: ABOUT MIKE :
Mike is a Chicago based Multi-Stylistic Drummer/Percussionist, and Educator from Chicago, Illinois. His performing experience and knowledge of the art is vast and wide. He holds a Percussion Performance Degree from Roosevelt Universities Chicago College of Performing Arts Conservatory, and also studied Education while there. His knowledge and versatility helps him bring energy, enthusiasm, and accuracy to his work. Whether performing or teaching, Mike feels excitement. Most recently, he has performed or toured and recorded with artists such as Ophelia Grey, Dana Catherine, Rachel McClusky, JIP, Michael Mathias, Empire, and more. He also has played in countless other ensembles such as The Oak Park River Forest Symphony and with other professional organizations. Additionally, he has performed in cover bands, and for special/corporate events, and DJ’s in his spare time. These situations have allowed him to perform in a wide variety of famed venues, and musical situations/styles. He has been fortunate enough to share the stage and open for artists such as Chris Daughtry, Aaron Carter, Drake Bell, Lupe Fiasco, Krewella, and more. In his spare time, Mike enjoys performing as much as possible, seeing as many live shows he can, and expanding his musical network/outlet. He also enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family.