Richie Kotzen, Steve Stevens, The Sayers Club
Mike Bennett is an internationally recognized drummer, percussionist, producer and composer for many of today’s top stars as well as legends of the music industry. His tremendous musicality and high energy performances has led DRUM! Magazine to call him, “a full fledged chameleon, showing restraint or blasting chops when called for, with a clean sound, metronomic feel and a distinctly melodic soloing style.” Modern Drummer Magazine agrees saying that Bennett is, “on the fast track… a versatile drummer who has built a reputation as one of L.A.’s finest.” Crossing many contemporary and world genres, Bennett has performed and/or recorded with artists such as Hilary Duff, Richie Kotzen, Andra Day, Mary Mary, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Sabrina Carpenter, Common, Slash, Stevie Wonder, Jamie Foxx, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band and many others. TV appearances include The Tonight Show, Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America and The Today Show. Off stage, Bennett is a composer for networks including NBC, ABC, FX, HISTORY, DISCOVERY, MTV, VH1, HGTV, DISNEY CHANNEL, A&E, BRAVO and LIFETIME. Co-Owner of Music Evolutions Studios, Mike actively records and composes for projects around the world in his Los Angeles recording studio.
The Avett Brothers
Mike Marsh is a Grammy nominated drummer originally from Miami, FL. At 13 Mike received his first drum set as a gift from his Mom. He got his start in the Miami punk rock scene in the early 90’s which led to his 11 year journey in the Florida based band Dashboard Confessional. Being a Miami native, Mike has always had a love for Latin music and particularly Latin rhythms. In 2008 Rick Rubin hired Mike to play on The Avett Brothers major label debut and certified gold record “I & Love & You”. He’s been the full time recording and touring drummer for The Avett Brothers since 2013.
Miley has been playing since early childhood, growing up with a "constant soundtrack" of Cream, Beatles, Steely San, and much more. His passion for Latin rhythms was awakened in university (CSU, Long Beach) when he heard the Samba Band play for the first time. Miley began his quest for more in studying with Dr Michael Carney, Chalo Eduardo, and the late Chuck Silverman. He performed with such acts as Santana, Ricky Martin, and Mickey Hart on percussion. Now, for eight years much of Miley's focus is on his own group, Rival Sons, where he's playing the full drum kit. His heart still lies in Brazilian, Cuban, and African rhythms.
Renowned drummer, Mike Reid from Baltimore, Maryland began playing the drums at the early
age of 3. Mike’s professional drumming career dates back to over 16 years and has allowed him
to travel the world.
In 2009, Reid was asked to fill in for the drummer who played with Pharrell Williams & N.E.R.D. It was during this gig where he knew he had to be professional as well as serious about what he was doing and where his career was getting ready to go.
Since then, Reid has had the opportunity to travel the world and play for artists such as Janet Jackson ( Vegas residency 2019 and SOTW Tour), Rihanna (2015-2016 Anti World Tour), Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Patti Labelle, Smokey Robinson, Pharrell, Alicia Keys, Ne-yo, Eminem and many more. Mike has also been the house band drummer for many television and award shows such as, The Four on Fox (Season Two), March For Our Lives, 2015, BET Awards, 2017 & 2018 Soul Train Awards among many more.
Shawn Mendes, Camilla Cabello, Conor Maynard, Francesco Yates, and Cody Simpson
Toronto native Mike Sleath is one of Canada's brightest rising musicians touring the world with the likes of Shawn Mendes, Camilla Cabello, Conor Maynard, Francesco Yates, and Cody Simpson among others.
Mike has appeared on countless network television programs and award shows including Saturday Night Live, The American Music Awards, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Ellen, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and many more.
His innate ability to read an audience and deliver a dynamic live show has afforded Mike the opportunity to perform in the company of world renowned acts like Sting, Celine Dion, David Foster, Earth Wind and Fire, Green Day, One Republic, The Weekend, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Britney Spears, and many more.
Recently, Mike lent his talents to a studio recorded rock remix of Grammy nominated pop artist Katy Perry's hit single "I Kissed a Girl" and has been involved with live studio recordings with several developing and established artists from around the world.
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