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