Mike Avenaim (US)
Paiste Artist Since Feb 2012
15" 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat
20" 2002 Medium
24" 2002 Big Ride
22" 2002 Crash
20" Twenty Custom Collection Full Crash
Hailing from Sydney, Australia and now residing in Los Angeles, Mike has quickly made a name for himself through his ability to perform in any musical situation. Whether it be in the studio or on stage, his experience as a drummer, musical director and multi-instrumentalist have taken him to Europe, Asia, South America, North America and Australia. Artists with whom he he has worked include: Emblem3 (SyCo Records), Troy Harley (Dream Merchant 21), Colby O' Donis (Grammy Award Winner), Rai Thistlethwayte/Sun Rai (Thirsty Merc), Reece Mastin (X-Factor Winner - Sony Music Australia), Casey Donovan (Australian Idol), Danielle Blakey (2011 NA2R Winner) amongst many others.
From an early age, Mike began studying classical percussion and ranked in several national classical competitions. As a teenager his love for the drum set took over and as his education continued, he was granted a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Music where he majored in contemporary performance and Jazz. In 2009 Mike signed with the band Porcelain (Universal/Motown) and in 2010 he won the Australian Billy Hyde Drummers Playoff. Shortly after this, he decided to re-locate to the USA and focus on being a Studio and Touring Musician. Since being in America, he has appeared on such shows as: Good Morning America, The View and The Arsenio Hall Show.
Mike recently composed, recorded and produced songs for feature films Yesterday was a Lie and Center Stage 2 - Turn It Up, as well as a theme for Fox Sports and U.S. national radio campaigns for Outback Steakhouse. He is currently working on music for the upcoming film R.U.R.: Genesis.
Mike is currently touring with Emblem3.
(ABC) Good Morning America - Emblem3 – USA
(ABC) The View - Emblem3 – USA
(KTLA) The Arsenio Hall Show - Emblem3 – USA
(FullOnDrums.com Webisode) - Groovin'w/Mike Avenaim – USA
(MTV) Nokia Be Heard - KisTone – Australia
(Network 10) Rove Live - Himself – Australia
(Network 9) Hey Hey It's Saturday - Porcelain – Australia
(Network 7) The Morning Show - Casey Donovan – Australia
(Network 7) The Morning Show - Jordan Millar and The Question – Australia
(SBS) Message Stick - Casey Donovan – Australia