Michael Licata (US)
#Rhino Bucket, Jermaine Stewart, Bang Tango
Paiste Artist Since Sep 1987
20" Signature Full Crash
22" Signature Full Ride
20" Signature Power Crash
14" Signature Sound Edge Hi-Hat
Michael Licata has been a force in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. As a drummer, writer, producer and musical director, he has been involved and responsible for multi-million dollar projects for major recording artists including Chris Brown, Ricky Martin, Ringo Starr, Rodney Jerkins, Jermaine Stewart, Lil' Wayne, T-Pain, Savage Garden, Rihanna, Bang Tango and many others.
Has been onstage in "jam sessions" with John Corabi (Motley Crue), Dizzy Reed (Guns and Roses), Prescott Niles (The Knack), Matthew Nelson (Nelson), Howie Simon (Alcatrazz), and most recently with legendary guitarist Albert Lee.
Michael has performed in internationally recognized music videos, on prestigious concert stages and has been awarded 12 Gold/Platinum records. Licata's drumming style is often compared to Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Kenny Aronoff (session great) or Phil Rudd (AC/DC).
Michael Licata proudly plays, endorses, and recommends PAISTE CYMBALS. He is also currently a member of 80's pop band BOYS DON'T CRY (upcoming January 2010 US tour planned) and Nashville's RYDIN' SHOTGUN. CD and live appearances coming soon.
In 2008, Michael created, produced and secured financing for "H2Overdrive", a thrilling reality series/docu-drama surrounding the lives of the world’s most dangerous sport: offshore powerboat racing. H2Overdrive has received accolades as an outstanding network project and will announce US distribution soon.
Licata Productions Inc. recently launched in 2009 with 4 feature films, 2 television shows and various music projects all in development/production.