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An innovative and progressive musician, Mike Bennett continues to emerge as one of the nation's top drummers and percussionist. His tremendous musicality and onstage charisma 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 is building a reputation as one of L.A.'s finest."
Able to easily cross many contemporary and world genres, Bennett has performed on either drum kit and/or percussion with artists such as Hilary Duff, Benise, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band and many others on stages around the globe. He has also made many television appearances on programs such as The Tonight Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America, The Today Show and many more.
A highly recognized face in many major drum publications, Bennett's interviews, articles and advertisements have been seen in magazines such as Modern Drummer, DRUM!, Batteur, Batterie, Drum Scene and others. He is also featured in the new drum book Sticks 'n' Skins.
Off stage Bennett is an in-demand producer, programmer and sound designer. Co-Owner of Music Evolutions Productions, he continues to produce and compose music for artists, television, radio and film around the world. He has also authored the Demystifying Drumming book series and continues present clinics and workshops around the world.
An electronic drumming/music specialist, Bennett has worked as a consultant for many major/independent artists such as Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac), Marilyn Manson and others.
Mike Bennett is proud to be an artist and clinician for Sonor Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Latin Percussion, Rhythm Tech Percussion, Regal Tip Drum Sticks, Aquarian Drumheads, Roland Electronics and Gibraltar Hardware.
- Hillary Duff
Snare - Hi-Velocity
Toms - coated Focus-X on top, Classic Clears on bottom
Bass Drum - Superkick II