Mick Cooke was trumpet player and bassist with Belle & Sebastian for fifteen years before leaving in 2013 to concentrate on composing full-time.

Belle & Sebastian have sold over one million records in the US alone, and toured the world several times over, including sold out shows at London’s Albert Hall and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl.

In addition to winning a BRIT Award for Best British Newcomers in 1999, the band has been nominated for an Ivor Novello award, and the Mercury Music Prize.

Mick has been composing for the screen since 2007. He is the composer on two international animated pre-school TV shows, Boj (CBeebies) and two seasons of Zack & Quack (Nick Jr.).


“ With B&S mainstay Mick Cooke’s superb orchestrations conducted by Rick Wentworth, God Help The Girl has real class”


“ Packed with one great song after another… Cannibal Women of Mars’ soundtrack is the real star of the show ”

He’s so cleverly delivered some great songs that I think are going to relate to viewers of all ages.

Jason Donovan
Actor and Singer
Boj

Great results, personable, expert, on time, high integrity and creative - Mick ticks all the boxes!

Claire Underwood
Co-creator and Director
Boj

His musical talent, scoring and songwriting ability, professionalism and general high spirit, left a lasting mark on the show.

Gili Dolev
Co-creator and Supervising Director
Zack & Quack

Career Highlights

Collect BRIT Award with Belle & Sebastian (1999)
Record an album with Trevor Horn (2003)
Play sold out gig at Hollywood Bowl with Belle & Sebastian (2006)
Scottish BAFTA for The Happy Duckling. Also UK BAFTA nomination (2009/2010)
Down At The Zoo album is No.1 on iTunes UK Children’s chart (2011)
Co-write the stage musical Cannibal Women of Mars (2013)
Composer on Zack & Quack (Foundation/Nick Jr.) 2013/2016
Orchestrations for God Help The Girl feature film (2014)
Composer on Boj (Pesky/CBeebies/Sprout) 2013

Interested in working with Mick?

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