Mike “Machine” Mallais is a world-class drummer, multi-instrumentalist, and teacher from Miramichi, New Brunswick. He started playing drums at the age of 2 on a Sears catalogue drum set called “Silver Steel”, and by the age of 5, he had his first real adult sized drum kit and discovered his passion for rock and heavy metal music. He began mastering the drum techniques of bands like Iron Maiden, Ozzy, and Metallica, and developed his own style and speed.
Mike is famously known for being the “Undefeated World Champion of Double Bass Single Stroke Speed” with “WFD” (Worlds Fastest Drummer), a competition that measures the number of strokes a drummer can play in a given time. Mike holds (3) single stroke world records, 1 minute – 1034, 5 minutes – 4,595 and 15 minutes – 13,309 which he achieved in 2007.
Mike has played with numerous bands and artists across various genres and has performed live shows all over Canada. He has also recorded on several albums and appeared on TV and radio stations such as CBC, CTV, ATV, APTN, MTV, and more. Some of his notable collaborations include George Paul and the Red Ochre Band, Craig Moritz, Black Frost, The Garrett band and Rockabilly Rednecks to name a few. He also has his own recording studio where he produces his own music.
Mike is not only a performer, but also a pro teacher and a mentor. He has taught over 1,000 students of all ages and levels, both in person and online. He is listed as one of Dom Famularo’s Top Drum Teachers Worldwide in Modern Drummer magazine. He has made a few appearances on Drumeo and other online drumming outlets.
Mike is a fully endorsed performer/teacher/clinician/tech by several drumming brands and companies.
He proudly uses and recommends all products from Yamaha drums, hardware and DTX electronics, Sabian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Headhunter signature model Drumsticks, Trigmic kick triggers, Kellyshu mic system, Gonbops percussion, Trick bassdrum pedals, Sweetspot custom toppers, Canopus accessories.
Mike is currently living in Vancouver, BC and is always eager and willing to work and make the magic known as music. He is available for live performances, studio recordings, online lessons, clinics, workshops, and more. If you are interested in hiring him or learning from him, please contact him today via phone/text/email at (778)-987-6453 or XMIKEMACHINEX@GMAIL.COM to learn more about him and his services.