The indie pop/rock band Candy Butchers consist largely of singer/songwriter Mike Viola. He 1st used the group name for his duo with Todd Foulsham, experimenting New York within the middle-’90s. After Foulsham still left to start a family group, Viola, as Chocolate Butchers, was agreed upon to Blue Thumb Information and documented the album Chocolate Butchers, that was planned for discharge in 1996, but didn’t appear once the label shuttered; Blue Thumb do manage to to push out a Chocolate Butchers EP, Live at la BonBonniere, nevertheless. (Viola provides since produced the Chocolate Butchers LP on his internet site, mikeviola.com, beneath the name Blue Thumb.) Exactly the same calendar year, Viola’s vocal was applied to the name melody for the film That Thing YOU CHOOSE TO DO! Released as an individual credited towards the Miracles (the fictional music group within the film), the melody reached amount 41 within the Billboard Scorching 100 in November 1996. Viola following agreed upon to RPM (at that time, an imprint of Sony operate by Tony Bennett’s kid Danny Bennett, who was simply Viola’s supervisor), which released the record Falling into Place, acknowledged to Mike Viola & the Chocolate Butchers, on August 31, 1999. (The group was shown as comprising Viola on vocals and electric guitar, Pete Donnelly on bass and vocals, and Mike Levesque on drums.) Play together with your Head, acknowledged to Chocolate Butchers, implemented on March 12, 2002. On January 20, 2004, RPM released Hold on Mike, once again credited to Chocolate Butchers. By this time around, RPM was indie of Sony. Viola proceeded to go completely independent by 2005, launching his next record, the live single acoustic collection RIGHT BEFORE Dark, by himself HELLO Monkey label. Released in 2006, CREATING Time included previously unreleased archival recordings of Candy Butchers, 1994-1998 (the settings offering Viola and Todd Foulsham). In 2007, Viola released another archival disk, Temple of Static, a assortment of tunes and studio room whimsy he previously documented in 2001, and issued a fresh studio recording, Lurch. Both CDs had been acknowledged to Mike Viola.