Mike Miller currently endorses the following companies:
Los Cabos Drumsticks
Chicago Custom Percussion
Future Sonics In-Ear Monitors
Ahead Armor Cases
Great music is something Mike Miller has been raised around since he was old enough to remember. As a young child, Mike picked up the drumsticks and started banging away. After being diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at the age of 5, He knew that he was going to have to work harder than anyone else and prove many people wrong in their expectations of Mike. Growing up in beautiful Northern California was such a blessing in disguise. It made me realize that as much as I had against me, there were so many more people that had life much worse. Through years of constant hard work, and having huge support from a musical family, he started developing his talents more and more with an understanding of music and arrangement. Through music studies and constant practice, He developed his passions more and more. Having first playing in public at the age of 11, Mike realized that he loved playing for crowds and making a performance. I went to so many great concerts as a young kid, and what made them great was everyone on stage doing their part, says Miller. As one team they blew the crowds away. Just seeing the non-selfish performances really sunk in deep and helped me to develop my sense of teamwork. As Mike grew older, he started writing music, producing bands, and playing in more and more groups. He also started doing session work with many musicians, and stayed busy in the music scene networking himself as a fun person to work with. Through all that work He received sponsors from different companies. After living in Southern California for a while, opportunities started to arise, and continue to arise today. "It is such a difficult business. You need to always find a reason to keep going when you get knocked down. I believe I have learned to do that." After touring everywhere, and having the chance to perform with some of the musical greats, Mike has gained a new work ethic and respect of the many great musicians who have laid the path before him. He has made many amazing friends and family in the music industry that have always been eager to encourage him. He practices hours a day as a musician but also as a businessman working hard to let his passions and talents shine through. "As much as people expect me to only know newer artists, my favorites are all from before my time. You look at artists like Tower of Power, Chicago, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Police, Steely Dan, James Brown, and so many other classic groups. I could talk about so many artists for hours. I cant help but love their passion and I realize how much I'm influenced by them, even if I'm playing a completely different style of music." Mike has been very fortunate to experience so much so early in his life. He credits experiencing the road and being able to experience so many areas around the country for his strength as a performer. He graduated from the Berklee College of Music with his degree in Music Business in 2005. As a person, it is Mikes faith in God that has made him who he is as a person today. As he continues to strive to become a great musician, he still knows that he has to stay grounded in the beliefs and passions that have got him where he is today.