Joey Muha has certainly taken the world by storm with his incredible drumming skills and viral YouTube videos. Many of Muha’s videos have gone viral, and have caught the attention of many gamers, including myself. Take a look at the video of Muha playing Sonic the Hedgehog‘s “Green Hill Zone” above and you will see what I mean.
Joey Muha is a Canadian drummer from Ontario, who has played for many bands, including Jungle Rot, Threat Signal, and Liteyears. Muha started to play the drums at 14, and has covered a wide range of genres from death metal to pop.
SEGA Nerds: Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Joey! Tell us a little bit about what you, and what made you want to go in this direction?
Joey Muha: I’m a touring drummer. I also consistently uploaded unique and original content to my Facebook/YouTube outlets.
I started drumming to be able to play music with my brother, Willie.
SEGA Nerds: What do you find to be the most difficult and enjoyable aspects of being a drummer?
Joey Muha: It’s difficult to keep up with all the ideas that pop into my head for drum covers! Although it’s very satisfying when I can write a great drum track to a song.
SEGA Nerds: What’s your first gaming-related memory?
Joey Muha: Playing Blades of Steel down in my basement! That’s definitely the best hockey video game that will ever exist!
SEGA Nerds: Besides playing the drums, what other interests do you have?
Joey Muha: I’m really into animals and spend a lot of time with my bunny, Smokiee. 🙂
SEGA Nerds: Tell us a little bit about your upcoming projects, Joey!
Joey Muha: I’m currently on a solo drum tour throughout North America!
March 3: Kingston, ON @ Overtime Sports Bar
March 5: Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
March 6: Montreal. QC @ Piranha Bar
March 8: Toronto, ON @ Coalition
March 9: Windsor, ON @ The Beer Exchange
March 10: Niagara Falls, NY @ The Evening Star Concert Hall
March 11: Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13
March 13: Brooklyn, NY @ Goldsounds
March 14: Howell, NJ @ Gamechanger Place
March 15: Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
March 16: Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
March 17: Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
March 18: Kent, OH @ Outpost Concert Spot
March 19: Dayton, OH @ Canal Public House
March 20: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
March 22: Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
March 23: Ocala, FL @ Omalley’s
March 25: San Antonio, TX @ Korova
March 26: Houston, TX @ The White Swan
March 27: Dallas, TX @ Tomcats West
March 28: Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St. Collective
March 29: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
March 30: Chicago, IL @ The Wire
I also play in a pop band from Toronto called Liteyears. We will be releasing an EP this spring and touring throughout the summer!
SEGA Nerds: Where can people go to follow you and your ventures, Joey?
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