Mike Viola

Mike Viola

  • Indie
  • Indie Rock
  • Singer/Songwriter

Mike Viola is a producer, musician, songwriter and singer. Decades into his career, Viola is cranking out more music than ever including the fan favorites; The American Egypt from 2019 and Godmuffin from 2021. His music continues to resonate with and inspire new generations of musicians and music lovers.

Viola may be best known for his work with Panic! at the Disco, Andrew Bird, Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis and Mandy Moore, but his solo career stands on its own starting with the acclaimed records as the leader of New York based cult favorite Candy Butchers and 7 critically adored Mike Viola records. His original music has been featured on soundtracks for movies such as That Thing You Do!, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Get Him to the Greek.

A new album, Paul McCarthy, will be released in 2023 on Good Morning Monkey/Grand Phony in the US, Lojinx in Europe and SONY Japan.

Paul McCarthy was recorded over the summer of 2022 on 1/2” tape at “Barebones” Viola’s home studio in Los Angeles. Joined by his friends Jake Sinclair on bass and Brendon Urie on drums. Viola says, “I set out to make a sonic monster using the legs of James Gang Rides Again, the heart of Black Sabbath Paranoid, with my kid brain inside my greying middle aged head on top. I’ve hit a point in my life where instinct has taken the reigns fully, logic now waits in the wings to sweep up the stage and pay the taxi fare home. This album is the result of committing to this path fully and laughing all the way.

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