Mike MacLennan

Biography

Mike is an English composer, arranger and conductor. Having originally started out as a pianist and drummer, he then focused on composition and studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance.

He has since gone on to compose soundtracks for TV & film, working from his studio in Oxfordshire. Most recently, Mike has composed additional music for the hit Amazon Prime series The Grand Tour (starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May) with Rage Music, and is currently working on the score for the show's second season. He has also scored several short films, including Man Of The Land and La Boulangerie, along with several documentaries, such as the BAFTA Scotland nominated series Planet Oil for BBC Four and The Quest for Bannockburn for BBC2. Alongside his TV and film work, Mike has scored an array of adverts, most recently for brands such as Lidl, Highland Spring, Habitat and The Famous Grouse, and he regularly writes production music for Zone Music and Soho Production Music.

Alongside his work as a composer, Mike works as an arranger and conductor. As conductor he has worked with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Big Band. Recent arranging and orchestration credits include Stephen Hawking's Favourite Places for composer Sheridan Tongue, as well as Mcasso's sonic branding package for BBC Local Radio.