News update: #TheIvorsComposerAwards have been announced with Michael receiving a nomination for Jazz Composition for Small Ensemble for his piece Mother Medusae. Performed by Thomas Gould (violin), Kristjan Randalu (piano) and Stephan Braun (cello). The work mixes jazz and classical harmonies with rich melodies and percussive rhythms.

Michael recently scored a wonderful 60 minute documentary called ’Churchill and the Movie Mogul’, broadcast on BBCFour. This highly praised film, directed by John Fleet tells the little known WW2 story of Winston Churchill’s creative relationship with the movie mogul Alexander Korda. Find out about future screenings here:

Michael has been working again with award winning director Hugo Berkeley (The Jazz Ambassadors) on a documentary series called ‘Hunter-Hacker’. Remember the NHS ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack? Meet the young guy who fixed it! Watch the fascinating true life story here and find out what’s going on in the world of Cyber Crime and Internet security:


Photograph by Peter Saunders

Michael is an award-winning composer with many film, television and pop music credits to his name including the score for Richard Loncraine’s feature Finding Your Feet starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall and Celia Imrie. Other projects of note include the evocative jazz score to the acclaimed BBC/PBS documentary Jazz Ambassadors and Churchill and the Movie Mogul for BBCFour.
Michael’s composing credits also include Richard Linklater’s Me and Orson Welles starring Zac Efron and Clare Danes and indie feature Forget Me Not (Winner London Independent Film Festival) starring Tobias Menzies. He is an accomplished arranger and provided string orchestrations for Ricky Gervais’ David Brent: Life On The Road. Michael’s music also appears in films including Wild Card starring Jason Statham, Wild Target with Emily Blunt, plus TV drama, The Wire.

Michael also works in partnership with DJ-producer Paul Oakenfold on film and documentary scores including Overture Pictures’ Nothing Like the Holidays starring Alfred Molina, and the award-winning Japanese anime feature, Vexille. He is also a member of the ZeroVU team with Nick and Mitch Taylor whose credits include Balls of Steel and Risk, nominated in 2019 for Best Music at the Idyllwild Festival, California.

Michael has scored many prestigious long-form documentaries including BAFTA-winning J’accuse, Einstein’s Big Idea and Battle of the Hood and Bismarck and National Geographic’s landmark ocean series Alien Deep and many others. He has three regional Emmy nominations, winning Best Instrumental Music for PBS’s ‘Tennessee Yearbook’ and an Ivors Composer Award nomination.

Michael studied piano and viola at the Centre for Young Musicians and Leeds College of Music. He also plays guitar, mandolin and 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. As well as music for screen, Michael has composed for jazz, classical and choral ensembles.

His pop music credits span work with artists from Steve Winwood to Soul II Soul, Ian Dury and many others as a musician, songwriter and producer. As a jazz composer, he has written and produced three albums including The Long Way Home (2014) which received glowing praise and featured a stellar line up of British jazz stars including Nigel Hitchcock, Gerard Presencer, Jason Rebello, Ben Castle and James Maddren. More information about his recordings and live work is available on the Mike McEvoy Band page.

Film & TV

Solo Work

The Long Way Home

An album of new compositions featuring some of UKs finest jazz musicians: Gerard Presencer, Nigel Hitchcock, Ben Castle and Jason Rebello.

Terra Cognita

A reflective journey through sound, Terra Cognita has its roots in world music and jazz, and is a tribute to nature's power and beauty. Visit

Night Sea Journey

Michael's debut instrumental album, released originally on All That Records in 1996, now re-mastered and available on Rezzonator Music.



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