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Michael is an Emmy award-winning and Ivor Novello nominated composer, producer and songwriter with many film, television and pop music credits to his name. His music 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.

Recent credits include the hard-hitting environmental feature doc, Real Fur, 4-part series, hacker:HUNTER, and Rebecca Coley's 2023 surfing documentary, Point of Change. 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.


In the music industry, he has worked as a producer, songwriter and musician with many iconic acts including Ian Dury, Soul II Soul, Steve Winwood/Traffic, Scritti Politti, Curiosity Killed the Cat, John Reid (Nightcrawlers), James Taylor Quartet, Mark Morrison, Sting, Bee Gees, Melissa Etheridge, Future Sound of London and many more.  

He is also part of scoring team ZeroVU with brothers, Nick and Mitch Taylor. Their projects include Tuff Money for HBO and indie feature, The Drifters. Michael has also co-scored Citizen Bio, Nothing Like the Holidays and Vexille with DJ Paul Oakenfold.

Michael is a multi-instrumentalist and arranger (guitar, bass, piano) 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, and he performs with his big band, the Jazz Sapiens.


Michael is also an educator and enjoys mentoring up and coming talent, and is committed to passing on his experience to the next generation of music creatives.

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