Mike Maenza

Michael MaenzaMike Maenza – Born in Rochester, New York now living in Brooklyn, NYC. Mike has been playing the drums for over 25 years. He also sings and plays guitar.

Inspired by his drumming idols including Gene Krupa, Keith Moon, Bun E Carlos, John Bonham, Neil Peart, Tommy Aldridge, Tommy Lee, Scott Travis, Zoltan Chaney, Chip Ritter, etc. Michael Maenza

He’s a solid time keeper, with great groove, fluent in many styles of modern and classic drumming, with a flair for showmanship and over the top energy. Having been a working drummer the past 17 years in NYC speaks volumes.

Mike has traveled all over the U.S. and Europe. He’s performed and or recorded with some of the industries most successful artist’s including Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Brett Scallions of Fuel, Sebastian Bach of Skid Row, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Speech of Arrested Development, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Howard Jones, Martin Frye of ABC, Colin Hay of Men at Work, Bonnie Tyler, Rob Base, Daryl DMC McDanniels of Run DMC, Doug E Fresh, The Sugar Hill Gang,  Katrina of Katrina and The Waves, Taylor Dayne, Broadway stars Constantine Maroulis (American Idol/Rock of Ages) and Lena Hall (Hedwig & The Angry Inch).

He’s also an in demand session player with numerous credits on many jingles/commercials.
His quick learning skills and over all great work ethic have made him everyone’s favorite sub in the NYC club scene, sometimes filling with little or no notice.
Locally in NYC he’s performed with Jessie’s Girl ( The World’s Best 80’s Tribute Show), Sweet Cyanide, The Deafening, Queen V and the NY All-Stars, The Rock Star Karaoke Band, The Arlene’s Grocery Karaoke band, KUNG Foo Karaoke, Cathy Cervenka, The Drew Blood, The Dead Stars On Hollywood, Militia, The X’s, Saccharine, Shiny Mamma, The Smashup, Michael T, Mark Castrillon, John Gaenzler, The Hired Killers, The Brass Knuckle Evangelists, Jonny Couch, Paul Maged and Midnight Crisis.

Michael Maenza