Michael Shrieve Drummer

Michael Shrieve (born July 6, 1949, in San Francisco) is an American drummer, percussionist, and later, an electronic music composer. He is best known as the drummer in Carlos Santana's eponymous band, playing on their first eight albums from 1969 through 1974. His performance at the 1969 Woodstock festival, when he was just 20 years old, made him one of the youngest musicians to perform at the festival. Shrieve's drum solo during an extended version of "Soul Sacrifice" in the Woodstock film has been described as "electrifying". Shrieve's first full-time band was called Glass Menagerie, followed by experience in the house band of an R&B club, backing touring musicians including B.B. King and Etta James. At 16, he played in a jam session at the Fillmore Auditorium, where he attracted the attention of Santana's manager, Stan Marcum. When he was 19, Shrieve jammed with Santana at a recording studio and was invited to join that day. The 2004 two-disc Legacy release of Santana features additional tracks recorded before Shrieve joined the band.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 6th, 1949
United States of America

Musical acts

1.Santana Rock music, Rock en Español, Hard rock, Blues rock, Chicano rock, Pop rock, Funk rock, Psychedelic rock, Jazz fusion, Spanish rock, Funk

1969 -

Santana is a Latin rock band. Founded in San Francisco during the late 1960s, it is based around the compositions and playing of lead guitarist and founder Carlos Santana. The band first came to widespread public attention when their performance of their Latin rock song "Soul Sacrifice" at Woodstock in 1969 provided a contrast to other acts on the bill. This exposure helped propel their first album, also named Santana, into a hit, followed in the next two years by the successful Abraxas and Santana III. In the years that followed lineup changes were common. Carlos Santana's increasing involvement with guru Sri Chinmoy took the band into more esoteric music, though never quite losing its initial Latin influence. In 1998, the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with Carlos Santana, Jose Chepito Areas, David Brown, Gregg Rolie, Mike Carabello and Michael Shrieve being honored. The band has earned eight Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards, the latter all in 2000. Carlos also won Grammy Awards as a solo artist in 1989 and 2003. Santana has sold more than 90 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling groups of all time.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Vocals, Guitar 1966
Gus Rodriguez
Bass guitar 1966 1967
Percussion 1966
Marcus Malone
Percussion 1966 1969
Rod Harper
Drums 1966 1967
Tom Frazier
Guitar 1966 1967
Keyboard, Vocals 1966
1967 1971
1967 1969
Percussion 1969 1971
Jose Chepito" Áreas"
Percussion 1969 1980
Drums 1969
Rico Reyes
Percussion 1971 1971
Percussion 1971 1979
Percussion 1971 1972
Guitar 1971
Tom Rutley
Bass guitar 1971 1972
Victor Pantoja
Percussion 1971 1971
1972 1978
Richard Kermode
1972 1973
Wendy Mull
Keyboard 1972 1972
Drums 1972 1972
Bass guitar 1972 1973
James Mingo Lewis
Percussion 1972 1972
Vocals 1973 1973
Vocals, Keyboard 1973 1975
1974 1976
Jules Broussard
Saxophone 1974 1975
Greg Walker
Vocals 1975 1976
Byron Miller
Bass guitar 1976 1976
Joel Badie
Vocals 1976 1976
Drums 1976 1976
Bass guitar 1976 1979
Drums 1976 1984
Luther Rabb
Vocals 1976 1976
Pablo Telez
Bass guitar 1976 1977
Raul Rekow
Percussion 1976 2013
Percussion 1976 1976
David Margen
Bass guitar 1977 1982
Jeffery CHEETAH" Mayo"
1978 1982
Chris Solberg
Guitar 1978 1980
Premik Russell Tubbs
1978 1978
Chris Rhyne
Keyboard 1978 1979
Russell Tubbs
Flute 1978 1978
Vocals 1979 1983
Keyboard 1979 1980
Richard Baker
Keyboard 1980 1982
Percussion 1980 1987
Chester Thompson
Drums 1983 2009
Keith Jones
Bass guitar 1983 1984
Keyboard 1984 1984
Drums 1984 1984
1985 1989
Sterling Crew
Keyboard 1985 1985
Walfredo Reyes, Jr.
Drums 1989 1993
Benny Rietveld
Bass guitar 1990
Tony Lindsay
Vocals 1991
Karl Perazzo
Percussion 1991
Billy Johnson
1991 1991
Myron Dove
1992 1996
Oran Coltrane
Saxophone 1992 1992
Rodney Holmes
Drums 1993 1994
Vorriece Cooper
Vocals 1993 1993
Guitar 1993 1996
Tommie Bradford
Drums 1994 1994
Lawrence Rogers
Keyboard 1994 1998
Vocals 1995 1995
Drums 1997 1997
Ricky Wellman
Drums 1997 1997
Andy Vargas
Vocals 2000
Bill Ortiz
Trumpet 2000
Jeff Cressman
Trombone 2000
Drums 2004 2013
Tommy Anthony
Guitar 2005
Freddie Ravel
2009 2010
David K. Mathews
Paoli Mejias
José Pepe" Jimenez"


Album title Released Type
Legacy Edition 1969 Studio album
Illuminations 1974 Studio album
Spirits Dancing in the Flesh 1990 Studio album
Santana Brothers 1994 Studio album
Supernatural 1999 Studio album
Shaman 2002 Studio album
Feels Like Fire 2003 Studio album
All That I Am 2005 Studio album
Just Feel Better 2005 Studio album
Corazón 2014 Studio album

Official website

Social media

2.Hagar, Schon, Aaronson, Shrieve Hard rock, Rock music

HSAS is a band featuring lead vocalist Sammy Hagar, lead guitarist Neal Schon, bassist Kenny Aaronson and drummer Michael Shrieve. The group reportedly rehearsed for less than a month before playing in concert. They released a semi-live album, recorded during two live performances at The Warfield in San Francisco, entitled Through the Fire. The album includes a cover of Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale".

Member history

Member Role Start End

3.Abraxas Pool

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
Octave of the Holy Innocents
Jazz, Experimental rock
March 1st, 1995 Album on compact disc Studio album
Two Doors
1995 Album on compact disc
1994 Album on compact disc
1989 Album on compact disc
The Leaving Time
May, 1988 Album
Transfer Station Blue
1984 Single on compact cassette

Movies music contribution

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Music co-contributors External resources
The Bedroom Window
Martha De Laurentiis
Patrick Gleeson


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