A prolific Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, producer and recording artist, Mike Viola first came into the national spotlight as founder and frontman of the Candy Butchers. After 3 albums with Sony, Mike became known for not only creating music for award-winning films (“Get Him To The Greek,” “Walk Hard,” “That Thing You Do!”), but also writing and producing for other artists (Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis, Andrew McMahon, Matt Nathanson, New Politics, Fall Out Boy, Brett Dennen, Mandy Moore, Rachael Yamagata, Tim Christensen, Gin Wigmore).
Mike’s latest release (summer 2012) is “Acousto De Perfecto”. It is a companion to 2011′s critically acclaimed “Electro De Perfecto”. Acousto De Perfecto” is Electro De Perfecto’s quiet counterpart. The Sunday morning after the dark Saturday night. Mike on acoustic guitar only, joined by Eric Summer and Kate Reddish on viola.“Electro De Perfecto” is a classic POWER POP trio album recorded fast and dirty in the studio with minimal overdubbing giving the record it’s inherent nastiness sonically, lyrically, and melodically. “
Fresh off producing and co-penning hit singles for Matt Nathanson (“Mission Bells”) and New Politics (“Harlem”), Mike spent last winter and spring in the studio working on new records for Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis, Andrew McMahon, and Jill Sobule all of which will be released summer/fall 2014.