Mike Shaw - Drums and percussion
Mike Shaw Bio
|Born in Chinatown (East L.A.), yeah that's right, me and
|I was raised a poor black child, and never knew why the
blues made me so sad.|
|The first instrument I played was the violin (at age 10).|
|Then at age 13, I came to my senses and started learning
drums via Hal Blaine's drum records.|
|I was involved in the school music program from age 13
through high school.|
|During high school, I auditioned for and was accepted into
two all-state music groups, thanks to my great drum teacher Ken Smith
(Tympanist with the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra).|
|After high school, I hitch-hiked around the western portion
of the U.S.A. for a couple of years and ended up in Wenatchee, where I took
up the flute at age 20 and studied under Don Lanphere and Jon Pugh.
And I met and married my clarinet playing wife of 23 years now.|
|Played in a couple of God-rock bands in the 80's and
several musicians in between then and now.|
Todd Rundgren, Frank Zappa, E.L.P., Yes, Chicago, Mahavishnu Orchestra,
Beatles, Pink Floyd etc.
Buddy Rich, Dave Weckl, Jeff Porcaro, Willie Wilcox, Danny Seraphine, Simon
Phillips, Carl Palmer etc.
Custom made Jerry Garcia drums @ Seattle Drum Shop, Gibralter hardware,
Paiste cymbals and accessories are; a mounted tambourine, cowbell and
Mike also plays with Chip in a funk/jazz group called Mavi - http://home.centurytel.net/mavi
Mike Shaw from the other side - in a drum booth at a recent studio
Below are additional photos of Mike in action - please click on the
thumbnail to view the larger version....