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TSB - '
Life Made More'

This charming and funny spot for TSB, staring David Schwimmer, called for a score that was subtle enough to let the dialogue lead, but playful enough to accent the humour. We composed a number of versions before we landed on the perfect fit. In the end some 60’s inspired jazz/country guitar picking did the trick. Sometimes less is more when it comes to the right music.

The musical mnemonic you hear at the end of this ad will be the sound of TSB branding going forward.

Composed by: Michael Palmer at Born Music in collaboration with Mushka.

Agency: McCann UK

Demos, On Air Version & Brand Mnemonic


This film, for St Lukes London, was a pure joy to be involved in. It's not often a composer gets to be on camera playing guitar for a campaign. And what company I have in this video. From A-list film stars, to NHS heroes. All giving their time to support the NHS through the 1st big UK lockdown of covid 19.

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Available For Sync Use:
Compendium' by Glass Anvil

Here is an truly epic track from an album of film music I am making with pianist/cellist Danny Keane (whom recently got Jazz album of the month in MOJO magazine for his own work). This piece takes you on a true musical journey of intensity and grace.

Contact us for sync enquiries.

A New Song For Sync Use:
'Till The Stars Let Go'

A co-write with singer Kat Quinn and Nashville songwriting legend Steve O'Brien. This song is 100% cleared and available for sync use in film and TV and digital media. Get in touch if you would like to use it in your productions. Instrumentals, stems and cut down edits available on request.

Nespresso - 'Essenza Plus'

An upbeat and warm jazz score for Nespresso. Inspired by the piano playing of Nina Simone.

TV Sync:
'Leap Of Faith'

As featured in Victoria and Albert - The Royal Wedding

The full track

TV Sync:
Constellation Voyage'

As featured in: Ben Zand - Cults, Gangs and God.

A joint composition with phenomenal steel pan player Sam Dubois (aka, Steel Pan Sam). This track is taken form an album of steel pan music Sam and I produced for EMI. Listen to the full album here.

The full track