Michael J McEvoy

Multi-Instrumentalist/Arranger

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Michael J McEvoy on SoundBetter

I'm an American multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and songwriter based in the UK for most of my life. Over the years I've worked closely in the studio with many iconic music artists including Soul II Soul, Mark Morrison, Lalomie Washburn, Paul Oakenfold, Steve Winwood/Traffic and Curiosity Killed the Cat, performing on hundreds of records.

The purpose for my setting up a SoundBetter account is to connect worldwide with people who need keyboards, guitars, strings/horn arrangements for their productions.
I have a well equipped home studio with an extensive collection of keyboard sounds, sample libraries and assorted guitars.

My playing style was formed during the 1970s and early 1980s. I got deep into Funk, Jazz-Funk and Soul. The records produced by Quincy Jones and Maurice White (EWF) are probably my biggest influences, although prior to that I was into Pop and Rock acts like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, CSNY, Queen, Elton John and Joni Mitchell.

My keyboard style is steeped in 70s and early 80s vibe of Soul, Jazz and Gospel players like Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, and Greg Phillinganes.
My guitar style is influenced by Prince, Nile Rogers, Al Mckay (EWF) and Paul Jackson Jnr., however I spent 5 years in Nashville (1998-2003) and recorded a lot of Americana-Singer/Songwriter material.

You can hear my playing on albums by Lalomie Washburn ('London Love Affair'), John Reid ('Nightcrawlers Soul Sessions'), and Mary Leay (‘For The Last Time’).
I perform all the keyboards, guitars, bass guitar, and horn/string arrangements on these albums, all found on Spotify/Apple Music.

Get in touch if you're interested in me performing on your project.
I look forward to having the chance to work with you!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Credits

Discogs verified credits for Michael McEvoy
  • Michael McEvoy
  • Michael McEvoy
  • Michael McEvoy
  • Mike McEvoy*
  • Lalomie Washburn
  • Curiosity
  • Curiosity Killed The Cat
  • Curiosity Killed The Cat = キュリオシティ・キルド・ザ・キャット*
  • Curiosity Killed The Cat
  • Curiosity Killed The Cat
  • Teena Marie
  • Victoria Wilson James*
  • Kim Edwards
  • Victoria Wilson-James
  • Victoria Wilson-James
  • Lalomie Washburn
  • Various
  • Lalomie Washburn
  • Various
  • Various
  • Michael Kay
  • The Max Featuring Xavier
  • Ashley+Jackson*
  • Lalomie Washburn / The Angel / The Solsonics
  • Various
  • Robert Vee
  • Perception
  • JTQ* With Noel McKoy
  • Various
  • JTQ* With Noel McKoy
  • Various
  • The Max
  • Various
  • Respect Feat. Hannah Jones
  • Various
  • Dee C Lee*
  • Dee C. Lee
  • Rochelle (2)
  • Lalomie Washburn
  • Various
  • Lalomie Washburn
  • Hannah Jones
  • Curiosity Killed The Cat
  • Various
  • Various
  • CJ Mackintosh / Terry Farley & Pete Heller*
  • Various
  • Polarboy
  • The James Taylor Quartet
  • The Vitamin String Quartet
  • The String Quartet*
  • The String Quartet*
  • The String Quartet*
  • Vitamin String Quartet*
  • Various
  • Elaine Vassell / Victoria Wilson-James
  • Victoria Wilson-James
  • Ashley + Jackson*
  • Ashley+Jackson*
  • Dee C Lee*
  • Lalomie Washburn
  • Victoria Wilson James*
  • Delta 5
  • Delta 5
  • Scritti Politti
  • Ian Dury
  • The Weatherman (5)
  • Orange Juice (3)
  • Scritti Politti
  • Scritti Politti
  • Scritti Politti
  • Zen Attack
  • Ian Dury
  • Ian Dury And The Music Students
  • Ian Dury And The Music Students
  • The Raincoats
  • Jimmy Somerville / Curiosity Killed The Cat
  • Curiosity Killed The Cat
  • Eric And The Good Good Feeling
  • Curiosity Killed The Cat
  • Ian Dury
  • Curiosity Killed The Cat
  • Various
  • The Mission / Curiosity Killed The Cat
  • Soul II Soul
  • Teena Marie
  • Teena Marie
  • Various
  • Kim Edwards
  • Victoria Wilson-James
  • 11:59
  • Lalomie Washburn
  • Jocelyn Brown Featuring VooDoo Possee
  • Spike*
  • Coil
  • Ashley + Jackson*
  • Lalomie Washburn
  • Various
  • Michael Kay
  • Rad.
  • The Max Featuring Xavier
  • Ashley+Jackson*
  • Various
  • Various
  • Robert Vee
  • Vortex (4)
  • Perception
  • Various
  • Various
  • Joey Negro
  • JTQ* With Noel McKoy
  • Motoharu Sano
  • Audrey Motaung
  • Count Basic
  • Various
  • The Max
  • Various
  • Various
  • Audrey Motaung
  • Agora
  • Count Basic
  • Misty Oldland
  • Dee C Lee*
  • Joey Negro
  • Various
  • Dee C. Lee
  • Various
  • Ramshackle
  • Various
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Soul II Soul
  • Rad.
  • Ramshackle
  • Various
  • Nightcrawlers Featuring John Reid
  • Eusebe
  • Nightcrawlers Featuring John Reid
  • Lalomie Washburn
  • Nightcrawlers Featuring John Reid
  • Various
  • Various
  • The Max
  • Various
  • DJ Mark Farina*
  • Smooth (4)
  • Various
  • Mark Morrison
  • Ramshackle
  • Various
  • Push (2)
  • Various
  • Pressure Drop
  • The Chart Mixers
  • Various
  • Misty Oldland
  • Bee Gees
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Akemi Kakihara
  • Kathy Troccoli
  • Disco Daze
  • Polarboy
  • Wookie
  • Jocelyn Brown
  • Natural Rhythm
  • Rad.
  • The Dreem Teem*
  • Wookie Featuring Lain
  • Various
  • The Future Sound Of London
  • Wookie
  • Various
  • Laura Powers
  • The Vitamin String Quartet
  • The String Quartet*
  • The String Quartet*
  • Laura Powers
  • Laura Powers
  • Amorphous Androgynous
  • Scritti Politti
  • Ian Dury
  • Victoria Wilson James*
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Orange Juice (3)
  • Steve Winwood, Traffic, Blind Faith (2), The Spencer Davis Group
  • Vitamin String Quartet*
  • Ian Dury
  • Lewis & Leigh
  • Ian Dury
  • David Brent & Foregone Conclusion
  • Kindred The Family Soul
  • James Day
  • Simon Law
  • Cornell CC Carter*
  • Simon Law Feat Jazzie B & Lain Gray
  • Nick Woodgate
  • Cool Million
  • Elaine Vassell / Victoria Wilson-James
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Nightcrawlers Featuring John Reid
  • Various
  • Coil
  • Various
  • Various
  • Push (2)

