Michael Sherwood

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Michael Sherwood is a U.S. keyboardist and singer.


Michael Sherwood comes from a musical family which includes his father Bobby Sherwood, who was an actor, musician, and big band leader, his mother Phyllis and younger brother Billy. His father got him his first keyboard when he was 4.

Michael (keys, vocals) and Billy (bass, vocals) formed the band Lodgic while growing up in Las Vegas. The band also included Guy Allison on keyboards as well, Jimmy Haun on guitar, and Gary Starns on drums. They eventually moved the band to Los Angeles in 1980. After many years of trying to get things together, they recorded their debut album Nomadic Sands, released in 1986. Michael Sherwood was working with Toto keyboardist Steve Porcaro during this period; one of their co-writes is on Michael Jackson's Thriller 25 album.

After Lodgic, Michael did session work, including backing vocals on the Anderson/Bruford/Wakeman/Howe songs on Yes's Union album (on which brother Billy also performed, but on different tracks).

A solo album, Tangletown, was released in 1998, largely written with Julius Robinson, and included artists Steve McCormick (guitars and vocals), the late Jamie Chez (drums and vocals), Tom Felicetta (long-haired bass), and Dorian Crozier (drums on "Angry as I Am" and "The Censor"). Guests included Christian Nesmith, who co-produced with drummer Jamie Chez and bassist Tom Felicetta, brother Billy, Jimmy Haun, Greg Ellis, and Yes engineer Tom Fletcher.[1]

Michael also appeared on Ted Jacobs' 2000 album The Days Gone By, while he and Robinson worked on music for the 2001 film Angel Eyes. In 2004, Michael joined Conspiracy, Billy's band with Yes bassist Chris Squire, to record a live-in-the-studio DVD, released in 2006. Michael has also worked with the Gluey Brothers, Jack Russell, Lisa Loeb,[2] Steve Porcaro, Air Supply, Jonathan Elias, and Circa, and further with Julius Robinson and Christian Nesmith. He has done music for TV shows and adverts, including work for Elias Associates.


  1. ^ Tangletown jacket notes, 1998
  2. ^ Loeb, Lisa (1 June 2005). The Way It Really Is: Piano/Vocal/Chords. Alfred Music Publishing. p. 20. ISBN 978-0-7390-3712-6. Retrieved 31 May 2010. 

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