“He plays the piano with his feet. He shouts and howls. He is an unstoppable music force.” – Choose Chicago
Named a Local Artist of the Week in Feb 2020 by Nashville’s Lighting 100 FM, and finished in the Top 16 of their 2021 Music City Mayhem competition.
Added to the NSAI “One to Watch” list for April, 2021
Mike Maimone “goes from zero to a hundred quicker than most,” according to Daytrotter. But he’s proven to be more than just a sprinter. Since 2005 this tireless recording artist and performer has written and released 7 albums and 8 EPs on his own label, co-written 6 albums and many EPs and singles for other artists, and played keys on dozens of releases. He has also produced and mixed records that have gotten radio airplay including the single “Your Love,” by Mutts, and both “WORK” and “Garbougie” from his 2021 album, “Broke, Not Broken.”
While prolific in the studio, Maimone has also toured relentlessly, averaging over 100 tour dates each year with his band Mutts, as a solo artist, and as a keyboardist for Company of Thieves, Los Colognes, and others. He is an official Nord Keyboards artist and has showcased for them at NAMM.
Maimone moved to Nashville in December 2019 to pitch songs and co-write. He was named a Lighting 100 Local Artist of the Week in February 2020, and finished in the Top 16 of their Music City Mayhem competition in 2021. He was also noted as “One to Watch” by the Nashville Songwriting Association International.
His growing catalog of demos spans styles from muscular alt rock to delicate art pop. In his own words, Maimone says, “My songs are born from a life of contradictions.”
Now an out gay man, Maimone grew up in conservative rural Ohio where he had to hide his sexuality from family and friends. He was an all-state athlete in high school, while also active in music and visual arts. He graduated from business school and worked as an accountant, but quickly walked away from corporate America to be a full-time musician.
From these experiences Mike Maimone has published nearly 100 songs spanning a wide range of genre and themes. On one hand, “God, Country, Grave” appeared in the gritty adult show Banshee on HBO. On the other, “Let’s Go” was played in the “Friendly Confines” of Wrigley Field during the Cubs’ historic World Series run.
In the music industry, sprinters rise quickly and burn out fast. Maimone comes off initially as such; he belts out songs with such unbridled energy you’d expect him to crash at any moment. But as a performing songwriter who can also produce, record, and mix, he has all the tools necessary to continue his marathon career in music for decades to come.
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