Jon-Mikel is a founding member of From Ashes To New and Dead Eyes, and is now the drummer for new alt-rock project Valerian Sun. Between Spotify and YouTube, Jon-Mikel has performed on more than 50 million streams throughout his career. In 2021, Valerian Sun released their debut single “All At Once,” and has more recently released a single and video for a song called “The Burnout”. Jon-Mikel sat down with Dr. Music to discuss everything that’s happening with Valerian Sun and what’s to come in the future.
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Hello everyone! My name is Scott Itter, but some know me as Dr. Music. I am a music journalist and photographer out of the Chicagoland area, and I have been in practice for over 20 years. I grew up in the 70’s with two big brothers that showed me all kinds of rock and roll. As I grew older I ventured out into different genres like jazz, funk, folk, and whatever else I could wrap my ears around. As I read every liner note and every Circus and Hit Parader like they were the Old and New Testament, I came to realize that I just love sound and appreciate all the people that create it.
I later became a stay-at-home dad and started honing my writing and photography skills to keep my mind from turning into mashed peas. My kids are now adults, my mind is only slightly mushy, and I am thrilled to have the honor of presenting my work to you!