Michael Sembello


Once upon a time, a young seventeen year-old guitarist from Philadelphia auditioned for a musical legend - Stevie Wonder. As the story goes, Stevie hired him on the spot and the young man toured with him as his main guitarist and featured vocalist for the next seven years, working and writing with him on numerous projects including Wonder’s most ambitious album, Songs In The Key Of Life. Since then, Michael Sembello’s musical opportunities have been more than golden…they’ve been platinum. Who can forget his chart-busting single Maniac, written and performed for the movie Flashdance that went platinum multiple times. He’s worked with huge names - David Sanborn, Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Barbara Streisand, the Temptations, Sergio Mendez, George Duke, The Jackson 5, and Michael Jackson. His upcoming Japan-only release, Bossa Nova Hotel, will fuse Brazilian, Bossa and Samba with R&B sounds. Inside MusiCast welcomes a truly global musician, Michael Sembello.