As a composer/producer Mike has created music for scores of films, TV ads and TV programmes. His ‘serious’ concert works are published by Edition Peters and have been performed and recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, and the choirs Tenebrae and Commotio.
Mike is unique as a creative musician who also has more than 30 years’ senior level business experience in the music industry. As a publisher he was part of a management team that put together a major UK/USA JV company; he has worked with all major publishers, record labels and other rights holders such as the BBC and SKY.
As Managing Editor of a major international publishing group he controlled an annual production budget in excess of £2m.
‘The Soul Rests Eternal’, an album of music composed by Mike for cello and orchestra, recorded by Caroline Dale and the English Chamber Orchestra, was ‘Sunday Best’ on Classic FM and ‘Presenter’s Choice’ on BBC R3 in the same week.
His orchestrations for the Decca CD ‘Introit — the music of Gerald Finzi’ met with great critical acclaim. The CD, featuring the Aurora Orchestra under principal conductor Nicholas Collon, went straight into the classical charts at no. 1.
In September 2016 Mike was nominated a ‘Great British Discovery’ by Classic FM.