Music





After receiving a B.S. degree in music performance from Western Michigan University in 1985, Mike Harvey moved to South Florida where he still lives and performs. 
Mike has been drum camp director at the University of Miami/Ellis Family Music summer music camp for the past 18 years.  Some of his most recent performances include three touring the world with Julio Iglesias, shows with legendary arranger Charlie Calello, Former Saturday Night Live Musical Director, Lew Del Gatto and Jazz Guitarist Gene Bertoncini, Leslie Uggams, Randy Brecker, Lesley Gore, Robert Klein, Don Rickles, Lena Horn, Arturo Sandoval, Shirley Jones, Tony Sandler, Greg Abate, Peter Graves, Sunrise Pops Orchestra, Miami Heat Pep band, Nester Torres. Othelo Monlineaux, Dana Paul and many others. He is currently performing with international Recording artist Ed Calle, and his own band “The Circle" featuring Rick Krive.  Mike has his own production co, and has done work for such artists as Philip Michael Thomas, Ernst Ranglin, Reggae legend Bob Andy, Gene Bristow and EFM artists Nancy Haywood and Kyle Bielfield.  Mike has recently recorded drums in his home studio for Dion Dimucci's Time/Warner cd release "Hereos". He just finished recording tracks for Englebert Humpedinck’s next release at ‘The Hit Factory” (Criteria Studios) in Miami, with renound producer Charlie Calello. Charlie is responsible for hits for such artist as Roberto Carlos, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Al Kooper, Bruce Springsteen, Laura Nyro, Barbra Streisand, Ray Charles, Bobby Vinton, Barry Manilow, Juice Newton, to name a few.

When not performing, you can find Mike working on some of the local television production crews either recording sound or working as a video assist technician.
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(Mike with Leslie Uggams Charlie Calello, Englebert Humperdinck, and Greg Abate)