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Mike Viola

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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, 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 (Ryan Adams, Matt Nathanson, New Politics, Fall Out Boy,  Brett Dennen, Mandy Moore, Rachael Yamagata, Tim Christensen, Gin Wigmore).

Mike’s latest release (summer 2012) is “Acousto De Perfecto”. It is a companion to 2011′s critically acclaimed “Electro De Perfecto”. Acousto De Perfecto” is Electro De Perfecto’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.“Electro De Perfecto” is a classic POWER POP trio album recorded fast and dirty in the studio with minimal overdubbing giving the record it’s inherent nastiness sonically, lyrically, and melodically. “

Fresh off producing and co-penning hit singles for Matt Nathanson (“Mission Bells”) and New Politics (“Harlem”),  Mike will be in the studio this summer making Ryan Adams’ new LP.  Plans for 2013 are to release a Mike Viola trading card set called GHOUL , including 24 songs.


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