C.E.O - Mike Maye
MAYE I ASK??
How long have you been making music?
I was 6 when I started playing drums, but I have come from a long line of musicians. My father was a touring drummer, my mother played piano, and my grand father was an upright bass player in a jazz trio. Music is in my blood!
What was the first concert you ever went to?
First "concert" I went to see (HED) p.e. at the House of Blues in Anaheim when I was 17 with a band I had been session drumming in. Changed the way I see music! Shouts to Jahred for being down, and always keeping it real!
What gear do you use?
I love Ludwig drums. All my gear is vintage. Youngest snare I have is from '61! Shouts to Remo Drum heads, Vic Firth Drumsticks, and my family at TRX Cymbals!! Much love!
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
I loved anything with aggressive pocket and groove. I loved Incubus, Primus, HED, System of a Down, to name a few. Always a toss between which of those bands would be in my CD player, but it was always between them! Also loved the ROOTS, N.E.R.D. and a few other live instrument supported hip hop acts. Rage Against The Machine was up there too!
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
All of my professional musician friends! The people I toured with! Shouts to N.E.R.D. Eminem, Lil Wayne, and Kanye's touring bands! Family!
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to?
Well, don't think I've reached that yet. See what I did there?
Recording Institute of Technology
International tour with N*E*R*D 2009-2010
Frequent work at all major television shows, and sets including:
Major stages he supported (Las Vegas)