Michael Shrieve's Spellbinder / Bio

Original Santana drummer Michael Shrieve brings his adventurous experimentation of sounds to the instrumental group Spellbinder, featuring some of Seattle's best musicians. Frequent performers at Seattle's The White Rabbit, the graceful and flowing sounds of Spellbinder are captured in their debut album Michael Shrieve's Spellbinder Live at Tost. Over the course of his eminent career, Michael has written, produced and played on albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide. As the original drummer for Santana, Michael – at age nineteen – was the youngest performer at Woodstock. Michael’s recording credits include the masters of popular and avant-garde music – Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Pete Townsend, Steve Winwood, Police guitarist Andy Summers, film composer Mark Isham, and such musical luminaries as John Mclaughlin, Stomu Yamash’ta, Klaus Schulze, Freddie Hubbard, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Horvitz, Bill Frisell, Zakir Hussain, Airto Moriera and Amon Tobin. Michael continues to strive for innovative approaches to percussion-based music, and records with both renowned and emerging artists (Skerik, Jack DeJohnette, Zakir Hussain, Reggie Watts), in addition to his own band, Spellbinder. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and in 2005, Michael received the Guitar Center’s first annual “Lifetime Achievement Award.”

General Info

Band Members
Michael Shrieve - Drums, Danny Godinez - Guitar, Farko Dosumov - Bass, Joe Doria - Hammond B-3, John Fricke - Trumpet
Artist Name
Michael Shrieve's Spellbinder
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Active Since
Jazz / Latin / Rock

Contact Info

Seattle, WA

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