Mike Viola

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Mike Viola

Mike Viola is best known as singer, songwriter and musical architect of the Candy Butchers, a highly regarded indie pop-rock band from New York that recorded three critically acclaimed albums for Sony, including 2003’s fan favorite Hang on Mike. Viola’s film work began a decade ago as the co-producer and lead singer of the title track “That Thing You Do!,” which went on to earn an Oscar® nomination for Best Original Song. The latest Jake Kasdan/Judd Apatow film, Walk Hard starring John C. Reilly, features songs written by Mike. A spoof on the Hollywood music biopic, Walk Hard is a perfect playground for Viola’s subversive, witty lyrics and catchy-pop expertise. Walk Hard opens in theatres nationwide on December 21. An independent artist since 2005, Viola released an album of new songs on his own label, Good Morning Monkey Records. Recorded in LA live at Largo, Just Before Dark showcases Mike's sharp abilities as a live performer. Once available on his website, mikeviola.com, the vinyl-only album sold out in three months. His new album Lurch is alive with the classic-pop euphoria and vivid storybook imagery that Viola’s fans have come to treasure. Currently available on his website, Lurch will be distributed worldwide 2008. In February 2008, Mike Viola brings his energetic presence, spontaneous antics, and a host of surprise guests to Joe’s Pub in New York City, where he will be in residence every Friday night at 11:30pm.

Singles
Song
LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND with Tracey Bonham Fine Favorite License Buy
Change Favorite License Buy
Happiest Day Favorite License Buy


Lurch
Song
279 East 10th Street Favorite License Buy
Girly Worm Favorite License Buy
All Bent Out Of Shape Favorite License Buy
That Part Of Me Is Dead Favorite License Buy
It Comes In Waves Favorite License Buy
Good Ideas Grow On Trees Favorite License Buy
You're Alright But You Never Admit When You're Wrong Favorite License Buy
When I Hold You In My Arms Favorite License Buy
Dangerously Close Favorite License Buy
Snowman In Tompkins Park Favorite License Buy
The Strawberry Blonde Favorite License Buy
Maybe, Maybe Not Favorite License Buy


Just Before Dark
Song
Hair Of The Dog Favorite License Buy
Sandi Bright Favorite License Buy
Number Crunch Favorite License Buy
Sound Of My Own Voice Favorite License Buy
Sun Drenched Favorite License Buy
A Way To Say Goodbye Favorite License Buy
Clusterfuck Favorite License Buy
Rowing Song Favorite License Buy
Just Before Dark Favorite License Buy


Acousto De Perfecto
Song
Secret Radio Favorite License Buy
El Mundo De Perfecto Favorite License Buy
I'm Your Dog Favorite License Buy
Hair Of The Dog Favorite License Buy
Thing In C Favorite License Buy
Soundtrack Of My Summer Favorite License Buy
Date Night Favorite License Buy
Tony Leather Tips Favorite License Buy
Happy and Normal Favorite License Buy
Primary Care Giver Favorite License Buy
Closet Cutter Favorite License Buy


Electro de Perfecto
Song
Favorite License Buy
Columbus Day Parade Favorite License Buy
Get You Back Favorite License Buy
El Mundo De Perfecto Favorite License Buy
Soundtrack Of My Summer Favorite License Buy
Closet Clutter Favorite License Buy
Field of Guns N Roses Favorite License Buy
Me and My Drinking Favorite License Buy
Here's The Rub Favorite License Buy
Inside Out Favorite License Buy
When The Stars Are Favorite License Buy