Drums And Percussion
M.B. received his Bachelorʼs Degree from Glassboro State College and his Masterʼs Degree from California Institute of the Arts with extensive study of ethnic percussion. He has been working as a freelance musician and producer in the L.A. area for many years.
His film credits include: The Crow, Stigmata, The Siege, Negotiator, Titan AE, Happy Texas, Heartbreakers, Scream 2 & 3, Steal This Movie, (The Abbie Hoffman Story) Shipping News, The First 20 Million, Collateral Damage, Scary Movie, Eight Legged Freaks, Not Another Teen Movie, Wonder Boys, Country Bears, Scorpion King, Men in Black II, High Crimes, Spyder Man, Red Dragon, Terminator 3, X-Men II, and Blade II,Transformers,Alvin and the Chipmunks, 3:10 to Yuma, Die Hard 4, the King of California, Cats and Dogs 2
Television credits include: King of the Hill, Angel, King of Queens, Any Day Now, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, American Dreams,Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, Sarah Connor Cronicles, The Mentalist, The Tudors, Caprica, Human Target, Trauma, The Unit,Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and many more.
M.B. has performed with the LA Philharmonic, The National Symphony, The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, The Long Beach Opera, The Pasadena Pops and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Lion King, The Color Purple, 9-5
Pop and Rock credits include: Frank Zappa, John Tesh, Three Dog Night, Loggins and Messina, Wilco, Tribe 1, The Doobie Brothers Glenn Yarbrough and Rhapsody in Taps, Freeflight, Andrea Marcovicci, Rita Coolidge, George Kahn, Kaosz Theory
Video games include: Africa, Danteʼs inferno, God of War 3, Socom,
M.B.’s recording credits include: Bill Withers, Green Day, Anna Visi, REO Speedwagon, Phillip Keveren, Jaguares, My Chemical Romance, the Doobie Brothers, John Tesh, Neil Diamond, Juan Gabriel, Kenny Latimore, George Kahn, Brandi, and Guns and Roses,Teddy Pendergrass,Barry Manilow, Gren Day, My Chemical Romance, Eva Avila, to name a few. He has had the fortune of working with noted producers: Peter Asher, Don Was, Mat Wallace ,Rob Cavallo and Scotty Morris to name a few. From 2001 until April of 2005, M.B. was the percussionist/drummer for the Doobie Brothers and currently is playing drums for Rita Coolidge as well as freelancing in Los Angeles. His current TV projects include playing percussion for Battlestar Galactica and Eureka, Mad Men, NY CSI, The Unit and Sarah Connor Cronicles, Human Target.
M.B. is currently endorsed by, Remo, Vic Firth, Toca, Vaughncraft, Rhythmtech and Paiste. For the past 18 years he has also been involved with the Yamaha Education Division as a clinician and education consultant. M.B. currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.