News update: Michael’s score for the heartwarming comedy-drama 'Finding Your Feet' has been released by Air Edel Records across all major digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. The richly orchestrated original music brings a warm and stylish jazz-influence to the on-screen drama. And for those who missed it in the cinema 'Finding Your Feet' is now on Amazon Prime and available on DVD.

Also Mike's original score for 'The Jazz Ambassadors' documentary is now available on Spotify and iTunes/Apple Music and on DVD. The music, a mix of mesmerizing and melancholy blues contrasted with hard-driving grooves is performed by an ensemble of leading UK jazz performers brought together especially for this recording including Mark Mondesir, Karl Rasheed Abel, Freddie Gavita, Tom Walsh, Kevin Robinson, Paul Booth, Graeme Blevins, Patrick Clahar, Fayyaz Virji, Dennis Rollins, and Jane Fenton on cello. Find out more about the recording on the 'Jazz Ambassadors' soundtrack page.

About


Photograph by Peter Saunders

Michael is an award-winning composer with many film, television and pop music credits to his name - recently composing the score to 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 the ITV period drama Dark Angel starring Joanne Froggatt and Jonas Armstrong.

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 (London Independent Film Festival winner) 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 a number of 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 the short, 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’.

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.

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 www.terracognita.co.uk

Night Sea Journey

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


Discography

Contact

Represented by:



Air Edel Associates
18 Rodmarton Street
London, W1U 8BJ
+44 (0) 207 486 6466
www.air-edel.co.uk

FILM and TV:
Maggie Rodford
maggie.rodford@air-edel.co.uk

Mike plays Nord keyboards


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