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Michael Lord (music)

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Labels  AO Recordings
Record label  AO Recordings

Role  Composer
Name  Michael Lord
Albums  The String Sessions, Sway
Origin  Los Angeles, California, US
Occupation(s)  composer, producer, songwriter, musician
Instruments  piano, guitar, bass, drums

Education  Berklee College of Music

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Michael Lord is a songwriter, composer, producer and Indie recording artist. His 2004 release SWAY found an audience when his song Smile was chosen by the Apple iTunes Music Store as their Single of The Week. Other songs from SWAY including Bleed and Forgiven soon found their way into hit television shows such as ALIAS and What About Brian. He followed SWAY with a mini EP titled THE STRING SESSIONS reinterpreting the songs from SWAY acoustically with a string quartet. Michael wrote all string arrangements which were then performed by The Section Quartet.


In 2005 Michael worked with producer Desmond Child to arrange and record two songs for American Idol's Season 4 Showstoppers Album resulting in an RIAA Certified Gold Record.

Following the American Idol success he has turned his attention to music production producing tracks for Honey County, Quincy Coleman, Graham Colton, Courtney Jaye, Dilana, Paulina Gretzky and Chelsea Williams as well as writing songs included in NBC's hit comedy My Name Is Earl.

Currently Michael is composing, producing and arranging music for television, film and media. He recently composed the themes and underscore for NBC's hit game show The Wall hosted by Chris Hardwick


Michael Lord was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA as a recipient of the Chick Corea Jazz Masters Scholarship Award. Upon returning to Los Angeles, Michael signed his first recording deal with Atlantic Records as a member of the band Tattoo Rodeo. The band was signed by industry veterans Jason Flom and Nick Ferrara. In support of the album, the band toured with Bad Company, Damn Yankees and Ted Nugent. Tattoo Rodeo recorded a second album for BMG titled SKIN. The band then went their separate ways. Michael continued on to become a member of the band Royal Slone. The band signed a production deal with Rick Rubin and American Recordings. After too many delays Royal Slone accepted a deal from legendary A&R Veteran, Tom Zutant and made an album for Island/Def Jam with producer Eric Valentine. Royal Slone changed their name to California. After Tom Zutant left Island/Def Jam the band was dropped but the album eventually came out on Rob Kahane's Trauma Records. To support the album California toured with Stevie Nicks. Currently Michael composes and produces music for Television/Film/Media.


  • The Wall (2017) NBC Network - Composer Main Title Theme and Underscore
  • Hollywood Today Live (2016) FOX Television Network - Composer/Main Title Theme
  • Jessica Darling's, It List (2016) MarVista Entertainment - Composer
  • You Cast A Spell On Me (2015) MarVista Entertainment/ION Television - Composer
  • Starting Strong (2014) U.S. Army - Composer/Main Title Theme
  • Our Wild Hearts (2013) Hallmark Channel - Composer
  • Fringe | Brown Betty, (2010) FOX Television Network - Musical Adaptions/Arrangements
  • Expedition Africa (2009) History - Composer/Additional Music
  • Discography

  • The Crawl - from the EP Anthems - Anthrax, (Megaforce, 2013) - Orchestration
  • Back from the Dead - Adler (2012) - musician
  • First Kiss - Maggie Sajak (AO Recordings, 2012) - producer/composer
  • Balls Out - Steel Panther (Universal Republic, 2011) – orchestration/musician
  • Hear Me Out from the EP, Somewhere In Between - Graham Colton (2011) - producer/composer
  • Behind Blue Eyes - Rob Giles (AO Recordings, 2010) - producer
  • You Better Go Now - Emily Friendship (AO Recordings, 2010) - producer
  • Love The One You're With - Jen Stills (AO Recordings, 2009) - producer
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water - Quincy Coleman (AO Recordings, 2009) - producer
  • Hangover - Dilana (AO Recordings, 2009) – producer/composer
  • Running On Faith - Quincy Coleman (AO Recordings, 2009) - producer
  • These Days - Jen Stills (AO Recordings, 2009) – producer
  • Don't Stop Believin' - Steel Panther (Universal Republic, 2009) – musician
  • Feel the Steel - Steel Panther (Universal Republic, 2009) – orchestration/musician
  • Are You With Me - Courtney Jaye (AO Recordings, 2007) – producer/composer
  • Who'll Stop the Rain - Courtney Jaye (AO Recordings, 2007) - producer
  • Collecting Dust - Paulina Gretzky (AO Recordings, 2006) - producer
  • American Idol Season 4: The Showstoppers (19 Recordings Limited/RCA, 2005) – production/orchestration/musician/programming
  • SWAY- Michael Lord - (AO Recordings, 2004) – producer/composer/performer
  • The String Sessions - Michael Lord - (AO Recordings, 2004) – producer/composer/performer
  • It's About Time - Marc Ford (Anko Records 2002) - Hammond B3
  • California - California (Trauma Records, 2000) – band member/composer
  • Skin - Tattoo Rodeo (BMG, 1995) – band member/composer
  • Rode Hard - Put Away Wet - Tattoo Rodeo (Atlantic, 1991) - Band Member (Keyboards, Hammond B3, Vocals) / Composer (Group Credit)
  • Soundtracks - Film/Television

