Andrew T. Mackay is a very popular British Composer, Arranger, Producer, and conductor as well. He is popular for Middle Eastern and Indian Orchestra. He is the Co-founder of the Bombay Dub Orchestra. He studied music at the London College of Music where he studied clarinet, piano, and composition as well.
His tutor was John McCabe and Dr. Lloyd-Webber. At the London College of Music, he was the winner of the Director’s Prize for his amazing composition named as Malentendu. His grandfather was Luciano Francesco Paggi.
Luciano was an incredible Italian flutist, painter and freedom fighter as well. His uncle named M.M Paggi, was the first sound engineer in the Hollywood industry in 1920’s. He has another family member, who was a great make-up artist in the United Kingdom who had worked with many popular artists such as Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe.
In Bombay Dub Orchestra, he has worked with many famous people like
Bob Marley, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Bebel Gilberto, Azam Ali, Natasha Atlas, Ceu, Juno Reactor, Dizzy Rosza and many more. He has the license of lot tracks for television and films in the UK, US and many other countries as well. He also did the opening track of the famous Hollywood film named,
Iron Man 3.
He also did the music for the Marathi film Raakshas, Indian feature film, Bombairiya and much more. He also did the music for the short film named as Monsoon which got released in the year 2014 in Toronto, People’s Choice Award.
He won the Best Music Score Award in the year 2008 for his amazing work in the feature film named, Little Box Of Sweets. He did the music for the film Florida Road and did a splendid job, as it was a mix of Semi-Classical Indian Vocals and African Choir.
He also worked on many ballets and contemporary dance works, which performed around the globe. He is also the Lab Director and Co-Founder of the Music Composers Lab. He has done many Indian projects as well some of them are Dhoom 3, Mohenjo-Daro, Kabali, Bairavaa, Befikre,
Power Paandi, 24 and much more.
He got the best Composer award in the year 2017, at the Rajasthan International Film Festival. He also won the Grand Jury Award, at the South Asian International Film Festival for the Little box of sweets. He also got many awards at Visual Festivals for his music. He has contributed a lot to the industry and done a lot of splendid work.