Manhattan Composer Michael Keck has a passion for theatre and film, working in numerous genres, including World Music. His compositions abound in theatrical productions around the world, including The Kennedy Center, Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Barbican Center, and Bristol Old Vic. Michael appears in Film and TV: 43 Days, Seeing Art, Peoples Of America, African Americans of Achievement, and Holidays For Children. Excelling in African, Middle-Eastern and Jewish music, Michael's tracks are always lyrical and memorable.
Michael Keck's song "Aaminah Lady of Peace" is the winner of our Editor's Choice Award for April 2012. This song is gifted with one of the most exotic and masterful female vocal performances we have ever heard, utilizing an unusual warbling vibrato vocal technique.
Michael's love for the theatre, combined with his originality in composing contemporary music with flair, has made him a most popular guy around the world. In addition to the stage productions above, Michael has composed music for the Cincinnati Playhouse, The Alliance, Milwaukee Repertory, Indiana Repertory, Portland Center Stage, and many other American theaters, plus The National Theater of Croatia.
Whether you are producing a documentary, feature-length film, TV commercial, fashion runway, industrial promo, theatre production or art installation, Michael's music will nail it for you. He can conjure up music that is perfect for action thrillers, espionage, romance, a shamanic dance, a bar mitzvah, or a bone-chilling CSI murder episode. Did we forget to mention that "Versatility" is his middle name?
Let this soulful recipe of haunting gospel moans and blues guitar phrases delicately seasoned with light percussion and a warm drone in the soulful key of B Flat lay the foundation for openings, transitions, underscoring narration and credits of your commercial, film, TV show or web presentation. Male Vocals, Blues, Delta Blues
Smoking wailing Harmonica call and response with a Delta Blues guitar with a warm drone. Excellent track for an opening and transition for any production with a blues theme. Riverboat gamblers, card game, travel channel, Mississippi Delta, swamp vibe, slide guitar, TV Film Radio southern themes. Instrumental, Blues, Harmonica Blues
Sultry Blusey and HOT! This is one of the most famous of all traditional blues songs telling the story of an unfaithful lover. Sweet plaintive Female vocal duet with tenor sax backed by soulful organ, piano drums and bass ensemble for your TV, Film, documentary and blues night club party vibe. Female Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
This soulful mix of haunting gospel vocals and blues guitar seasoned with tasty organ, bass and drums is a great track for openings, transitions, underscoring narration and credits of your Blues or gospel themed commercial, film, TV or documentary project. Instrumental, Blues, Delta Blues
A sweet mysterious delta blues with serious down-home flavor featuring guitar, dobro, and female vocals evoke a swampy, hot Southern landscape, sultry romance, chain gang, gathering storm or moonlit swamp tumbleweeds, whiskey, cotton fields, scorching sun, beer or Levi Jeans. Instrumental, Blues, Delta Blues
Slow sad emotional blues score with slide guitar, harmonica, mandolin, dulcimer, cello, bass and soft female vocal. Great for Movies, TV Shows, websites, corporate, documentaries, Travel productions requiring slow, sad, thoughtful, bittersweet underscore. Instrumental, Corporate, Corporate Folk
Slow sad emotional blues score with slide guitar, harmonica, mandolin, dulcimer, cello, bass and soft female vocal. Great for Movies, TV Shows, websites, corporate, documentaries, Travel productions requiring slow, sad, thoughtful, bittersweet underscore. Instrumental, Blues, Delta Blues
Hot and Sassy uptempo Blues shuffle, piano, guitar, sax, trombone, bass, drums. Tasty opening or transition for TV restaurant commercials, Food Shows, Bars, cookouts, Travelogue productions with a blues theme. Instrumental, Blues, Honky Tonk
Blazing HOT Mid Fast tempo, Dixieland jam featuring piano bogie intro, trumpet and slide trombone with acoustic bass, brush snare and tambourine. excellent for openers, transitions, travel shows, perhaps a New Orleans scene needing that spicy intro, transition and underscore. Instrumental, Blues, Honky Tonk
Smoking shuffle blues guitar, with sultry vocal moans and wailing harmonica. Excellent track for any production with a blues theme. Think Mississippi, traveling on the Delta, southern landscapes, back roads, Alabama Bar B Q Cookout, Georgia red clay, soul food. Instrumental, Blues, Delta Blues
Sultry Blusey and HOT! This is one of the most famous of all traditional blues songs telling the story of an unfaithful lover. Sweet plaintive Female vocal duet with tenor sax backed by soulful organ, piano drums and bass ensemble for your TV, Film, documentary and blues night club party vibe. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Blazing HOT Dixieland ensemble, mid-tempo cakewalk, featuring trumpet, clarinet, piano and slide trombone solos, climatic build with slow sexy Sax tag at end. excellent for travel shows, perhaps a riverboat, casino, New Orleans scene needing a spicy underscore or film credits. Instrumental, Blues, Honky Tonk