He is an alum of Junípero Serra High School. Michael Shrieve is best known as the drummer in an early line-up of Carlos Santana's band Santana and for his performance at the 1969 Woodstock festival when he was 20 years old. He was the youngest musician to perform at The Woodstock Festival. He left the original Santana Band to pursue solo projects. One little known but worthy effort was his drumming in the 1976 release of Automatic Man with guitarist Pat Thrall. He also played in the band Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve (with Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, and Kenny Aaronson). He also played drums on former Supertramp member Roger Hodgson's first solo album In the Eye Of the Storm. From 1979 to 1984, he collaborated as a percussionist in Richard Wahnfried, a side project of Klaus Schulze (another drummer turned electronic composer) while recording with Schulze his own first "solo" album of electronic music, Transfer Station Blue in 1984. He has also collaborated with David Beal, Andy Summers, Steve Roach, Stomu Yamash'ta, and others. In 2001, he appeared on the Revolution Void album Increase the Dosage. He currently lives in Seattle playing with his new project: Michael Shrieve's Spellbinder.
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