The Long Way Home
Michael J McEvoy’s five star album ‘The Long Way Home’ has been re-released on Air-Edel Records!
The album, which the York Press called “The Best of British Jazz”, draws on the composer’s experience of working as sideman to some of the great names of soul jazz and features a series of stellar UK jazz musicians.
About Michael J McEvoy
Michael is an American musician and composer based in London. Best known for his jazz score to Richard Linklater’s BAFTA-nominated film ‘Me and Orson Welles‘, starring Zac Efron and Claire Danes, Michael has a great many film, TV and pop music credits to his name.
Michael’s first break came aged 20 when Ian Dury hired him to co-write and arrange his album Four Thousand Weeks’ Holiday. Following this, Michael wrote and performed with leading pop acts including teenybop idols, Curiosity Killed the Cat and Soul II Soul. He has performed live and recorded in the studio with Sting, The Bee Gees, Mark Morrison, Steven Winwood and many others.
Michael has also collaborated with the renowned DJ, Paul Oakenfold on a number of film scores including the award-winning Japanese anime feature, ‘Vexille’, directed by Fumihiko Sori. Other works include a 20-part children’s series for Nickelodeon UK ‘Summer In Transylvania’, and two Indie features, ‘Forget Me Not’ (winner of the London Independent Film Festival, directed by Lance Roehrig and Alex Holt and top ten iTunes download), and ‘Just Ines’, directed by Marcel Grant, starring French actress Caroline Ducey.
In 2011 and 2012, Michael worked for the BBC on the BAFTA-winning children’s series ‘Dani’s House’ writing the music for series 4 & 5, and composed over 200 minutes of score for the 5- part landmark National Geographic series ‘Alien Deep’. In 2013, Michael scored Marcel Grant’s indie feature ‘Open My Eyes’ and the fifth series of ‘Young Dracula’ for the BBC, which was broadcast in early 2014. More recently, Michael scored the upcoming ITV series ‘Dark Angel’, which is due to air in October 2016.