A Little Bit About Mike
A prolific Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, producer and recording artist, Mike Viola first came into the national spotlight as founder and frontman of the Candy Butchers. After 3 albums with Sony/RPM, Mike became known for not only creating music for award-winning films (“Get Him To The Greek,” “Walk Hard,” “That Thing You Do!”), but also writing and producing for other artists (Mandy Moore, Rachael Yamagata,Tim Christensen, Gin Wigmore, Karise Eden, New Politics, Matt Nathanson, Brett Dennen). Mike’s latest release is “Acousto De Perfecto”. It is a companion to 2011′s critically acclaimed “Electro De Perfecto”. These 2 LPs mark the beginning of his new start in Los Angeles. “Electro” is a classic POWER POP trio album featuring the drummer Victor Indrizzo (Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Beck) and bassist Sean Hurley (John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus). Electro was recorded fast and dirty in the studio with minimal overdubbing giving the record it’s inherent nastiness sonically, lyrically, and melodically. “Acousto De Perfecto” is Electro’s quiet counterpart. The Sunday morning after the dark Saturday night. Mike on acoustic guitar only, joined by Eric Summer and Kate Reddish on viola.
Fresh off his 4th Japanese tour in 5 years and recently producing and co-penning singles for Matt Nathanson (“Mission Bells”) and New Politics (“Harlem”), Mike has a brand new record currently in the works.