Composer | Music Producer
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 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.
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.
UK Film Review - Chris Olson - October 2017
Mike Gunn's Tiananmen is a finished piece in every way.
Nottingham Evening Post - Summer 2006
Film, TV, Theatre & Other
TV & COMMERCIALS
The Masked Singer - ITV - Backing Track Producer
All Together Now - BBC - Assistant Music Producer
SimplyToImpress.com - TV Commercial - Production Music Sync
Charles Schwab - TV Commercial - Production Music Sync
Baby Gravy - short film - Composer
Leroy - short film - Composer
Impassible - short film - Composer
State Of Expectation - feature length documentary - Composer
Our Impending Global Crisis - spoken word film - Composer
No More, No Less - short film - Composer
One Time In Japan - short film - Composer
Paperboy - short film - Composer
Bard's Theatre - Composer
St. James RE:Act - Composer
Transcendant Tales - audiobook - theme tune composer
The Oki Oki Show - youtube sketches - Composer
KOKOSO (2021) - 6'
ODE TO THE EMPIRE (2015) - 15'
"It has been an absolute pleasure working with Mike. As a composer he has an incredible ability to really understand what a layman is after in terms of a composition - he was amazing at translating my garbled ideas into an extraordinary and moving piece of music. Mike has created Ode to the Empire, a hauntingly beautiful musical narrative" - Lady Lucy French OBE, Founder, Never Such Innocence
EAGLE OVER AROS (2007) - 15'
PATCHWORK COLLISION (2006) - 8'
JABBERWOCKY (2006) - 8'
TIANANMEN (2006) - 8'
"Mike Gunn's Tiananmen is a finished piece in every way" - Nottingham Evening Post (2006)