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Birth name  Michael A. Viola
Years active  1980s–present

Name  Mike Viola
Movies  Get Him to the Greek
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Born  September 26, 1966 (age 49) (1966-09-26)
Origin  Stoughton, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation(s)  Musician songwriter producer
Instruments  Vocals guitar piano bass
Labels  Blue Thumb MCA (1996) Sony RPM (1999–2004) Good Morning Monkey (2005–present) Lojinx
Role  Singer-songwriter · mikeviola.com
Genres  Alternative rock, Pop rock, Power pop, Folk rock
Albums  Pure McCartney, Falling into Place, Just Before Dark, Electro de Perfecto, Acousto De Perfecto
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Michael "Mike" Viola is a Grammy-nominated producer, musician, songwriter and singer best known for his work with Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis, Andrew McMahon, New Politics, and Fall Out Boy. His original music has been featured on soundtracks for movies such as Get Him to the Greek, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and That Thing You Do!.

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Viola got his start in the mid-90s as the musical architect for New York-based band Candy Butchers, releasing three critically acclaimed albums with RPM/Sony Records before focusing on music production.

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Viola is currently VP of A&R for Verve Records, part of Universal Music Group

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Soundtrack work

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Viola, along with friend Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne, co-produced the title track for Tom Hanks's 1996 movie That Thing You Do! The selection received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song. Viola sang lead on the track, and as the accepted singing voice of Johnathon Schaech's character, Jimmy, also sang on other tracks in the film, such as "Little Wild One" and "All My Only Dreams."

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For the 2007 Jake Kasdan/Judd Apatow film, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Viola wrote or co-wrote "A Life Without You (Is No Life At All)," "Darling," "(I Hate You) Big Daddy," "Dear Mr. President," "Beautiful Ride," "Sir Ringe The Marshmallow Elephant," and "Let Me Hold You Little Man." Viola served as musical director on a promotional tour for the film in December 2007, with John C. Reilly acting out his fictional character of Dewey Cox.

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Viola also contributed songwriting for Russell Brand's character Aldous Snow in the movie Get Him to the Greek, including "African Child," "The Clap," "I Am Jesus," "Searching For a Father in America," "Little Bird," "Furry Walls."


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References

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