Michael Hughes - Drums
I’ve been playing drums since the young age of 5. I’ve played in several bands along the way, such as my first band ever formed out of the Jr. high school music class called “The All* Rite Band”. Then on to a second band out of music class at the same school called “Epitaph” (we were a li’l dark trying to find ourselves). I also played for my dad’s country & western band called “Ben Hughes and the Ramblin’ Men”, which made a record; the songs were “Big, Big Favor” and “I’d like to try”. From that I got to play with some other country artist such as “Southern Express”, “U.S. Country”, “Mom Miller and the Boys”, “Neighbors Complaint” (original band), which I still play with from time to time - we actually opened a show in 1986 for “The Chimes”, their hit “Once in a while” and “The Boxtops”, their hit “The letter”. I also played with “Rusty Dogs”, a country rock band, and played with Beats Workin’; a band playing “classic rock, country, pop.
Now playing With Lyle Holdahl And his Live projeck called Fire Monkey, and we will be touring very soon, Thanks to the folks at AFTON and IAC.
Some of my favorite drummers, both living and dead, are Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Alan White (Yes), Neil Peart (Rush), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Carl Palmer (E.L.P.), Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Joe Vitale, Ron Grinel, Russ Kunkle, all who played drums with Joe Walsh on the album “SO WHAT” (love that album!) and there are way to many more to mention…but you get the idea.
Equipment: DW drums (Drum Workshop) DW stands and other misc stands, Zildjian/Sabian cymbals and a Wuhan china cymbal.
Profession: Own a 3rd Generation Pest Control Company
Hobbies: Music (of course) Boating, Drawing and Painting, Camping…etc.
Residing: Jenkintown, Pa.