Mike Sleath

Drummer, Percussionist

4 Reviews (4 Verified)
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With over 20 years experience, Mike brings creativity, great feel, and unmatched energy to any recording. He can record drums using midi which allows you to upload your own samples to his playing, or acoustic drums and percussion. Mike has professional instruments and an array of different percussion to cater to your sound, and your project.

Mike Sleath is a drummer and percussionist, who’s energy, creativity and style has seen him perform all over the world on some of the biggest stages. After spending over a decade globe trotting with an array of different established artists, Mike has found a home in the last 5 years as the full time touring drummer for Grammy nominated artist, Shawn Mendes.

“Deftly backing Mendes on the road is Mike Sleath, whose powerful energy has driven the singer’s live show since 2015.” Modern Drummer Nov. 2019

Having performed with many artists including John Mayer, Miley Cyrus, Camila Cabello, Khalid and Zedd to name a few, Mike has made a name for himself on the world stage. Mike has been featured in The Modern Drummer, Rolling Stone, Drumeo, Canadian Musician and many interviews and music podcasts.

Notably, Mike has brought his passion and enthusiasm to performances at the Grammy’s, VMA’s, SNL, AMA’s, Ellen, Jimmy Fallon, James Corden, Rock In Rio as well as legendary venues Wembley Stadium, The Royal Albert Hall, and Madison Square Garden.

Mike has performed on record for the rock remix of Katy Perry’s smash hit “I Kissed a Girl” as well as Shawn Mendes’ releases “MTV Unplugged”, “Live at Madison Square Garden”, and Wonder (Deluxe).

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AllMusic verified credits for Mike Sleath
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Shawn Mendes

4 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by David J.

    Mike is super professional and receptive to notes and changes. Love working with him every time.

  2. Review by David J

    mike is amazing. his work perfectly presented my vision! super professional

  3. Review by David J.

    Pleasure to work with Mike again, so professional and creative!!

  4. Review by David J

    Mike is a talent. He has such amazing ear and musical instinct. It was my pleasure working with him and he is extremely understanding with my vision. I cannot thank him enough and I am grateful to have him on my project.

Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl (Rock Remix)

I was the drummer in this production

Terms Of Service

Approximately 1-2 days turn around time. Revisions within reason! Rates can be negotiated!

GenresSounds Like
  • Shawn Mendes
  • John Mayer
  • Peter Gabriel
Gear Highlights
  • Yamaha Recording Custom Kit
  • 15 different Snares
  • A wide Variety of Cymbals
  • Various Percussion.12 Channels of Focusrite Clarett. Mic's - Aston Spirits
  • Sennheizer 421s
  • Shure Beta 91A
  • Beta 52A
  • SM57s
  • Rode NT1s
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