Michael McAvoy | Arranging & Composing | ICMP London

Michael McEvoy is an award-winning composer whose credits include performing, writing and producing music for film and TV, as well as working with some of the most exciting artists in popular music.

Michael’s film work includes composing original music for Richard Linklater’s movie Me and Orson Welles starring Zac Efron & Claire Danes, the score for indie feature Forget Me Not (Winner of Best Film, London Independent Film Festival), and most recently as a string arranger on Andy Burrows’ score for Ricky Gervais’s feature, David Brent: Life on the Road. He has further collaborated on feature film scores with DJ Paul Oakenfold (Nothing Like the Holidays, Vexille) and  worked closely with acclaimed documentary director Gary Johnstone on a number of internationally renowned films such as the five-part series Alien Deep (NATGeo), docu-drama Einstein’s Big Idea/E=Mc2 (NOVA-PBS/C4) and Battle of Hood and Bismarck (C4). His music has been featured in many popular TV shows, including The Wire, Live From Abbey Road, Waterloo Road,  and Secrets of the SAS: In their Own Words.

More recently, Michael has been building a reputation for himself as a jazz composer, performing his compositions as The Mike McEvoy Band. His album The Long Way Home (2014) received glowing praise and featured a stellar line up of modern British jazz stars including Nigel Hitchcock, Gerard Presencer, Jason Rebello, Ben Castle and James Maddren.