Michael is a co-founder and CFO of Wonkybot Studios, as well as Music Director for the studio. Originally an attorney born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Michael relocated to the US in 2013 to work exclusively with Stewart St John and Todd Fisher as a musical producer and composer. His background in law and expertise in strategies and contracts led to him co-founding Wonkybot Studios with Stewart and Todd where, in addition to his musical talent, he also oversees the business side of the company.
Michael is an accomplished music producer with a background in producing, composing, scoring, engineering, mixing and mastering.
Michael is Stewart’s musical partner on the Tara Tremendous and Spooky Troop series; it’s an unusual musical relationship because both of them are composers in their own right. But something magical happens when they come together. In 2017 “St John & Plahuta” composed 20 songs for the NY debut of the Tara Tremendous The Musical concert series performed at 54 Below. Additionally, they’ve scored hours of instrumental music for the The Secret Diaries of Tara Tremendous and Spooky Troop series on iTunes, which Michael engineers, edits and mixes.