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Michael is an Emmy award-winning and Ivor Novello nominated composer with many film, television and pop music credits to his name. His scores include Richard Loncraine’s Finding Your Feet starring Timothy Spall and Imelda Staunton and Richard Linklater’s Me and Orson Welles starring Zac Efron and Clare Danes.

In 2018 he scored the Peabody Award-winning BBC/PBS documentary, The Jazz Ambassadors. Other work in television includes ITV miniseries Dark Angel with Joanne Froggatt, the landmark series for NatGeo, Alien Deep, Einstein’s Big Idea (PBS/Nova) and Battle of the Hood and Bismarck.

He collaborates with Paul Oakenfold and together they have scored feature films Nothing Like the Holidays, Vexille
The Heavy, and the Showtime documentary, Citizen Bio


He is also part of scoring team ZeroVU with brothers, Nick and Mitch Taylor. Recent projects include Tuff Money for HBO and indie feature The Drifters. 




In the music industry, he has worked as a co-writer and/or musician with many iconic acts including Ian Dury, Soul II Soul, Steve Winwood/Traffic, Scritti Politti, Curiosity Killed the Cat, Mark Morrison, Sting, Bee Gees, Melissa Etheridge, Future Sound of London and many more.


Michael is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, piano, viola) and has written and produced three solo jazz albums. His composition for jazz trio, Mother Medusae, featuring violinist, Thomas Gould, was nominated for an Ivor Novello Composer Award. He gained a Masters in Music from the Royal College of Music where he was the PRS Sir Arthur Bliss Scholar and was awarded the Joseph Horovitz Prize. 

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