  • Brothers & Sisters episode "Time After Time" (2010) - with "Behind Blue Eyes" as producer
  • Brothers & Sisters episode "A Valued Family" (2010) - with "Love The One You're With" as producer
  • Brothers & Sisters episode "Nearlyweds" (2009) - with "These Days" as producer
  • Brothers & Sisters episode "Troubled Waters" (2009) - with "Bridge Over Troubled Water" as producer
  • Brothers & Sisters episode "The Road Ahead" (2009) - with "Running On Faith" as producer
  • South Of Nowhere episode "Better Late Than Never" (2008) - with "Smile" as producer/composer/performer
  • Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh (2008) - with "This Christmas" as producer/composer
  • The Circuit (2008) - with "Nothing's Left to Lose" as producer/composer
  • Stiletto (2008) - with "Broken" as producer
  • My Name Is Earl episode "Two Balls, Two Strikes" (2007) - with "SRV Jam" as producer/songwriter/performer
  • What About Brian episode "What About The Lake House" (2007) - with "Forgiven" as producer/composer/performer
  • Paradise City episode "Lions and Cheetahs" (2007) - with "Are You With Me" as producer/composer
  • Brothers & Sisters Season Two, Premiere "Home Front" (2007) - with "Who'll Stop The Rain" as producer
  • Viva Laughlin Pilot Episode (2007) - with "Easy Crime" as producer/composer
  • My Name Is Earl episode "Our Other Cops Is On" (2007) - with "Something To Say" as producer/composer/performer
  • Laguna Beach: The Real OC episode "Spies, Lies and Alibis" (2006) - with "Sunken In" as producer/composer
  • Laguna Beach: The Real OC episode "Who Wants To Date A Rock Star" (2006) - with "Later" as producer/composer
  • Laguna Beach: The Real OC episode "It's Like Break Up Season" (2006) - with "Are You With Me" as producer/composer
  • Zoey 101 episode "Spring Break Up" (2006) - with "Bleed" as producer/composer/performer
  • My Name Is Earl episode "Jump For Joy" (2006) - with "GT Girl" as producer/composer/performer
  • My Name Is Earl episode "Stole P's Hot Dog Cart" (2006) - with "Parade" as producer/composer/performer
  • ALIAS episode "Detente" (2005) - with "Holding My Breath" as producer/composer/performer
  • Laguna Beach: The Real OC episode "Lies and Goodbyes" (2005) - with "Fly" aka "Collecting Dust" as producer
  • Zoey 101 episode "Election" (2005) - with "Smile" as producer/composer/performer
  • Zoey 101 episode "Time Capsule" (2005) - with "Spin" as producer/composer/performer
  • My Name Is Earl episode "Broke Joy's Fancy Figurine" (2005) - with "Comes Around" as producer/composer/performer
  • My Name Is Earl episode "Faked My Own Death" (2005) - with "Girls Guns" as producer/composer/performer
  • The Sterling Chase aka Graduation Week (1999) - with "Bleed" as producer/composer/performer
  • Kate's Addiction (1999) - with "Into the Mystic" as producer/performer; "Stronger" as producer/composer; additional music/end titles theme
  • Gone Fishin' (1997) - with "Best Friend" and "What Went Wrong" as composer/performer
  • Kid (1990) - with "Restless Heart" as composer
  • References

    Michael Lord (music) Wikipedia

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