Mike O'Donnell is a composer & producer
with many years experience in all aspects
of the music industry.

Best known for creating the iconic theme for the original series of "Thomas the Tank Engine", he is currently
developing 'Melody Island', a musically themed children’s TV series, with Karrot Entertainment & Blue Zoo Studios

Tel: + 44 (0) 7860 367 338 | Email: mike@modmusic.co.uk


Mike has written numerous jingles for international brands including McDonalds, BT, and Cadbury as well as library albums for, De Wolfe, Sonoton, Muzikotek and Felt Music. His compositions are featured in various productions from CBeebies to CNN in a wide range of styles and genres.

His musical career began in the sixties playing in various Liverpool bands at the local clubs and theatres including the famous Cavern. After moving to London in 1969 he worked in the Beatles’ Apple Studios with artists and producers including George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson, Phil Spector and the great Gerry Leiber and Mike Stoller to name but a few.

Meanwhile his own bands, Matchbox and later Gold recorded singles and albums for CBS, EMI, RAK and Barnaby Records (USA).

Working from his recording studio within Shepperton Film Studios Mike collaborated with other writers and went on to produce film scores, songs, jingles and TV themes including the original music for the now classic “Thomas the Tank Engine” series and “Thomas and the Magic Railroad” feature film.



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Melody Island is a musically themed childrens TV show aimed at 3-7 year olds.
The show was created by Mike and is currently in development with Bafta award winning production company
Karrot Entertainment and renowned animation studio Blue Zoo.




For all enquiries contact Mike at:

Tel: + 44 (0) 7860 367 338 | Email: mike@modmusic.co.uk