Australian artist Michael Allen composed the scores for feature films Vanished, More 4 Me and Woody Island, and wrote the music for the TV series “Body & Brain Overhaul,” and two documentaries, Cup of Dreams and Behind The Mask. In 1992, he signed with Sony records, had several top 40 hits, and won a prestigious ARIA award. Michael has released three solo records, and in 2009, was nominated for best original score at the St Kilda film festival for his music in the film Little Wings.
Earlier in his career, Michael Allen performed with Things of Stone & Wood, an Australian band. Since 1990, he has been producing music for film, TV and advertising. Michael’s credits include scoring music for three feature films: Vanished (Dir Michael Adante), More 4 Me (Dir Lincoln Fenner), and Woody Island (Dir Brendan Ritchie). He is also featured in two documentaries, Behind the Mask (Dir Olivia Peniston-Bird) and Cup of Dreams (Dir Julian Shaw) (Screen Australia, Movie Extra).
Michael’s music is featured in three shorts: Little Wings (Dir Polly Staniford), a TV series for Channel 10/ONE HD; Treasure Hunter (Dir Polly Staniford); and There Had Better Be Blood (Dir Charles Williams). Adverting clients include OXFAM, Telstra, T. A. B, Slazenger, H. B. A, Holden Special Vehicles, Bush Heritage, Sporting Bet, Isuzu, Thrifty Link, Australian Childhood Foundation, CPA, and RACV.
A really cool and groove country feel. Lazy electric guitar, cruisy drums and hip organ. Perfect for television advertising blue jeans, sitting on the porch, swinging in the hammock, driving along a country road, putting your feet up or tipping your hat. Instrumental, Country, Classic Country
Cool, hip and groovy baby. A touch of the lave lamp and 1960's lounge. Great for advertising, commercial or corporate. Upbeat and positive. Organ, horns, drums, bass, guiros and cabasa. Cheesy fun and very kitschy. Instrumental, Dramatic, Happy Music
Beautiful and thoughtful with a metronomic pulse. Honest hopeful and sincere with marimba glockenspiel and percussion. A fantastic multi purpose mood setter. It's caring and warm hearted and would be great for anything from adverting technology to a documentary on architecture. Instrumental, Dramatic, Magical Music
Fantastic reality TV waiting and thinking music with piano, percussion and strings that evolves and builds into a sense of purpose. Time to deliberate there is a decision to be made. Voting out. Instrumental, Dramatic, Clock Music
Heaps of fun. Great for advertising kids toys and games. Silly noises, mouth percussion, pops and clicks. It's definitely playtime. It's comical cheeky and funny. Plenty of high jinks and laughter. Joking with children. Mattel, Toys R Us, Instrumental, Childrens, Childrens Instrumentals
Gothic, dark and very dramatic. Perfect for a movie trailer. Vampires Dracula and castles. A big Hollywood orchestra with great strings and eerie female choir. The Hunger, Wolfman, Sleepy Hollow. Very cinematic. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
A fantastic welcoming tribal village mood. Hand drums and pan pipes. Great for documentary or adverting. Friendly and fun and extremely optimistic. Africa and Sub Continent. Full of positive energy. African wildlife safari. Instrumental, African, African Dramatic
Fantastic editing hit points with this exciting and dynamic sports promo/highlights theme. Atmospheric start that builds to pumping drums and eventually to a fantastic rock guitar crescendo. By the time you reach the end you'll be exhilarated and exhausted. Instrumental, Sports, Sports Energizing Music
Fantastic Fantasia Walt Disney type orchestral piece. Close your eyes and let this beautiful track take you on a journey from small beginnings to a far away land. Stravinsky The Right Of Spring. Seasons change of seasons. Epic fantasy. Instrumental, Dramatic, Magical Music
So very very sweet. A modern sounding young and innocent love theme. Acoustic guitar percussion and chimes perfect for slightly quirky but tender heartwarming moments. Instrumental, Dramatic, Tender music
Super fun and quirky cartoon with full orchestra. Looney Tunes type of production. Would be great for a comedy or any sort of frivolity. Also perfect for kids advertising or television. It's humorous and full of silliness. Carl Stalling Warner Brothers, Instrumental, Dramatic, Happy Music
Creepy celesta, soprano vocals and tremolo strings. Great for sneaking about and peaking around corners. A playful Danny Elfman vibe for Halloween. Perfect for kids spooky fairy tale or black comedy. Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music
Proud and noble. Military drum, orchestra strings and brass, flutes and harp. Emotional patriotic and bold would be fantastic in a world war documentary or film. Band of Brothers, soldiers, honor and integrity. Honoring our lost fathers and brothers everywhere. Proud dynamic uplifting hero music! Instrumental, Dramatic, Patriotic Music
Hard and funky. Tons of energy and hit points for editing fun. Driving drums, big electric guitar and a synth pulse. Great for television advertising requiring extreme high energy. Sports drink or bar, breakfast cereal or a sport highlights package or promo. Instrumental, Sports, Sports Energizing Music
Dramatic deep drums with middle eastern strings and zourna. The modern percussion creates propulsion. Great for documentary in the middle east or in a film. Hot sandy desert, camel, market bazaar. Black Hawk Down. Dramatic landscape. Instrumental, World Fusion, Mid-East World Fusion