A New Jersey native and fanatic for all things Cleveland, Mike Mammano is the Composer of all the music of Home Before Midnight. He started writing in 1994 without a band or outlet for his efforts. Taking advantage of “Open-Mic” nights around Cleveland, he ground out his craft for the next 10 years seeking guidance, input and critique from respected area musicians.
Forming the band Prevailing Scale, with Ken Ross and Jason Bellino, Mike continued writing music, primarily as instrumentals, only to discover it’s not easy getting a “foot-hold” for original music in a city with such a wealth of great bands. But he always believed there was “a future” for his songs.
Building his own recording capabilities, Mike started to experiment with “layering” guitars, seeking to develop a “sound” and style of his own. In 2011, he partnered with fellow songwriter Joe Markko and the focus turned to a more collaborative style of writing, along with an emphasis on publishing and post-production work.
Capping off their efforts to “get the music heard,” the duo listed Home Before Midnight Productions, with ASCAP. as the Official Publisher of the Band’s music. Mike’s determination finally finds its musical expression in the power and precision that is, Home Before Midnight.