Name: Mike Harshaw
Date of birth: June 4th, 1988
Currently residing in: Beamsville, Ontario, Canada
Gear: Yamaha Drums, Los Cabos Drumsticks, Remo Drumheads, Paiste Cymbals
Musical Influences: My Father, My Mother, Bryan James Crook Mike Portnoy and Dream Theater, Nick Menza and Megadeth, Nick Mason and Pink Floyd
Bands: Megadeth, Dream Theater, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Metallica, In Flames, 3
Inches of Blood, Into Eternity
Albums: Dream Theater - Train of Thought/Scenes from a Memory, Megadeth - Rust in Peace, Pink Floyd - The Wall/Dark Side of the Moon, Iron Maiden - Powerslave,
Metallica - …And Justice for All
Musicians: Mike Portnoy, Nick Menza, Chris Adler, Gene Hoglan, Bryan James Crook,Jon Tuyp, Brendan Scott, Josh Coulter, Pat Kelly.
Phear song: Bosh Machine…that’s a song right?
Member of Phear: Seriously? Vinnie I guess lol.
Books: Modern Drummer Magazines haha.
TV Shows: Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Walking Dead, The Office, Anything Star Wars
Movies: Star Wars, Terminator, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Alien movies, Wayne’s World, Saving Private Ryan, Die Hard
Other Hobbies: Family/Friends, Hockey
Most memorable musical experience(s): Playing Wacken in 2013 and 2015
Most memorable concert(s): Probably Wacken 2013/2015…also Dream Theater’s Train of Thought tour at Massey Hall.
Why I love what I do?: I love playing music because of it’s power to make you feel. The way you are able to create music and give that feeling to others is unmatched for me.
The best feeling in the world is playing a live show and feeling that connection of the power of music.
Anything else to add?: “Do or do not….there is no try.