GOOD LOOKING ANIMALS

Mike Steimel

Mike Steimel is a St. Louis, MO based songwriter/producer/sometimes maker of videos. After years of performing and writing with bands like Just Add Water, Jonathan Cour, and Spur, he stumbled into TV song placements after being approached by a major LA library while he lived in Los Angeles for 8 years.

In 2014, he got his first big TV commercial placement for Hello Products (toothpaste and oral care) of his song, Smile, which was co-written with Mike Sullivan. The spot received widespread airplay in the US and UK.

Other placements, both solo and with the band Good Looking Animals, include American Idol, Blood & Oil, The Fosters, Arrow, CSI Miami (UK), Dateline NBC, Big Brother, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Restaurant Impossible, Auction Hunters, SyFy’s Face Off, Giuliana & Bill, Real World (Portland & St. Thomas), Best Ink, American Ninja Warrior, White Collar Brawlers, America’s Worst Tattoos, and many more!

Early songwriting influences include the Beatles, Led Zeppelin - and hugely – Tom Petty, whose songs captivated him while feeling homesick while working as a treasure diver on Spanish shipwrecks off the coast of Florida in his late teens and early 20s.

He is currently hard at work on songs with multiple songwriters, including Shannon Nicole, when not working in IT or catching a little St. Louis Cardinals baseball.


Bio

Band

Good Looking Animals is an Alternative Rock band, based in Los Angeles, with a style ranging from Singer/Songwriter to a sometimes free-wheeling Rock edge. Some influences include to Sting, Rob Thomas, Mat Kearney, The Black Keys and Foo Fighters.

Songwriters Steve Waller and Mike Steimel started out selling thousands of albums as members of Just Add Water in St. Louis, where their writing and performances helped propel them to be named the nationwide Best Guitar Center Band, St. Louis Best Pop Rock Band, gain a Budweiser sponsorship and a performance on VH1 with the Goo Goo Dolls.

Guitarist/co-producer, Billy Collins, and drummer, Joel Tetzlaff, grew up just a few houses apart in Wisconsin, learning to play music together before hearing the call to move west. Over time, the guys each found their own paths to Los Angeles, where they connected; finding a strong musical and personal bond that helps them create earnest and colorful songs that immediately connect with the ears and hearts of listeners.
 
After landing placements songs on 
American Idol, Blood & Oil, The Fosters, Arrow, CSI Miami (UK), Dateline NBC, Big Brother, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Restaurant Impossible, Auction Hunters, SyFy’s Face Off, Giuliana & Bill, Real World (Portland & St. Thomas), Best Ink, American Ninja Warrior, White Collar Brawlers, America’s Worst Tattoos, and many more, it was the perfect time to stop to write and record a new batch of songs - now with Steve Waller on vocals. The band soaked up history from the walls of 4th Street Music studio in Santa Monica while tracking their debut EP, EVOLVE (Deluxe Version) - available from all digital outlets.

TV Placements of songs from the EP EVOLVE include The Fosters, Keeping up with the Kardashians, American Pickers, Best Ink, and more.

Mike Steimel

Mike Steimel is a Los Angeles-based songwriter/producer/sometimes maker of videos who is originally from St. Louis, MO. After years of performing and writing with bands like Just Add Water, Jonathan Cour, and Spur, he stumbled into TV song placements after being approached by a major LA library.

In 2014, he got his first big TV commercial placement for Hello Products (toothpaste and oral care) of his song, Smile, which was co-written with Mike Sullivan. The spot is receiving widespread airplay in the US and UK.

Other placements, both solo and with the band Good Looking Animals, include American Idol, CSI Miami (UK), Dateline NBC, Keeping up with the Kardashians, The Fosters, Restaurant Impossible, Auction Hunters, SyFy’s Face Off, Giuliana & Bill, Real World (Portland & St. Thomas), Best Ink.

Early songwriting influences include the Beatles, Led Zeppelin - and hugely – Tom Petty, whose songs captivated him while feeling homesick while working as a treasure diver on Spanish shipwrecks off the coast of Florida in his late teens and early 20s.

He is currently hard at work on songs with multiple songwriters, including Shannon Nicole, Ethan Okamura, Mike Sullivan and Steve Waller, when not working in IT or catching a little St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

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