Michael Andrews (conceived November 17, 1967) is an American multi-instrumental artist, maker, and film score arranger. He is best known for a spread adaptation of the Tears for Fears tune ""Distraught World"", which he recorded with Gary Jules for the Donnie Darko soundtrack, and which turned into the 2003 UK Christmas number one. He is an establishing individual from the San Diego class resisting band The Greyboy Allstars. In the wake of joining The Greyboy Allstars following the disintegration of his band The Origin, Andrews fell into film score arrangement by chance in 1998 when The Greyboy Allstars were approached to score Jake Kasdan's first component Zero Effect and dealt with the music for the very respected (however brief) TV arrangement, Freaks and Geeks.

In 2000, Richard Kelly dispatched him to do the soundtrack for the film Donnie Darko. Its unique score collection proceeded to sell more than 100,000 duplicates (to some degree on account of Andrews' redo of Tears for Fears' ""Frantic World"", highlighting Gary Jules), and Andrews turned into a writer to watch. Andrews discharged his first solo collection, Hand on String, all alone recently settled mark, Elgin Park Recordings, in Summer 2006. He is acknowledged on the collection as Mike Andrews. In August 2012, Andrews' second solo record ""Spilling A Rainbow"" was discharged on 'Everloving Records' performed generally alone, and with Dan Long and Steve Kaye recording.