Michael Helps Create A "Demolition"
Written by Element 115
Sunday, 09 September 2012 19:52


Michael with Demolition

Michael has been busy with yet another project. This time, he helped out a tribute to the Wrecking Crew called DEMOLITION metamorphose from a band, into a show.

If you're not familiar with the Wrecking Crew, they were a group of studio musicians in the Los Angeles area during the rock takeover of popular music in the 1960s and 1970s. A handful of musicians recorded over a thousand hits for a wide variety of bands. The primary drummer, Hal Blaine, has a nephew in the Phoenix area named Michael K. Wanting to honor his uncle, Michael K organized more than 20 people over two years to come up with this lineup. The horns alone are worth seeing these guys perform.

Bands whose songs were recorded by the Wrecking Crew include Elvis, Mamas and Papas, Beach Boys, the Ronettes, the Crystals, Connie Francis, Jan & Dean, Neil Diamond, Johnnie Rivers, the Association, the Monkees, Paul Revere and the Raiders, the 5th Dimension, Supremes, and dozens more.

Michael Macpherson was tasked with doing voices from Johnnie Rivers and Elvis, to Mike Love and even a Supreme. This also required considerable guitar changes, since they didn't have VG-8s and GK-2 pickups in the 1960's.

The band consists of very talented musicians, and all deserve the success they've worked so hard to achieve.

Good luck to DEMOLITION as they remove the training wheels and rocket to stardom!

The handsome Mac Macoy is on bass next to Michael in this photo by KirlinOriginals. Jackie Killian, Lyn Jackson, and the multi-talented Tammy VandeBogart make up the ladies (left to right). Listen to a sampling of the night here.

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