As a performing guitarist, Michael Raphael has shared the stage with such diverse artists as KISS, Nickelback, Rage Against the Machine, Jessica Simpson, Michelle Branch, and Vertical Horizon. He played guitar with Neve (Columbia Records) who scored a top 20 Billboard hit with “It’s Over Now”, and previously recorded with the bands Nelson and Jailhouse.
As a songwriter, Michael wrote songs that appeared in movies and television shows including The Faculty, Here On Earth, Dawson’s Creek, Roswell, ESPN, Flipper, Baywatch and the Disney Channel. He also co-wrote songs with various artists including co-writing and producing “Can’t Break Thru” on the last “Busted” Present For Everyone CD.
As a producer, Michael worked with dozens of up and coming artists including Hannah Montana and Mitchel Musso and has just completed two pop/rock projects for Columbia/Sony Music.
“I always new James Brown was a genius so I’m not surprised he once again came up with something brilliant. The Amptweaker TightDrive is always in my studio.” –Michael Raphael