Michael Murphy is the former keyboard player and lead singer for REO Speedwagon from 1973-76. His lead vocals allowed REO to complete Ridin’ the Storm Out. He then recorded two more albums with them, Lost in a Dream and This Time We Mean It. Michael went on to perform with such noteworthy groups as Chuck E. Weiss & The Goddamn Liars, and Billy Vera and the Beaters. He also spent time touring with classic artists Johnny Rivers, Seals & Crofts, as well as the Blue Hawaiians. Most recently, Michael toured with Pete Anderson, and produced Pete’s release, Birds Over Guitar Land. Find Michael’s discography here, or just watch Drumsmack TV on any Tuesday night – he plays live keys on the show!
Michael is the vocalist on REO Speedwagon’s Ridin’ the Storm Out.