Languages

  • English

6 Reviews

Endorse Michael J McEvoy
  1. Review by Wookie
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    by Wookie

    I first met Mike 27 years ago at Soul II Soul Studios. We've worked on various projects together. As a young man starting out in the business, he was the first 'real musician' I had ever worked with in a session. His never failing encouragement and enthusiasm towards me greatly elevated what I was able to achieve. We've been friends all these years and I've followed his achievements with great pride and admiration.
    He most certainly is the person I go to for the next level! 🙏🏾

  2. Review by VIictoria Wilson James
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    by VIictoria Wilson James

    I have the pleasure of working with Mike for many years. He produced the demos on my debut album Perseverance - many of the tracks appearing on the commercial release and was my MD on some live shows. He is a phenomenal talent and multi instrumentalist and I consider him to be one of the most gifted artist I've ever had the privilege to work with. The word genius is thrown around a lot, but he is truly that. Also he is full of passion, fun, patience, humility and inspiration. Anyone having the opportunity to work with him will be blown away by the experience as I have been.

  3. Review by Yann Heckmann
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    by Yann Heckmann

    I have worked with Mike on various projects and it was always a very collaborative experience. He is a great composer with a broad range of musical styles, but he is also very receptive to suggestions. His friendly attitude makes working with him a very enjoyable and productive process.

  4. Review by Chris Fosh
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    by Chris Fosh

    I love working with Mike! He listens and study my ideas and make them come alive in the most extraordinary compositions that I hear in my head. To work with a producer with amazing songwriting and keyboards skills is a dream, he gets the essence of any genre he is producing, so it’s a great pleasure to work with Michael J McEvoy.

  5. Review by Hugo Berkeley
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    by Hugo Berkeley

    Mike is a great composer, and a wonderful collaborator. I've enjoyed working on numerous documentary projects with Mike over the years, and whole-heartedly recommend him.

  6. Review by Mark Wingfield - Heron Island
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    Mike is great to work with. His music is the highest quality and he's very professional and easy to work with. Highly recommended!

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ALL NIGHT LONG (artist: John Reid)

I was the co-writer, guitarist, bassist, keyboard player and horn arranger in this production

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GenresSounds Like
  • Quincy Jones
  • Earth
  • Wind & Fire
  • Wind & Fire
Gear Highlights
  • An extensive collection of soft synths & sample libraries. Nord and Korg Keyboards. Fender Stratocaster & Telecaster
  • Gibson 335 & Les Paul
  • Nylon & Steel String Acoustic Guitars
  • Fender Precision Bass
  • Mandolin & Rezzo Dobro.
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