Michael Sembello









Michael Sembello

was born on April 17, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Michael was in the public eye from 1983 until 1997. Michael is an American Oscar nominated singer, guitar player. His career was short but he left a few songs behind that many will remember for a long time. He released 4 albums and 2 singles. The albums were Bosa Nova Hotel in 1983, Without Walls in 1986, Caravan of Dreams in 1992, and Backwards in Time in 1997. His two singles were Maniac in 1983, and Automatic Man, also in 1983.

Michael began his career as a professional musician by becoming a studio guitarist. He worked with a long list of professional pop music singers. He worked with them or he wrote for them. Some of them include The Temptations, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Barbra Streisand, Stanley Clarke, and Donna Summer. Michael released his first solo album, Bosa Nova Hotel, in 1983. The song from it called Maniac, was selected for use in the movie Flashdance. The song also became the third highest grossing song from any soundtrack ever. The song won him a Grammy Award in 1983 for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special. Michael has done a lot of soundtrack work. He did work for the movies Cocoon, The Gremlins, The Monster Squad, and Independence Day.

Michael has spent his recent years furthering his career by focusing on Eastern music and his spirituality. He has recorded his music in six languages and he is continually releasing more albums. He is planning to return to the Eastern United states to continue his music career.

Some musicians do not have a lot of music to offer but they hit the top with what they have done. Many times the works of an artist are done behind the scenes such as in the movies and films so we may not realize who it is singing the songs but we still can enjoy them. Some people do not pay any attention to the credits at the end of a movie so we do not have a clue as to who is singing a particular song unless it is someone really popular we can recognize the voice. Sometimes we have to match a voice with a face before we know who is singing the song. All of the movie that Michael worked on soundtracks for were very popular movies but how many people knew that Michael was the one to sing or write some of the songs on the soundtrack? It is just speculation but, it may be safe to say that many people did not have a clue.