Michelle Escoffery

MA Commercial Songwriting and Production

Michelle Escoffery is an Award Winning British Singer, Songwriter and Vocal Producer.

Having consistently amassed accolades, Michelle is celebrated as one of the UK’s most respected songwriters.

Coached by her father in the early years, Michelle has been heavily involved in every element of songwriting, singing, directing, producing and vocal performance coaching and continues to do so to this day. A member of singing family group, ‘The Escoffery’s’, signed to Atlantic Records USA in 1991, Michelle cut her teeth in the studio with sister Sandra Escoffery, learning to write and arrange, which led to independent success with chart-topping UK girl band Truce. Michelle went on to become one of only 2 female stock writers at EMI Music Publishing alongside Cathy Dennis, signed to Guy Moot.

Ivor Novello Award winner for her song ‘Just A Little’ 2002 PRS Most Performed work, also chosen as part of PRS’ ‘Songs Of A Century’, a selection of the top 100 British songs from the last century. She has penned songs for Tina Turner, All Saints, Beverley Knight, Artful Dodger and worked on vocal arrangement and production for Rod Stewart song ‘Human’ and performed with Artists Stevie Wonder, George Michael and more.  She has had recent hits around the world for international artist Nabiha (single sat on the top of the airplay charts in Denmark for 40+ weeks) and SHINee (The last mini album was number 1 in 6 countries in 2015).

Her drive to showcase and champion emerging songwriters and performers shone in 2002 when she founded and ran ‘Kindred Spirit’ for almost a decade – London’s launch pad for creativity, live band performances and one of the cities most revered live music and spoken word shows/hubs. Michelle continues to advocate and develop new talent through creative vehicles and platforms such as ‘Front Room Sessions’, Eurovision Song Contest 2018 and Vocal Coaching for various TV shows. As an educator, Michelle has lectured on Commercial Songwriting at BA and Master level for over a decade and has recently been appointed as a Writer’s Director on PRS for Music Board of Directors.

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