My Funny Friend and Me270pxMy Funny Friend and Me is written by Sting and David Hartley and performed by Sting. With a great reception at its releasing time, it was featured in the ending credits of The Emperor's New Groove and was nominated for Oscar and Golden Globe. Its lyrics tell about Pacha and Kuzco's friendship.
Michael "Mike" Tavera is an American composer. He worked in many animations and live-actions at the music department and is part of the music team for The Emperor's New School.
Tavera's interest by music was very early. He started playing piano when he was only 4 years old, making his own compositions when 12. He trained classic piano for ten years, and was already making full-lenght compositions at the high school. He was part of several bands where he took part as music composer and performer. After moving to Los Angeles, he landed a deal with Criterion Music Publishing to write songs, but stopped performing to dig deeper into studying music theory, conducting and arranging. He began to arrange for big bands and was soon composing for TV episodes and orchestras. Read more...
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