BIOGRAPHY

MIKE GUNN

Composer Mike Gunn has created music in virtually all genres, from visual media to electronic releases to concert hall pieces.


Originally from Stratford-upon-Avon, England, Mike’s love of music and writing music was evident from an early age. By the time he was a teenager, Mike was composing music for the school plays, arranging for big bands and performing in various local and county orchestras. It was therefore a natural step for Mike to study music at University.


A short while after studying classical music at the University of Nottingham, focussing on composition under the tuition of Professor Mervyn Cooke and Nicholas Sackman, Mike moved to London and embarked on a career as a media music composer and producer. Highlights of his career to date are producing backing tracks for the first two series of The Masked Singer (ITV), scoring the first two short films directed by Marley Morrison (Leroy and Baby Gravy) and his music being featured in a variety of TV shows including Dragons Den, Blue Peter, Gardeners’ World, Make Me A Dealer, Bargain Hunt, Animal Park, This Farming Life and The One Show. Alongside music for television and film, Mike composes and produces audio branding for businesses, having worked with over 150 businesses and organisations to date.


After moving to the Cotswolds in 2020, Mike felt ready to return to writing original contemporary classical music after a 15 year hiatus since University, with a renewed confidence in developing his own voice built through his work as a media music composer.

REVIEWS


UK Film Review - Chris Olson - October 2017

There was a well crafted sound design accompanying Baby Gravy that was in tune with the story’s need to balance cheeky comedy with serious themes. Composer Mike Gunn expertly delivers an atmosphere that is enjoyable yet thoughtful.


Nottingham Evening Post - Summer 2006

Mike Gunn's Tiananmen is a finished piece in every way.