Born on January 8, 1969, Mikey McCleary (Michael McCleary) is a lyricist, performer, director, composer and producer in the Hindi film industry. He is of New Zealand origin, born in Chennai, India. For fifteen years, Mikey worked and lived in London, England and then moved to Mumbai, India. At the Victoria University of Wellington and Wellington Conservatorium of Music, he learned Composition and Orchestration. Later, he functioned as a music producer at the Trident Studios among other places in London. He is hitched to author and performing artist
. McCleary started his vocation in the Indian Industry with a coordinated effort with
. He was the man behind the Sunoh albums and all Lucky Ali collections, and he has also worked frequently with A. R. Rahman.
He is the force behind the most fruitful and conspicuous tracks for India's greatest endorsement campaigns such as Cadbury Dairy Milk, Vodafone, Lakme, Coca-Cola, Garnier, Levi's, Canon, Titan, Sony and innumerable more. When he is not working on advertisements, he keeps on making his place in Bollywood. He produced and composed every one of the tracks and background melodies on the movie "
". He likewise made the widely praised foundation score for
's political thriller, "
" in 2012 and additionally contributed music for several different movies. For Bejoy Nambiar's second movie David, he formed the background score and a couple of tracks and after that transformed him into an undeniable Bollywood music director for "
", Rohan Sippy's film in 2013.
He additionally made the background score and a track for the movie "
Shaadi Ke Side Effects
" in 2014. McCleary's introduction album of English songs was TV Dinners. The collection comprises of melodies that he made and composed for real TV endorsement brands as Lakmé, Vodafone, Titan, Audi and Levi's. He has expanded these 45-second jingles into full tunes by including new piece and verses. Including his vocals on a huge portion of the collection, it additionally highlights the artists
. Five music recordings coordinated by him have released from this collection. McCleary has three collections released, "Classic Bollywood Shaken not Stirred" in 2011, "B-Seventy" in 2013 and "Classic Bollywood With A Twist" in 2014 by the stage name of "The Bartender".
The first collection re-designs Bollywood tunes from the '50s and '60s in an energetic, alluring style and incorporates hit melodies, for example, "Tum Jo Mil Gaye Ho" which was from the Coca-Cola promotion coordinated by Dibakar Banerjee and "
Khoya Khoya Chand
" highlighted in Bejoy Nambiar's film "
". The second collection, "B-Seventy", was made out of appreciation for and was released as a commitment to him on his 70th birthday. It portrays connected renditions of his most famous film tunes, "Motown", "Cabaret" and "Joining Reggae", at the same time keeping the consistency of the original songs intact.
The third collection, "Classic Bollywood with a Twist", was propelled by Bollywood's on-screen character
. He has picked the most popular tunes from the 50s and 70s, and reinvented them with energetic, enchanting and insidious flare, by using different sorts and an overwhelmingly live band feel in this collection. At the Asian Film Awards, he won the Best Composer Award for the motion picture Margarita with a Straw in 2015. Mikey McCleary, with his unique style of creating music is moving towards a successful career with haste.