Mike Brennan, drummer and songwriter

Added on by Robert Willey.

Kim Weber reporting on Mike Brennan on 6-11-2016 via email and phone

  • What is your occupation?
    • Drummer and songwriter 
  • How did you get started?
    • When I was 16 I started up a metal band with a friend from work, that lead me to the rest of the local music scene where I bounced around a few different bands. 
  • What services do you offer?
    • We can be booked for whatever show you want us to play if you pay our guarantee. We change the guarantee based off of how far we have to travel for the show. 
  • What are your clients typically looking for?
    • A band to put on a show that has high energy and brings in a large crowd. 
  • What skills are required for you to do your job?
    • Be a talented musician and know how to transport/set up a drum set and merchandise.
  • What do you like about the business?
    • Playing music with friends live has always been the best feeling ever. 
  • What do you find most challenging?
    • Getting to the show/setting up at the show.
  • What’s the biggest change you've seen in the business in the  last 5 years?
    •  The main genre of the local music scene has changed drastically. 
  • What are your plans for next year?
    • Two of us have moved out of town, but we are still looking to write another album and record it if/when we’re all back in Indiana.
  • What opportunities do you see in Indiana?
    • A large but loyal music scene of fans. 
  • Any advice to people considering going into the music and entertainment business? Find the right people to start the band and give it your all. Don’t get discouraged after bad sets or frustrating things that come with being in a band.