Composer and founder member of band U. Kay Hytz (a.k.a uk heights), Michael started learning the violin aged 9 whilst at school, where he also sang as a chorister in church and cathedral choirs, and studied the trumpet from the age of 13. From the age of 16 he played in and wrote for various bands. He represented the United Kingdom in the Yamaha Song Festival at the Budokan, Tokyo, in 1983 where he won the Kawakami Performance award. He started writing production music in his twenties, gaining a Diploma in Media Music Composition and writing both commissions and music for Production Music libraries. His music has been used all around the world in TV, Corporate and Documentary films. In 2006, after the death of a close musical colleague, he started writing Digitiphonies (Electro Orchestral Symphonies) in an attempt to reconcile the two opposing sides of his musical psyche - he has written 8 so far. He recently completed a concerto for harp which is due to be performed by the harpist who inspired it in 2019.