musical, where he did not get the part. At 12 years old, his mother found a play being casted by the Chellaston Youth Players, where both Michael and his sister auditioned. He then won the lead role as Bugsy Malone in the play.