Classically trained, Michael is a vastly experienced composer, orchestrator and conductor who holds a Doctorate in composition (Leeds) in addition to numerous Fellowship awards. His catalogue of concert music is published globally and he has been fortunate to receive three Royal Premieres, in addition to several broadcasts on national radio and television.
In 2010 he orchestrated numerous tracks for the Columbia Artists US touring show Celtic Circle. More recently he composed the winning entry to the ThinkSpace Trailer Competition (‘The Edge’) and also scored the Ministry of Defence series ‘Bringing Doctrine to Life’. In 2016 he scored the Nanyang animation ‘Girl Upstairs’, the Kamoon Film short ‘Bragging Rights’ and the drama ‘Red Hoodie’ by Paternoster Productions.
2017 will bring opportunities to score the dark drama ‘Hookworm’, the Studio 7 feature ‘The Victorians’ and also the forthcoming ‘Night of the Bi-Planes’ e-comic series. His production music company Storm Force Winds Ltd continues to be a significant provider of production music to the corporate and charity sectors. Michael also regularly contributes to a number of production music libraries in the UK and US, composing tracks for genres ranging from ‘Nordic Noir’ to more mainstream trailer cues.
Influenced by the likes of Olafur Arnalds and Johann Johannsson, Michael’s preferred style is very much about orchestral and synth subtlety; those ethereal ‘edge of audible’ timbres which often add a disproportionate amount of value to the narrative and sub-text in thrillers and dramas.