Demi Lovato - United States
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Michael Reid first learnt by playing in church at an early age. His zealous interest in drums at such an early age propelled him to keep playing whenever he got a chance. He then joined the school band. Michael enjoyed it as it was one of his first experiences with playing in a band. These experiences influenced him to start dreaming of becoming a professional drummer one day. Within a short time, he began to perform in many venues nationally and internationally. Michael was always in the company of music. His skills began to get noticed by some music professionals and he soon ventured into a professional career at the age of sixteen.
Michael is beginning to make a name for himself in the world of music. He has traveled the world touring with various artist including, Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Jill Scott, Joe Jonas, Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D, Cece Winans, Donnie Mcclurkin, Hot Chelle Rae, Darin Atwater and Soulful Symphony, and a host of others. He has also made many television appearances including, The BET Awards, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, American Idol, Britain Got Talent, Michael and Kelly and Jimmy Kimmel. Along, with a number of session work projects both studio and live. In 2010, Michael helped formulate a fusion/inspirational band Elevation, which shows his versatility in various styles of music. Some of his influences have been Vinnie Colaiuta, Darrel Robinson and Brian Fraiser Moore.
His hope is to inspire and encourage others by offering motivational speeches and mentoring classes to aspiring drummers. His passion is to express his love for the art of music through the rhythmic sound of drums. His humble approach will continue to make room for his success. He desires to keep growing in the profession as he strives to create a lasting impression in the music industry.