“If there has been one constant variable in all my creative successes over the years, it has been Michael Carey. He has made me look so good so many times, people have begun to mistake me for George Clooney. I owe Michael for making my years at Bozell award-winning... creating brilliant and original solutions for every account in the shop (yes! the ONLY music supplier we used for EVERY account in the agency was Michael!) Not only did he provide musical solutions, he provided marketing insights...He came up with amazing tracks and ideas for Exxon, Coke, and when we pitched and won the Taco Bell kid's business... not only did he write, score, arrange, and produce six different themes for six totally different campaigns, he also provided VOs, SFX and more... Michael and I produced over 70 radio and TV spots for Outback Steakhouse during a 15 year relationship working directly for the client, and over 40 spots for Carrabba's Italian Grill. When I moved into TV, and got my first show on the Kid's WB, who did I go out to get to score our award-winning series... there was never any question... And years later, when I was approached to pitch the Papa Johns pizza, it was Michael who was not just my musical better half, but my creative partner in developing the work that won the account. But even more, Michael is one of the nicest people I know in the world. He is kind, thoughtful, insightful, and is is truly a pleasure to call him my friend. I also like his politics... Michael is the best music person there is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
CEO/Chief Hostage Negotiator – The Resistance
EVP/Creative Director – Bozell-LA
EVP/Managing Partner/Creative Director – DMB&B/NY
SVP/Co-Group Creative Director – J. Walter Thompson/NY
“During our production process on Louna's CD "Behind a Mask" Michael was a great resource and sounding board. He made several good suggestions, many of which were used, and I appreciated his positive yet constructive attitude. Later, when the album was finished, he suggested a remix of one of their songs. I agreed. What we received was a great collaborative final result for our digital release. He takes direction but still never compromises his integrity as an artist. I enjoy working with Michael and plan to in the future.”
Red Decade Records, LLC
“Michael is a music professional in every sense of the word. His creative composing skills always provide excellent tracks. Combine that with his vast knowledge of music and instruments, his ability to assemble and direct creative teams, and his comfort with lyrics and vocals and you've got Resonation! I would highly recommend contacting Michael for any upcoming music needs.”
Vice President, NY Chapter AICE
Northern Lights Post - NY / Bodega Films
“Michael Carey is not only one of the nicest people I've ever met, but his formidable and far-ranging talents are indispensable for anyone looking for a music creator. He has blown me away as a composer, producer, player, engineer, and singer.... Whether you need someone to provide music for a project or someone to collaborate with, you will not be disappointed if you are fortunate enough to work with Michael Carey!”
Charles Judge Music
Arranger/Producer/Session Keys: credits include Colbie Callait, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, etc.
“Michael is an extremely talented composer. He understands nuances, irony and even the subtlety of humor. And to make things even better, he is a pleasure to work with. I have no hesitations recommending Michael. I look forward to the next time we can do something together.”
Commercial Director – BOGADA, Bully Pictures
Member - Director at Directors Guild of America
“Michael Carey has provided great musical solutions and collaborated on a number of projects with us for Outback Steakhouse. Always ready with plenty of options, Michael is versatile, fast, and always looking to take on a challenge ("We're looking for a signature digeridoo line...") He handled an incredibly complicated online project for Outback with great skill and incredible patience – and as always, it sounded fabulous. Always a pleasure.”
The Kaplan Thaler Group
“Michael is an incredibly talented artist. He brings a wealth of knowledge and fresh insights to his projects. His dedication gave us flexibility in our work flow, resulting in terrific spots and satisfied clients.”
Northern Lights Post - NY
“Michael is one of those rare creative talents who is not only a highly astute composer/songwriter, producer, and mixer, but also a gifted performer and musician in his own right. In full possession of superb artistic instincts, intelligence, and a wealth of knowledge of the craft of writing, recording and producing music, Michael consistently delivers work which is outstanding, compelling, and singular.
Perhaps the best way to encapsulate Michael's talent is to say that every time I work with him, I learn something new. Whether it's Michael hiring me, or the other way around, collaborating with him is always a treat, and I'm always a better musician for it when the project is finished.
Michael's big-picture conceptual abilities, his attention to detail, his commitment to staying ahead of the curve, and his unshakable professionalism become evident from the get-go, and any performer, advertising agency, or producer of new media, television, or film would be well served to avail themselves of Michael’s talents – he’s a powerhouse!”