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Mike Cook

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Mike Cook (aka Michael Louis) is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and recording artist.  Drums were his first instrument which he began playing at 9 years old, after falling in love with the Canadian rock trio, Rush.  He specializes in jamming/performance – geared lessons as he often plays other instruments to get his students used to playing with other musicians.  Michael has released 5 albums and 3 EPs of his own music, along with a catalog of co-writes with other artists.  He was previously signed to Wave Records (Brazil), Nowhere Now Records, Cleopatra Records, and has also self-released music under his own label, Boro Vamp Records.  His music can also be found on various Gothic Rock compilations and playlists.  

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Liam Hickey

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Liam Hickey is a Nashville-based professional drummer, teacher, entrepreneur and musician. Though he has been playing percussion since a very young age, Liam has only been playing drum set since the age of 13. He moved to the Greater Nashville Area to study Jazz Percussion at Middle Tennessee State University in 2017 and has since made Tennessee his home. Liam has been teaching percussion for over five years and began teaching at Ridenour in 2020. Liam performs at a multitude of different venues in styles such as rap, jazz, funk, rock, classical, folk, country, R&B, christian contemporary, and gospel. He also regularly plays in musical theater orchestra pits. Liam has played and subbed for over 25 different shows including Spring Awakening, Million Dollar Quartet, 9 to 5, Kiss Me Kate, La Cage Aux Folles, and many others. You can get in touch with Liam at his website,

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