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QUOTES

"Mika's talent is rivaled only by his energy and joy - he is one of the most skilled and driven drummers we have ever played with and a beacon of positivity and happiness when not playing!"

KARMIN


"Mika is a great drummer to represent his new generation of drummers. As a teacher and player his passion reassures you that the digital world will never keep talent from coming through"

Don Lombardi (President of DW Drums and Drum Channel


"An amazingly versatile and talented drummer. Mika fineo brings it all”"

Richard Patrick (lead singer of Filter)


"Mika truly exemplifies the word Professional in every sense!….my only regret about him, is that I didn’t render his killer pocket SOONER! His musical sensibilities, knowledge, experience, and friendly nature make him a unique asset to our band, and I’d play with him ANYwhere, ANYtime moving forward"

Elliott Yamin (American Idol)


"I’ve been fortunate enough to share the stage with Mika Fineo on many occasions over the past few years. I’m even more fortunate to call him a friend. Mika’s the kind of rarity where incredible talent meets kindness and humility. The skill, groove, musicality, taste, and pocket that Mika brings to the band is only overshadowed by his grace and character off-stage. He IS the support system and energy that every band wants to have driving the groove. He is the friend and professional you want with you as you go thru life. I’m a fan of Mika."

Dan Lutz (Celebrated Bass/Musical Director/Session Great

ACTORS & ARTISTS

Karmin

Filter

Snoop Dogg

Elliott Yamin (American Idol)

Blake Lewis (American Idol)

Puddle of Mudd

Carmen Electra

Frankie Ballard

Clare Dunn

Mark Ballas (Dancing With The Stars, Singer)

Tony Bruno (Musical Director/Guitarist/Writer/Producer/Arranger – Danger Danger, Billy Joel, Enrique Iglesias, Joan Jett & the Black Hearts, Kathie Lee, Taylor Dayne, Anastacia and Rihanna)

Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale (drummer – 1996 to 2006) (Ranked one of the largest evangelical churches in the United States)

OASIS Church Los Angeles (drummer – 2008 to current)

Kevin "Kevmo" Hastings (Musical Director/Keyboards for Rihanna, Jay-Z, EMINEM, Lady Gaga, Fall Out Boy)

Brett Scallions (Lead Vocalist for FUEL)

Robert Patrick (Actor – Terminator 2, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Die Hard 2, The Unit)

Mathai (Season 2 Finalist on The Voice for Team Adam)

Rhea Bailey (Actress, Singer)

Dez Duron (Season 2 The Voice)

Alex Band (Singer for THE CALLING)

Josh Abraham (Producer for Limp Bizkit, Staind, Korn, Orgy, Linkin Park, Velvet Revolver, Weezer, Pink, 30 Seconds to Mars,Billy Idol, Michelle Branch, Courtney Love, Alkaline Trio)

Bob Marlette (Producer for Quiet Riot, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Saliva, Tony Iommi, Shinedown, Seether, Ozzy Osbourne, Hanson)

Benny Faccone (10 Time Grammy Award Winning Mixer/Engineer/Producer – Michael Jackson, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Rickey Martin, Santana, Barbra Streisand)

Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers (Producers/Songwriters for, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, 98 Degrees, Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, Kelly Clarkson, Rod Stewart, ‘N Sync, Dave Koz, Donny Osmond, Cheryl Lynn, Stephanie Mills, Jennifer Holiday)

John King of The Dust Brothers (Producer for The Beastie Boys, Beck, Medeski Martin & Wood, Garbage, Tenacious D)

Dave Schiffman (Producer/Engineer for Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, Anti-Flag, System of a Down, Jimmy Eat World, Audioslave, Johnny Cash, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morrisette, Mars Volta)

John 5 (Guitarist/Writer for Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Avril Lavigne, David Lee Roth, Loser, Garbage, Scorpions)

Brett Hestla (Singer/Producer for Dark New Day, Virgos Merlot, Creed)

Dan Lutz (Bass – Session Great/Musical Director)

Rae Dileo (Producer/Programmer for Filter, Veruca Salt, Grandmaster Flash, Army of Anyone)

Red Skeleton (Geffen Records)

David Das (Celebrated Film/Televsion Musical Compser)

Jermain Stegall (Celebrated Film/Televsion Composer)

DISCOGRAPHY

DW's "EDGE Magazine" (Issue 13) 2016

Five page interview for "Heads Up" section

KARMIN - TWIZZLERS (BRAND) NATIONAL TV COMMERCIAL

drum recordings for commercial musical score/song

LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS (TV)

Live Performance (drums) with KARMIN for the single “I WANT IT ALL

GOOD MORNING AMERICA (TV)

Live Performance (drums) with KARMIN for the single “I WANT IT ALL

THE QUEEN LATIFAH SHOW (TV)

Live Performance (drums) with KARMIN for the single “I WANT IT ALL

LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL (TV)

Live Performance (drums) with KARMIN for the single “I WANT IT ALL

VH1 BIG MORNING BUZZ (TV)

Live Performance (drums) with KARMIN for the single “I WANT IT ALL

THE GREAT GATSBY (film) Soundtrack

Filter – Drums Recording Performance for the song HAPPY TOGETHER

Jimmy Kimmel Live (TV)

Live Performance (drums) with KARMIN

Jimmy Kimmel Live (TV)

Live Performance (drums) with Filter

3 on CBS” (TV)

Self, Live Performance and Interview

Modern Drummer Magazine

(Gearing Up) March Centerfold Spread/Magazine Interview

DRUM Magazine and MODERN DRUMMER Magazine

(Press Campaign) Centerfold for DW PDP Concept Series Drums

Modern Drummer Magazine

(Press Campaign) for DW Drums

Drum Channel

www.drumchannel.com (ONLINE TV) Live Performances

Filter

major album release “The Trouble with Angels” (ROCKET SCIENCE RECORDS) All Drums, Co-Songwriter

Lopez Tonight” (TV)

Live Performance (drums) with Filter

The Bachelor Pad (TV)

Live Performance (drums) at The Greek Theater with musical group The Calling

Filter

No Love (Music Video) (drums) MTV/FUSE/101/Palladium

Filter

The Inevitable Relapse (Music Video) (drums) MTV/FUSE/101/Palladium

WGN Daily News (TV)

Live Performance (Drums) with Filter

2012 (film) Soundtrack

Filter – Drums Recording Performance for the song “Fades Like a Photograph"

Stepfather (film) Soundtrack

Filter – Drums Recording Performance for the song “Happy Together"

Filter

Major Album Release “The Very Best Things” (RHINO RECORDS), Drums, Co-Songwriter

NBC News (TV)

Interview with Filter/Mika FIneo

Filter

Live in Concert DVD – Drums

MTV/MTV2 News (TV)

Interview with Filter/Mika Fineo

MTV Rock Am Ring Concert (TV)

Live Performance (drums) and Interview with Filter/Mika Fineo

Filter

Soldiers of Misfortune (Music Video) (drums) MTV/FUSE/101/Palladium

Red Skeleton (GEFFEN RECORDS)

Self Titled Album – All Drums, Keyboards, Co-Songwriter, Member