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Mike Catone



My love for the instrument started when I was 3 years old. My older brother had a 1956 Ludwig jazz kit that when he was not at home, I would sneak up behind the drums and try to play anything by standing (had to......could not reach anything by sitting!!!). As I grew older and listened to all kinds of music, I started to understand when and where to play fills, or where the song was going to help create the mood of the song, etc.. By the age of 12, I was playing with some school friends that were easily a few years older than me, and started to play gigs locally in Rochester, NY. It was then I realized that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. During High School, I was already playing gigs 4-6 times a month, and then it became 3-4 times a week after high school AND working 40 hours a week at a daytime job!!! Life was good at 18!!! The 3-4 times a week became sometimes a Friday AND a Saturday gig....to only playing 3 times a month....the music scene in Rochester was quickly decaying. So, the wife and I started a family after getting married in 1997 and I still played whenever I could.

Charyl and I have been married now for 14 years and have three beautiful children. Madison, Ryan, and Nicholas. Charyl took a job opportunity in Tampa, FL in 2005. So we moved to Tampa and lived there for 4 years. I met Gary Schutt, a Berkley graduate guitarist and started a rock cover band called Category 3. As the band grew more in the Tampa area I had a calling to go to Nashville to further my career.

I have been living in Nashville now since June of 2009. I am always upbeat and positive about everything I play and who I play with. Be your best and at your best is what I strive for every time I sit behind the kit. I also pride myself on my versatility to be able to play whatever is thrown at me in the most musical way possible. I can and will perform for any artist that will have me. I currently perform/tour/record for Nashville Recording Artist Duo Steel Magnolia. I have also toured with Jamie O'Neal, Glen Templeton, Richie Scholl and Trevor Finlay since moving to Nashville. When I am in town, you can find me on Lower Broadway with theses Artists or doing fill-in work on occasion.




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