Hope everyone is having a great summer!! Please check out Hannah Corrado's debut EP entitled "Paint The Sky." Hannah is an up-and-coming young singer/songwriter, and I am excited to have had a chance to work with her on this project, and with the talented Jason Reif of FreeStone Media. The album is now available on iTunes and CDBaby.
Hey, check out The Skeleton Keys ripping through our take on the Stevie Wonder classic "Superstition"! It was filmed at the always wonderful Frank's American Pub in Downingtown, PA on July 9th. Many thanks to Valerie Lumer for providing the video!
Greetings all! Just wanted to share another studio project that I was fortunate to be a part of - the release of Black Cat Habitat's new EP "Jam The Signal". It was great to work with talented singer/songwriter Rachel McCullough (as well as old pal Pier Giacalone and bassist Mark Carson) in the friendly confines of Hopetown Sound. The EP is now available on CDBaby and all other major digital retailers. You can check out more about Rachel and the band at www.blackcathabitat.com
Tim Butler has released his new single "Unwritten Rules", recorded at Hopetown Sound studio. The song features Tim's usual cast of characters: Tim on vocals and guitar, Pier Giacalone on lead guitar, Rick Dalena on bass, Tony Albrecht on keys, and yours truly on the drums. Enjoy!
Mike is joining forces with Jonathan Hesbol (guitar/vocals) and Chris Schutz (bass/vocals) to form a new cover trio known as The Skeleton Keys. The trio, who also happen to be 3/4 of the original group, Farewell Symphony, will be performing all of your favorite music from B.B. King to The Beatles to Coldplay, and everything in between. Keep an eye out for shows to be announced in the coming weeks!
I was incredibly honored to be featured today with a 15 second clip on Vic Firth's Instagram and Facebook pages for their #VF15 feature. Check it out!!
I had the pleasure of being invited to All My Children Learning Center in Perkasie, PA to do a drum presentation for the students there. I got to spend some time with the toddler group, as well as the older kids. It was an absolute blast presenting drums and percussion to the groups, and getting them all involved, too!
I am very honored and pleased to announce that I am now officially endorsing Vic Firth as a member of their Education Team! I am greatly looking forward to growing a relationship with them and having an expanded platform to share my drum and percussion knowledge with the world.
Recently, I had the chance to perform with my good friends Pier and Jen Giacalone, who go by the name The Sandy Mentals. Joined by another good friend Chris Schutz on bass, we played a set of soul covers at Fergie's Pub in Philly. Check out this video of us covering the Prince classic "Kiss".
Thanks for stopping by my brand-new website! This project has been a long time coming, so I'm very happy to finally be able to release it to the world. Please take a look around the site and let me know what you think. You'll find audio and video examples of my playing, information about lessons and studio work, as well as upcoming events. From time to time, I will post news items and random thoughts on this page. I'm fairly new to blogging, and having a website in general, but I hope to make this a fun experience. I'm also in the process of developing more content for the site, mostly in terms of a press kit and other videos, that I'm excited about. Thanks again for stopping by and see you around soon!!