Mike Fuentes (musician)

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Mike Fuentes
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Mike Fuentes performing with Pierce the Veil at Rock am Ring 2013.
Background information
Birth name Michael Christopher Fuentes
Also known as MikeyWhiskeyHands
Born (1984-12-14) December 14, 1984 (age 33)
Origin San Diego, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • drummer
  • rapper
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • drums
  • percussion
  • programming
  • guitar
Years active 1998–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website piercetheveil.net

Michael Christopher "Mike" Fuentes (born December 14, 1984 in San Diego) is a Mexican-American musician from San Diego, California. He was the drummer for the post-hardcore band Pierce the Veil alongside his older brother Vic Fuentes.[2] Fuentes was the percussionist for the supergroup Isles & Glaciers. He has more recently began a hip hop solo project under the stage name MikeyWhiskeyHands in which he raps on instrumentals produced by Pierce the Veil's bassist Jaime Preciado. Fuentes signed to Velocity Records in March 2012.[3] Both brothers attended Mission Bay High School and graduated class of 2003.

Discography[edit]

Before Today[edit]

  • A Celebration of an Ending (2004)

Pierce the Veil[edit]

Isles and Glaciers[edit]

MikeyWhiskeyHands![edit]

Singles
  • "Money Matrz, Bitches Don't"
  • "Straight Golden" with "The Saintz"
  • "Tonight (Living the Life)"
  • "Party with the Band"
  • "This Ain't a Game" (featuring Jonny Craig (credited as Dr. Craig))
  • "$ex, Drugz and WhiskeyHands" (featuring Jonny Craig (credited as Dr. Craig) & Jaime Preciado (credited as The Architechhh))
  • Get Your Mind Right (2012), Velocity Records

Tours[edit]

The World Tour (Leg One): Featuring Sleeping With Sirens, Beartooth, This Wild Life. The World Tour (Leg Two): Featuring Sleeping With Sirens, Issues

Allegations of sexual misconduct[edit]

In mid November 2017 Fuentes was accused of statutory rape and soliciting nude photos via AOL Instant Messenger by a young woman. The incidents have alleged to occur over several years roughly a decade prior; the pair initiated contact on MySpace before meeting for the first time at a Pierce the Veil Concert at Chain Reaction club in Anaheim, California, when Fuentes was 24 and the woman was a minor of 16. The woman stated they had sex after meeting again at the Pomona concert stop during Warped Tour. The relationship was said to have lasted until she turned 18.[5]

Meanwhile a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct, exactly for requesting nude pictures from a minor. The 23-year-old opened up, first meeting Fuentes at Warped Tour 2008. Both exchanged mobile phone numbers and stayed in contact afterwards. When she turned 15, Fuentes requested nude photos from her.[6]

The band replied to these accusations in mid December. On December 16th, 2017, Fuentes responded to the allegations and stated that he is taking a break from Pierce the Veil.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pierce The Veil : Equal Vision Records". Equalvision.com. Archived from the original on October 16, 2011. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ "San Diego Reader – Bands and Performers: Pierce the Veil". Sandiegoreader.com. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  3. ^ DiVincenzo, Alex (March 21, 2012). "Rise/Velocity Signs MikeyWhiskeyHands". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ officialsite
  5. ^ Hysteria Mag: PIERCE THE VEIL // Mike Fuentes Accused of Assaulting a Minor
  6. ^ Loudwire: Pierce the Veil’s Mike Fuentes Accused of Sexual Relations With a Minor
  7. ^ "Mike Fuentes to "step away" from PTV following sexual misconduct allegations". Alternative Press. December 16, 2017. Retrieved December 16, 2017. 
  8. ^ Collar, Matt. "Mike Fuentes is Stepping Back From-Pierce the Veil". Rocksound. Retrieved December 16, 2017. 

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