Composer

Michael Andrews

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Age 56
Birthday November 171967
Birth Sign Scorpio
City California
Country United States
Profession Composer

Michael Andrews is a famous Composer, born on November 17, 1967 in United States. As of December 2022, Michael Andrews’s net worth is $5 Million. His cover version of the Tears for Fears song Mad World, recorded for the Donnie Darko soundtrack, became the #1 single in the U.K. upon its release.

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Michael Andrews Biography

Film composer best known for his work on films like Donnie Darko, Funny People, and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Like many of his role models for soundtrack composing such as John Barry and Ennio Morricone, Andrews wanted to put a song on his otherwise instrumental score. He chose the song “Mad World” by Tears for Fears (originally released in 1982) and his childhood friend Gary Jules sings as Andrews plays piano..

His song The Dentist was inspired by his learning of his wife’s pregnancy while receiving dental work.

After joining The Greyboy Allstars following the dissolution of his band The Origin, Andrews fell into film score composition by chance in 1998 when The Greyboy Allstars were asked to score Jake Kasdan’s first feature Zero Effect and worked on the music for the highly regarded (though short-lived) TV series, Freaks and Geeks. In 2000, Richard Kelly commissioned him to do the soundtrack for the film Donnie Darko. Its original score album went on to sell over 100,000 copies (in part because of Andrews’s remake of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World”, featuring Gary Jules), and Andrews became a composer to watch. He has since gone on to compose scores for the movies Out Cold, Nothing, Cypher, Orange County, My Suicidal Sweetheart, Me and You and Everyone We Know, The TV Set, a segment of Paris, je t’aime, Unaccompanied Minors, Bridesmaids, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Daddy’s Home among others.

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In early 2000, Nancy Juvonen’s brother Jim Juvonen gave Andrews a copy of the script for the as-yet-unmade feature film Donnie Darko. As had happened across Hollywood, Andrews was blown away by Richard Kelly’s idea. He recalled “[e]veryone knew Donnie Darko was going to be a cool movie. Everyone knew it was interesting.” Kelly, for his part, was aware of Andrews’s work with The Greyboy Allstars, and he also knew that Andrews made music under the name Elgin Park. Kelly was confident that Michael Andrews could do the job: “I met with Michael and I just knew right away that he was really, really talented and that he could come up with a really original score. He would allow me to be in there and be really kind of editorial with how I wanted the score to be.” Debutant director and debutant solo soundtrack composer decided to collaborate.

Michael Andrews Net Worth

Michael Andrews is one of the richest Composer & listed on most popular Composer. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Michael Andrews‘s net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income Composer
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He was previously a member of the jazz band The Greyboy Allstars.

In early 2000, Nancy Juvonen’s brother Jim Juvonen gave Andrews a copy of the script for the as-yet-unmade feature film Donnie Darko. As had happened across Hollywood, Andrews was blown away by Richard Kelly’s idea. He recalled “[e]veryone knew Donnie Darko was going to be a cool movie. Everyone knew it was interesting.” Kelly, for his part, was aware of Andrews’s work with The Greyboy Allstars, and he also knew that Andrews made music under the name Elgin Park. Kelly was confident that Michael Andrews could do the job: “I met with Michael and I just knew right away that he was really, really talented and that he could come up with a really original score. He would allow me to be in there and be really kind of editorial with how I wanted the score to be.” Debutant director and debutant solo soundtrack composer decided to collaborate.

The music was not available on a soundtrack album until Andy Factor, a friend of Andrews, released it on his Everloving Records independent label in 2002. As Donnie Darko was not a hit at first, there was little interest in the soundtrack in the US. However, the film enjoyed more popularity in Europe, especially in the UK, where its total box office was greater than for the whole of the US.

This sparked interest in the soundtrack and the song “Mad World”, taken from the original soundtrack, which was a 2003 Christmas #1 in the UK Singles Chart. The song has since had continued chart success worldwide, reaching the top 30 of the American Billboard Modern Rock chart in 2004 and hitting #1 on the Canadian Digital Singles chart in January 2007. It has also made the charts in a number of other countries including Ireland, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Australia in 2003 and 2004. “Mad World” also appeared in the television commercial for the Xbox 360 video game Gears of War.

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In 2005, Andrews scored Me and You and Everyone We Know, a film by Miranda July praised at both Sundance and Cannes film festivals. The score to the film was released on Everloving Records on July 12, 2005.

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Composer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Michael Andrews celebrates birthday on November 17 of every year.

According to an article in a Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the song “Middlesex Times” (originally written by Michael Andrews for the Donnie Darko picture) had been remixed by Dutch composer Björn de Water into a hip hop version. It is said that De Water rejected a lucrative offer from a broadcast company wanting to use the track, since he had received personal approval by Andrews creating the remix in 2004. “It did not feel right,” De Water stated in a reaction. “Mike is the original artist and I respect him very much. He is one of the nicest people I have ever met and consider him as a friend. Friends don’t steal or make money behind your back.”

What band is Michael Andrews in?

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What genre is the Michael Andrews?

Michael Andrews
GenresFilm score, experimental, folk
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsGuitar, piano, keyboards, bass guitar, marimba, drums
Years active1985 – present

Where is Michael Andrews from?

Personal information
National teamUnited States
BornApril 18, 1999 Edina, Minnesota, U.S.
Height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg)

Does REM sing Mad World?

R.E.M. does not sing “Mad World.” Gary Jules does.

Who wrote Mad World?

Roland Orzabal

Andrews released his first solo album, Hand on String, on his own newly established label, Elgin Park Recordings, in Summer 2006. He is credited on the album as Mike Andrews.

In August 2012, Andrews’s second solo record “Spilling A Rainbow” was released on Everloving Records performed mostly alone, and with Dan Long and Steve Kaye recording.

Working out of his custom-built backyard studio in Glendale, California, Andrews spent three months creating the score using an orchestra of obscure vintage synthesizers (a miniature hotwired Casio keyboard was unearthed at a garage sale for $10) and drum machines. His concept was to play what he termed amateurish, emotional, naïve, magical and simple music on highly unemotional, inorganic instruments—for example, a calculator with built-in twelve-note keyboard that lends a haunting portamento melody to one of the film’s motifs.

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