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  • Performing with Firebelly in Memphis, Tennessee
     
      
  • (Photo By Sarah Mercer) With The Albert Kaprielian Trio
     
      
  • Performing at The 2010 Ottawa international Jazz Festival
     
      
  • Performing With Howie and Bert on The Edge Comedy Jugglers
     
      
  • Performing at The Centurian Center
     
      
  • With Paul Warren (Photo By Cherish The Moment Photography)
     
      
  • Working in a Showband for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
     
      
  • At a Gig
     
      
  • With Alicia Borisonik and the Argentinian Project
     
      
  • Performing in Lakewood, New Jersey
     
      
  • Gig- RBC Royal Bank Ottawa Bluesfest 2014 (Photo By Sean Sisk)
     
      
  • At a Gig
     
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  • At The Drums
     
      
  • At a Gig
     
      
  • 2008 Ottawa International Jazz Festival with Alicia Borisonik
     
      
  • Interview- 2008 London, Ontario Sunfest With Alicia Borisonik
     
      
  • Performing in Memphis, Tennessee
     
      
  • Performing at Kaffe 1870
     
      
  • Meeting World Class Musician and Drummer Johnny Rabb
     
      
  • Playing a Couple Tunes with A Reggae Band in Jamaica
     
      
  • Photo By VanBeek
     
      
  • Photo By Don Baragar
     
      
  • More Drumming
     
      
  • Gig at RBC Royal Bank Ottawa Bluesfest 2013 With Firebelly
     
      
  • Photo By Richard Tippins
     
      
  • Performing w/Billy Richards' Coasters (Billy Richards Not There)
     
      
  • Photo By Claude Brazeau
     
      
  • Photo By Sean Sisk
     
      
  • Performing at The 2010 Ottawa International Jazz Festival
     
      
  • Performing in Bemus Point, New York
     
      
  • At a Gig
     
      
  • Photo By VanBeek
     
      
  • Performing at The Ottawa International Jazz Festival
     
      
  • Performing in Memphis, Tennessee With Firebelly
     
      
  • Photo By Sean Sisk
     
      
  • Photo By Claude Brazeau
     
      
  • On Tour (Iqaluit, Nunavut)
     
      
  • Performing With Billy Richards' Coasters
     
      
  • Performing Music for Comedian Ralph Harris's Show
     
      
  • Playing With Bill Pinkney's Original Drifters & Tony Williams
     
      
  • Photo By Claude Brazeau
     
      
  • Performing at Kaffe 1870
     
      
  • Photo By Claude Brazeau
     
      
  • Photo By Don Baragar
     
      
  • Playing Main Stage at the 2009 Ottawa Blues Fest with Jeff Rogers
     
      

Mike McNeil holds a bachelors degree in music from Carleton University and is a full time professional performing/recording musician based out of Ottawa, Canada. He has toured Canada and The U.S.A. as a professional musician, worked as a cruise ship show band musician, worked as a graduation recital adjudicator for the Carleton University Music Program and since becoming a full time musician in 2007, has performed on over 1000 gigs/recordings in a wide range of musical styles both locally and abroad at major music festivals, concert halls, event centers, special events, weddings, restaurants and more. Mike has performed live with many artists including Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters, Billy Richards’ Coasters, Melisa Pash (Canadian Aboriginal Music Award Winner), Steve Marriner (Juno Award Winner), Cory Mervin Coons (Winner of the 2014 Producers Choice Award for Studio Album of the Year by the Los Angeles Music Awards), Stéphanie St-Jean (2016 Winner of La Voix/The Voice Canada), Boom Desjardins (Juno Award Nominee and Lead Singer for La Chicane), Neil McDaniel (East Coast Music Awards Nominee), Etienne Drapeau (Top 10 Finalist on “Star Académie”), Christian Marc Gendron (Roch Voisine) and Marie-Ève Fournier (La Voix/The Voice Canada Season 2). His education includes studying with world class drummers Paul Delong (Juno Award Winner), Mark Kelso (who has worked with Herbie Hancock, James Taylor amongst others) and Chuck R. Burrows (world class drum set instructor) as well as other instructors. As a reliable musician with a great professional track record, Mike always strives to do his part to  help make music that a group can be proud of in a positive atmosphere with other musicians/artists. He is always interested in meeting and making music with other artists in many different styles (original music as well as cover/tribute).

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