Mike Pitman (Xerath)
Mike Pitman is an accomplished professional musician. When not busy behind the drums for Xerath Mike is a full time teacher in maximum security psychiatric hospitals. Mike also works as a professional session drummer, guitarist and writer for projects ranging from the BBC to EMI. Mike has a degree in music and many playing and production accreditations on commercial releases outside Xerath. More recently Mike joined Xerath frontman Richard Thomson’s side project ‘Primer’ on bass.
Past & present projects include; Jade, Dave Bower Project, L.I.A, Primer, Vae Victus, Despicable Individual, Primitai, Cattleprod
Mikes Influences; Virgil Donati, Dave Weckl, David Garibaldi, Pat Torpey, Dennis Chambers, Vinnie Paul, Nick Barker, Mike Mangini, Gavin Harrison, Marco Minemann, Pete Riley, Mark Mondesir, Simon Phillips, Manu Katché, Ricky Lawson, Gene Hoglan, Dimebag Darrell, Jack DeJohnette, Raymond Herrera, George “Spanky” McCurdy, Lil’ John Roberts, Gary Novak, Peter Erskine, Gary Husband, Bill Bruford, Jaco Pastorius, Nuno Bettencourt, Neil Peart, John Blackwell, Chris Coleman, Zakk Wylde, Benny Greb, Billy Cobham, Jeff Porcaro, Mike Portnoy, Alan White, Vinnie Colauita, Carter Beauford, Vitek.