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

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 (from 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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