Michael Corcoran (musician)

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Michael Corcoran
Birth name Michael Thomas Corcoran
Also known as Backhouse Mike, Ken Lofkoll
Born (1972-12-09) December 9, 1972 (age 43)
Los Angeles, California
Origin Malibu, California, U.S.
Genres Pop rock, rock, pop, Alternative rock, Twee pop, C86
Occupation(s) Sound designer, orchestrator, singer-songwriter, musical arranger, record producer, composer, musician
Instruments Vocal, guitar, piano, bass guitar, percussion
Years active 1990–present
Labels Nick
Nintendo (2004–2006)
Backhouse Records
Nine Yards
Associated acts Drake Bell
Miranda Cosgrove
Dr. Luke
Josh Peck
Amanda Bynes
Stewart Copeland
Victoria Justice
Shane Dawson
Elizabeth Gillies
Ariana Grande
Website Official website

Michael Thomas Corcoran (born December 9, 1972), aka Backhouse Mike or Ken Lofkoll, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, composer, sound designer, musical arranger, orchestrator, and record producer.


Corcoran formed a songwriting and producing partnership with C.J Abraham called Backhouse Mike & The Super Chris.

They started off individually with commercials and sound design projects, and still compose music for commercials and television and film, then began co-writing and co-producing music with Drake Bell, producing his debut album Telegraph and producing and co-writing his sophomore record It's Only Time. Corcoran also wrote the end credits song for Superhero Movie with Bell. Also, Corcoran wrote and provided the backing vocals to Bell's 2013 holiday single, "Christmas Promise".

Corcoran also performed in Drake Bell's band, who have appeared on television on Regis and Kelly, Fox's New Years Celebration, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and on the DVD Drake Bell Live in Concert (Universal/Motown), filmed live during Drake's multi-night sold out shows in Mexico, including their national stadium. He departed from the band in May 2010.

Corcoran also arranged the horn section with Zack Hexum for these concerts in Mexico, as stated on the credits of Drake Bell's in Concert DVD.

In addition to his work with Drake Bell, Corcoran has composed and scored over 150 episodes of Nickelodeon programming including: Drake & Josh, Zoey 101, iCarly, and Victorious, including writing the theme songs for iCarly, Merry Christmas Drake & Josh, Drake & Josh Go Hollywood, Victorious (with Dr. Luke) and The Troop (Written and Produced by Backhouse Mike and The Super Chris). In 2013, he recorded the theme song for Sam & Cat titled "Just Fine".

Corcoran also helped score and composed music for the recent "Twalkin'" commercial.

Corcoran and The Super Chris have collaborated with: Victoria Justice, Dr. Luke, Nick Hexum, Cindy Almouzni, Alissa Griffith, Alyssa Suede Campbell, Max Gomez, Electrolightz, The Record Life, Elizabeth Gillies, Mavin, Zack Hexum, The Deserters, Miranda Cosgrove, and Taylor Momsen. One of the Backhouse's greatest moments came when the studio was graced by one of the preeminent geniuses of pop music, The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, for the mix of his 2009 release That Lucky Old Sun (Capitol Records).[1]

Corcoran mixed Brian Wilson's "Lucky Old Sun" with Brian Wilson and Scott Bennett at The Backhouse Studios.

His band (consisted of lead singer and guitarist Jon Seminara, bassist John Charles Meyer and keyboardist Kimberly Barnett, also called Backhouse Mike) appeared in an iCarly episode "iAm Your Biggest Fan" and the final episode of Zoey 101, "Chasing Zoey" as alternative punk band Backflesh. Their song "Take Me Back" appears in the iCarly soundtrack.


Production discography[edit]

Song Performer Credits
"Just Fine" Backhouse Mike Vocals, co-writer, producer
"5 Fingaz to the Face" Victorious cast Co-writer
"Break Me Down" Drake Bell Co-writer, producer
"Do What You Want" Drake Bell Co-writer, producer
"Don't Preach" Drake Bell Producer
"Down We Fall" Drake Bell Producer
"End It Good" Drake Bell Co-writer, producer
"Fallen For You" Drake Bell Co-writer, producer
"Fool The World" Drake Bell Vocals, co-writer, producer
"Found A Way" Drake Bell Producer
"Freak the Freak Out" Victoria Justice Co-writer, co-producer
"Hollywood Girl" Drake Bell Producer
"I Found a Way" Drake Bell Producer
"I Know" Drake Bell Co-writer, producer
"In the End" Drake Bell Producer
"Intro" Drake Bell Producer
"It's Only Time" Drake Bell Co-writer, producer
"L.A. Boyz" Victoria Justice and Ariana Grande Co-writer
"Leave It All to Me" Miranda Cosgrove featuring Drake Bell Writer, producer
"Leave It All to Shine" Miranda Cosgrove and Victoria Justice Co-writer
"Makes Me Happy" Drake Bell Co-writer, producer
"Okay" Backhouse Mike Vocals, co-writer, producer
"Rusted Silhouette" Drake Bell Co-writer, producer
"Shut Up and Dance" Victorious Cast Co-writer
"Somehow" Drake Bell Producer
"Superluv!" Shane Dawson Co-writer, co-producer
"Take Me Back" Backhouse Mike Vocals, writer, producer
"Telegraph" Drake Bell Producer
"The Countdown" Victorious Cast Writer, producer
"The Backhouse" Drake Bell Producer
"Up Periscope" Drake Bell Co-writer, producer
"Whatever My Love" Mickey Drummond Writer, producer


  1. ^ "Home thebackhouse.net". thebackhouse.net. January 29, 2010. Archived from the original on January 14, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 

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