Born in San
Bernadino, California, Michael grew up listening to the Beatles, the Who,
Neil Young and others.
Most of his
early favorites have gone on to be regarded as rock classics.
junior high, he joined his first band, ‘The Fugitives’.
In 1967 while
in high school, he moved on to the psychedelic band, ‘Emerald City’.
became a born-again Christian in 1970 and his musical talents developed
deep roots and spiritual meaning.
pilgrimage led him to help form the Jesus rock band called Sheep based
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
group played extensively throughout the Midwest as part of the Milwaukee
Jesus People ministry.
the bands mission developed, so did Michael’s relationship with the Sheep’s
lead singer, Mary.
couple married in April 1972. The ministry then headed to Europe where
the Sheep recorded their first album.
group migrated to England in 1973 settling in London.
Milwaukee Jesus People was now known as the Jesus Family.
the help of Deo Gloria Trust, they began creating the multi-media rock
musical, ‘Lonesome Stone’.
wrote several songs for the musical including the title song.
couple also served as scriptwriters. Mary was cast as the female lead actress
musical enjoyed an extensive run at the famous Rainbow Theatre in London.
‘Lonesome Stone’ toured throughout England and then came to the shores
1974, Michael became the bass player for ‘The Mighty Flyers’ based in Manchester
group toured throughout England, Wales and Ireland.
the band prepared to record an album, Michael and Mary returned to America,
settling Wisconsin where their first daughter Elizabeth was born.
became a carpenter to support his family.
more children were added to the Damrow family: Simon in 1976, Jesse in
1980 and Molly in 1982.
dedicated themselves to family life and all it’s adventures. Through it
all, Michael never stopped writing songs.
1986, Michael began his own business, building custom staircases.
1999, Michael began writing a new group of songs that comprise the CD,
Riding The Wave’.
said, “The purpose of this CD is to use it as a musical gospel tract. I
share it with builders, architects, tradesmen,
workers and my wealthy clients building their deam homes”
and Mary worked together on another CD titled ‘Homesick for Heaven"
released in 2003.
are involved in The Jesus Family Fellowship in Milwaukee, Wi. with a open
In 2004 Mike
and Mary re-grouped with some of their old friends from the original Sheep.
"The Sheep are back in town"
Mike and Mary
are currently working on another CD with some classic originals and new