Michael J McEvoy
Michael has a great many film, television and pop music credits to his name – most recently composing the score to director, Richard Loncraine’s latest feature ‘Finding Your Feet’ starring Celia Imrie, Imelda Staunton and Timothy Spall. Other recent projects include the jazz score to the upcoming landmark BBC/PBS documentary ‘Jazz Ambassadors’ and ITV period drama ‘Dark Angel’ starring Joanne Froggatt and Jonas Armstrong, which tells the story of Victorian serial killer Mary Ann Cotton. Michael most recently scored Oxford Films/ ITV documentary ‘The Queen’s Coronation in Colour’ and their ITV/HBO series ‘Queen of the World’, directed by Matt Hill.
Michael’s composing credits also include music for Richard Linklater’s ‘Me and Orson Welles’, indie feature ‘Forget Me Not’ (winner of London Independent Film Festival) starring Tobias Menzies, and ‘Just Ines’ starring Caroline Ducey. He is also an accomplished arranger and provided string orchestrations for Ricky Gervais’ latest film and album ‘David Brent: Life On The Road’.
Michael’s music also appears in a number of films including ‘Wild Card’ starring Jason Statham, ‘Wild Target’ with Emily Blunt and Bill Nighy, plus TV drama, ‘The Wire’. Michael has worked in partnership with DJ-producer Paul Oakenfold on film scores including Overture Pictures’ ‘Nothing Like the Holidays’ starring Alfred Molina, and the award-winning Japanese anime feature, ‘Vexille’.
Michael has scored many prestigious long-form documentaries including the BAFTA- winning ‘J’accuse’, ‘Einstein’s Big Idea’ and ‘Battle of the Hood and Bismarck’ and National Geographic’s ocean series ‘Alien Deep’. He has two regional Emmy nominations, winning Best Instrumental Music for PBS’s ‘Tennessee Yearbook’.
Michael studied piano and viola at the Centre for Young Musicians and Leeds College of Music. He plays guitar, mandolin and other assorted stringed instruments which often feature in his scores. In 2006 he gained a Masters in Composition for Screen from the Royal College of Music in London and was awarded the prestigious Joseph Horovitz Prize in Composition for Screen.
His pop music credits span work with artists from Sting, Steve Winwood to Soul II Soul and many others as a musician, songwriter and producer.