currently plays drums and helps to write the iN2wishin original music.
has been in many bands over the years such as Night-stalker,
Common Jones, Blue Zen, Redhead Lane, and Misstaken/iN2wishin
(two if which are original music bands that he helped writing
the music for). He is very proud to be such a valued part of
iN2wishin along with all the strong original music they write.
goal is to be the best professional artist he can be. Even at
45 this year, he still plays with passion and integrity to
achieve his goal. Mike will continue
being the most professional drummer he can. He simply
describes it as "A LABOR OF LOVE."
Mike plays Yamaha Stage Custom drums with Tama power tower
rack system using DW hardware and p9000 series HH and Kick
Pedals with Remo & Evens Heads with Promark Sticks Sabian
HHX series and Paiste reflector series cymbals. He adds some
other percussion equipment such as chimes and granite and wood
blocks, and cowbells, etc. as needed. Also, from time to time,
Mike plays on his Yamaha DTXpress IV Electronic drum kit with
Simmons Drum Monitor system to record and sometimes play out.
Mike plays both acoustic and electronic drums.
Michael Hatfield, born
in 1968, has been playing drums since early Elementary School. He is
a self-taught instrumentalist and has always enjoyed making music
and playing the drums. Many assorted styles of drumming have been
sought out by Mike over the years which have helped him to develop
many skills in different genres of music.
Name: Mike Hatfield
Residence: Central Florida
Include but not limited to----> Mike Portnoy, Niel
Peart, Tony Royster Jr, Chad Smith, Billy Cobham, Dave Weckl, Steve
Smith, Virgil Donati, Mike Mangini, Thomas Lang, etc..
The List goes on and on...
projects & bands:
Night-stalker, Common Jones, Blue Zen, Redhead Lane, and Misstaken
which is currently iN2wishin'
most memorable stage performance so far was ... yet to come.
Mike enjoys: playing his drums, computers, and things that make you
think. He also enjoys watching movies.