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Michael McKissack


Home: Batavia, IL USA   

Chicago Composer Michael McKissack has 20 years of experience of performing, composing on and teaching guitar. He is a past winner of “Chicago’s Finest Guitarist” competition, with heavy hitter sponsors and judges from the likes of Fender, Peavey and Guitar Player Magazine. By a wide margin, his band, SBS, won the 1998 Kool/H. O. R. D. E. competition hosted by The House of Blues. As a result, SBS played on the HORDEFEST tour with top acts like Blues Traveler, Paula Cole, Barenaked Ladies, and others. His genres include Rock, Electronic, Orchestral, Jazz, Pop, Metal, and Ambient.


Michael McKissack is well versed in most contemporary styles of music. He has studied with a number of musicians, including Dave Uhrich (who taught at both the American Conservatory of Music and Roosevelt University). Mike has extensive stage and studio experience in Chicago, performing with top bands and artists from the area, both locally and nationally prominent.



Genres for This Artist

Total Tracks: 26

Instrumental Tracks (26 Tracks) |
Music Genres For Michael McKissack
Action | Cartoon | Classical | Dangerous | Dramatic | Electronic | Horror | Jazz | Latin | New Age | RnB | Rock | Science Fiction | World Fusion |



Tracks for This Artist


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SINISTER - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2011
Michael McKissack Sinister Halloween horror track with childish piano, threatening drums and ominous orchestral arrangement. Great for Halloween, horror, sci-fi in TV, film, trailers, video games or intense crime drama. Instrumental, Horror, Horror Edgy
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Horror, Horror Edgy
483657 1:55 No Tempo   


CRUEL - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2011
Michael McKissack Dark and somber ambient track with minimalist guitar and textures. Good for solemn drama, serious or dark scenes in TV, Film, mysteries, horror, suspense thrillers and backgrounds. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dangerous, Dark Music
483658 2:55 Slow 60   


DISTANCE VS. DESIRE - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2011
Michael McKissack dark, mysterious electronic track that builds to uplifting euro track with energizing strings. Great for TV/Film. Uses for contemporary/hip advertising and promotion, soundtrack, sci-fi, docu-drama, action, video games, web content. Commercials for radio/TV, and trailers. Sports. Instrumental, Action, Thriller Electro-Orch
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Action, Thriller Electro-Orch
496357 2:53 Med Slow 100   


BOTH KINDS - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2009
Michael McKissack Lively and energetic instrumental rock track featuring acoustic guitars, synth arps, and a slight country twang. Great for delivering a motivational, upbeat message. TV/Film, corporate, advertising, promotions, sitcoms, kid's shows, backgrounds, soundtrack and web placements. Instrumental, Rock, Pop Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Pop Rock
492879 2:39 Med Fast 130   


LONGING - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2009
Michael McKissack Dramatic and moody track driven by drums, bass, synth and ambient textures. Deep emotional track for use in dramatic scenes: breakups, lost love, serious documentaries. Meditative, thoughtful feel that is good for TV/Film, trailers, advertising, and corporate use. Instrumental, Dramatic, sad music, Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Contemplative Music
480330 3:22 Med Slow 98   


LYCANTHROPE - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2009
Michael McKissack Aggressive heavy metal track with shredding guitar and pounding drums. Great for action and intense scenes. TV/Film, soundtracks, video games, web design, extreme sports, youth advertising, attack scenes, horror movies and violent crime dramas. Instrumental, Rock, Heavy Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Heavy Metal
492968 4:23 Medium 110   


GRATITUDE - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2010
Michael McKissack Serene and uplifting track. Beautiful and simple almost like a lullaby. Great for heartwarming or positive emotional scenes. TV/Film, advertising, soap operas, commercials, promotions, corporate uses, and documentaries. Children's show, nature, education. Heartfelt, pleasant mood. Instrumental, Dramatic, Heartwarming Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Heartwarming Music
492871 3:10 Med Slow 104   


AUTUMN - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2011
Michael McKissack Contemporary moody electronic track driven by funky drums and electric bass. Somewhat dark and somber, this mellow track is great for serious themed TV/Film, advertising, corporate, TV drama, Film drama, serious commercials, and documentaries. Instrumental, Electronic, Chill-out
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Electronic, Chill-out
481728 3:21 Med Slow 90   


B.M.F. - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2010
Michael McKissack Theme for a crime drama set in the southwestern U.S. This track features harmonica and electric guitars and has a suspicious feel. Think of a mysterious stranger heading into town. TV/Film trailers soundtrack, Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dangerous, Dark Music
483476 3:19 Med Slow 95   


WILDFLOWER - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2008
Michael McKissack Uplifting and groovy mood track featuring electronic instruments with oboe and violin melody. Spacy and emotive track good for drama, corporate, advertising, sci-fi on TV, Film, Trailers, soap operas and documentaries. Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Contemplative Music
483661 3:21 Med Slow 95   


SAND BUBBLES - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2009
Michael McKissack Catchy piano riff drives this uplifting pop track. TV/Film, Commercials, documentaries, sports ads or events. Corporate motivational themes. Anything that needs a positive and motivating spin. Instrumental, Rock, Pop Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Pop Rock
482009 3:11 Med Slow 95   


QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2010
Michael McKissack melancholic textural track that would be great for any dramatic scene. Sad or introspective scenes in TV, film, advertising, or documentaries. Features ambient textures, piano, and guitar, Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Contemplative Music
483482 2:00 Slow 68   


