Michael Mugrage Music
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the History

Michael Mugrage, songwriter/producer/ multi-instrumentalist, began his career in 1974 with his band “Blessings”.  He inked a deal with ABC records in Hollywood and worked with the legendary producer Gary Katz of Steely Dan.  

Michael was invited to join Orleans of “Still the One” and “Dance with Me” fame as lead guitarist during their 1982’s recording of “One of A Kind”.  Michael toured with them nationally and performed with Orleans on Solid Gold’s #1 Classics.  James Brown, “the Godfather of Soul”, Robben Ford and Bruce Hornsby are among the many renowned artists that Michael has lent his diverse musical talents to. 

ABC’s Good Morning America’s recent, “Good to Go” song and campaign was written and produced by Michael Mugrage and Edd Kalehoff of Monday Night Football.  Michael, also an accomplished musical director, toured with Ronnie Spector, of “Be My Baby” fame for her Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall performances.   He also collaborated with the incomparable Felix Cavaliere of “The Rascals” on the major motion picture “Hiding Out” and “Speed Zone”, as well as being his musical director.

Michael’s 'first love' of songwriting, has credits that span over his 30 year career.  His songwriting highlights include VH1’s first song aired; Smokey Robinson’s  R&B hit “Sleepless Nights”.  Chaka Khan’s “Naughty” and AWB’s Alan Gorrie “Diary of a Fool”.   Michael’s many TV and film credits include All My Children, HBO, Showtime, MSG Network and ESPN.

Michael has donated over 500 songs for terminally ill children through the Song’s of Love Foundation. Michael resides in Fairfield with his wife Cecile and puppy Josie. He works out of his CT based Studio and continues to write, produce and perform both locally and internationally.

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