HOW IT ALL BEGAN:

Born in 1960's London, Michael's musical education came primarily from the I.L.E.A. Centre For Young Musicians (CYM) 1977-81, and the Royal College Of Music, studying clarinet and composition 1981-85.

Alongside early experiences as a school chorister and clarinettist, he wrote is first piece at the age of 7, wrote a symphony in biro at the age of 14, was lead vocalist and bass guitarist in a punk trio during his secondary school years and lead vocalist in a jazz funk quintet during his college years. He has been an eclectic, professional musician ever since, who now works primarily in theatre.

 
AS A THEATRICAL MUSIC DIRECTOR:
Michael has been regularly engaged by many of London and the UK's leading establishments since 2009.
PRODUCTIONS INCLUDE:
  • Royal and Derngate: Our Lady of Kibeho (2019)

  • The Old Vic: Sylvia (2018)

  • National Theatre: Barber Shop Chronicles (2017-19) | An Octoroon (2018) | The Amen Corner (2013) | Emperor And Galilean (2011) | FELA! (2010-11) | Death And The King's Horseman (2009)

  • The Young Vic: The Brothers Size (2018) | FEAST (2013)

  • The Almeida: They Drink It In The Congo (2016) | Mr. Burns (2014)

  • Shakespeare's Globe: The Merchant Of Venice (2015)

  • Leeds Playhouse: Boi Boi Is Dead (2015)

FEATURETTE: The vocal music of Barber Shop Chronicles

He has also acted as musical director in the fields of dance (Protein DanceMay Contain Food 2015-16), a cappella (The ShoutA Short Shout 2014 | Flying Pickets Changing Times 2007), youth theatre (Talawa Bite Your Tongue 2017 | The Big HouseThe Realness 2014) and pop music (The Pet Shop Boys – Debut Tour 1989)

MUSICAL DIRECTORIAL SERVICES

can involve any combination of the following:

  • Rehearsal planning, management and leadership

  • Music composition and arrangement

  • Music transcription and engraving

  • Audio production for learning files

  • Audio production for sound design elements

  • Vocal / instrumental performance

  • Individual vocal coaching

  • Conducting

 

Explore Michael's skill sets via the menu at the top.

"Mikmus" is a truncation of "Mike's music".

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