STORM ENGINE - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2011
Michael McKissack Deep instrumental dramatic track. Serious and thought-provoking for delivering a serious message without tension. Rainy and cloudy scenes. Film/TV soundtrack. Commercials, advertising, corporate. Drama. Soap Opera, Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
491608 3:18 Slow 70   


777 - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2011
Michael McKissack dramatic and slightly cheeky suspenseful detective track. Crime dramas, police and law shows and movies. Film/TV soundtrack, documentary, thrillers and movie trailers. Kids crime or comedy thriller. Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dangerous, Edgy Music
491614 2:12 Med Slow 100   


NOSTALGIA - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2009
Michael McKissack Somber electronic textural track. Thoughtful track with uses for serious drama, advertising, soundtrack, documentary, background, soap operas. Great for delivering a serious message or setting a melancholy mood. TV/Film. Radio. Web design. New Age Meditation, Instrumental, New Age, New Age Electronic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - New Age, New Age Electronic
492948 3:01 Med Slow 90   


EARTH, WIND, AND SANFORD - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2011
Michael McKissack 70's style funk-rock track. Sounds like a mix between Earth, Wind, and Fire and the TV show "Sanford and Son." Great for retro party scenes, uplifting corporate and advertising and comedies. TV/Film soundtrack, commercials, sitcoms. Lively and energetic mood works for anything fun and positive. Instrumental, RnB, Funk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Funk
492485 2:38 Medium 106   


WARGOD - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2009
Michael McKissack Dark industrial metal track with string orchestration and haunting acoustic guitar interlude. Great for TV/Film action, horror, intense crime, video games, sci-fi, dark and futuristic scenes. Extreme sports, violent attack scenes, youth advertising and promotions. Web design. Instrumental, Rock, Heavy Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Heavy Metal
492971 2:38 Medium 115   


FINALE - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2011
Michael McKissack Dark orchestral track using strings building to an intense over-laid drum loop at the end. The perfect soundtrack for a boldly hatched plan for revenge. TV/Film soundtrack. Trailers. Thrillers. Instrumental, Classical, 21st Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 21st Century
480336 2:33 Med Slow 80   


EDWARD SCHROEDERHANDS - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2009
Michael McKissack Playful and jazzy orchestral track. Imagine Tim Burton directing Charlie Brown with a score by Danny Elfman. Begins slightly melancholic, but brightens and builds. Great for TV/Film soundtracks, comedies, cartoons, trailers, comedies, and quirky scenes. Radio and web applications. Instrumental, Jazz, Lounge Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Lounge Jazz
481704 4:22 Med Slow 100   


SUNSET - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2011
Michael McKissack Sensuous Latin track, driven by expressive nylon and steel-string acoustic guitars, dark organ, percussion and electric bass. Great for Movies, TV, trailers, travel, promo for southwestern themes. soap opera romance, Instrumental, Latin, Dramatic Latin
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Latin, Dramatic Latin
476822 1:59 Med Slow 103   


L.G.D.N.F. - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2011
Michael McKissack Hard-hitting old-school instrumental funk rock track with groovy clavinet and rockin' guitars. This fun tune would be great for TV commercials, film trailers, comedies, and hip corporate features. Sounds like Wild Cherrie's "Play that Funky Music White Boy" or Stevie Wonder's "Superstitious" Instrumental, RnB, Funk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Funk
480569 2:32 Med Slow 101   


LONESOME ROAD - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2011
Michael McKissack Lonesome, southern influenced rock track with mournful slide guitar. Dark and mysterious. Works well for on-the-road or drifter themes. Crime drama set in southern states. TV/Film, Trailers, documentaries. Biker movies, regretful decisions, swampy loneliness and backwoods settings or westerns, Instrumental, Rock, Southern Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Southern Rock
492888 2:35 Med Slow 100   


EAST MEETS WEST - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2011
Michael McKissack Contemplative tune with a far-eastern flavor. Great for dramatic, thoughtful scenes and uses. Film/TV, advertising, corporate. Romantic scenes, fashion/perfume promotional commercials, soap operas, dramas, travel promotions. Instrumental, World Fusion, African World Fusion
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - World Fusion, African World Fusion
491596 1:37 Med Slow 82   


SPOOKY ACTION - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2010
Michael McKissack Playfully dark, dramatic electronic track. Suspenseful and mysterious. Contemporary drums, guitar, and piano combined with string and woodwinds. Great for film, suspense scenes, and video games. Instrumental, Science Fiction, First Contact
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Science Fiction, First Contact
479788 2:20 Med Slow 100   


ANGRY YOUNG MEN - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2008
Michael McKissack Over the top industrial metal instrumental track with fierce guitars and violent power tool sound fx. Perfect for a slahser flick or intense action scenes. Thrillers, horror and sci-fi films or games. Instrumental, Action, Thriller Rock and Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Action, Thriller Rock and Metal
482945 2:56 Medium 120   


PREDATOR - (by Michael McKissack)  Year: 2009
Michael McKissack Playfully dangerous hip hop suspense tune with moody string orchestration. Great for bumbling detective or cartoon cat and mouse, mischievous scenes with a contemporary feel. TV/Film, kid's shows, cartoons, comedies, sitcoms, video games, and humourous advertising or promotions. Instrumental, Cartoon, Cartoon RnB
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Cartoon, Cartoon RnB
492955 2:57 Slow 75   

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