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Portrait of Mike Smith - Live/Touring/Studio Drummer
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-His ability to play tight with a band while incorporating so many dynamics is something to be desired of.

-Beautiful drumming, in-the-pocket and solid. Love the sound of your drums, especially the toms and your fills work so well.

-One of the tightest drummers out there right now.
Hometown Tucson, AZ
Genres Rock, Other
Band Members Mike Smith- drummer, solo artist, sound engineer, ... » more
Achievements Top-10 Top-40 Top-40
Upcoming Shows None
Contact Information:
Mike Smith 623.203.5777
# Years Experience Performing Live: 12
# Live Perfomances Past Six-months: 30
Venue History: Cornerstone Festival - Bushnell, IL
Spirit West Coast - CA, US
Joshua Tree Music Festival - Joshua Tree, CA
Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
Rage Music Festival  - Phoenix, AZ
The Rock - Tucson, AZ
Swayzes Venue - Marietta, GA
Tomcats West - Ft Worth, TX
NAU Skydome  - Flagstaff, AZ
Opener Experience: From Indian Lakes, Relient K, Switchfoot, A Lot Like Birds, Sherwood, Saosin, This Beautiful Republic, Ever Stays Red
Similar Artists: Aaron Spears, Calvin Rodgers, Alex Rodriguez
Performing Rights Society: None
Discography: SIGNALS- Guided Missiles and Misguided Men LP—2012; Paper Poets- Say It While You Sleep EP—2010; This Great Escape- Self-titled  EP—2008; About The Author EP—2007


Michael A. Smith is a professional drummer, studio engineer, and producer. Born and raised in Omaha, N.E in 1988, he began playing drums at the age of 2. Michael started playing and touring at the age of 18 and hasn't looked back since.

He has...








Top 10 in Pop, May 2013
Top 40 in Alternative, June 2013
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Technical Requirements


Vintage Rogers Kit: 24x16, 14x10, 18x16, 

Dw Kit: 22x18. 8x10, 10x7, 12x8, 14x12, 16x14

Ludwig Jazz Kit: 16x14k, 10x7, 13x13


  1978 Ludwig Supraphonic - 14X5

  1980s Ludwig Coliseum - 14X8

  1963 Slingerland Snare - 14X5.5

 1980s Premier Brass Snare - 14X6.5

  Pork Pie Vented Snare - 14X5

  Pearl Chad Smith Snare- 14X5

  Tama Starclassic Maple- 14X6.5

  Gretsch Maple- 10x6

  Ludwig mixed wood 14x5

  Ludwig Centennial 13x7 



  Zildjian K Dark Medium Thin Crash 18"

  Zildjian K Custom Crash 16" 

  Zildjian K Medium Ride 20" 

  Audix Drum Mics


  Michael proudly uses dw hardware, zildjian cymbals, evans heads, and pro mark sticks.

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