Born in India, brought up in New Zealand and trained in London, Mikey McCleary is a musician, producer and composer known for remixing classic Bollywood songs. He also happens to be singer Lucky Ali’s brother-in-law. He attended Wellington Conservatorium of Music and later Victoria University in New Zealand to study music. Later he moved to London and became a producer with Trident Studios.
Though he has worked with Lucky Ali on his breakthrough album “Sunoh” (1996) as producer, he shot to fame only in 2011 with the remix song “Khoya Khoya Chand” in the movie Shaitan.
His foray into Bollywood includes associating with stalwarts like A.R. Rahman on “Pray For Me Brother” (2007) as a producer and Salim-Suleiman on “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” (2008). He also worked on Aftab Shivdasani’s 2009 film “Aao Wish Karein” which featured the remixed version of “Sabse Peeche Hum Khade” with his friend Ankur Tiwari. In 2010, Coca Cola advertisements featuring songs remixed by him, namely Madan Mohan’s “Tum Jo Mil Gaye Ho” (with Kalki Koechlin and Imraan Khan) and R.D. Burman’s “Aaj Ki Raat” (with Imraan Khan) become very popular. Following this, he came out with an album of ten remixed songs titled “The Bartender” (2010).