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Michael has four CD releases (see below) as drummer and producer. His most recent release is "Harvey Mandel and the Snake Crew", and is the featured drummer on all tracks. Included on this are Elvin Bishop, Norton Buffalo, Freddie Roulette, Terry Haggerty, Pete Sears, Nick Gravenites, Barry Goldberg, Mercy Levy, Rick Kellogg, Tower of Power Horns, Michael Warren, Steve Evans, Howard Wales, and The Rowan Brothers to name a few.
Baby Batter II (1m sample)
Harvey Mandel on guitar, Michael Borbridge on drums, Freddie Roulette on lap steel guitar, and Michael Warren on bass. Featuring Pete Sears on piano, Barry Goldberg on B3 organ, and Jose Najara on latin percussion. Intro by Reya Borbridge.
Look a little closer at this self-released gem...a taste well worth acquiring
Harvey Mandel and the Snake Crew Live
A special nite live at Biscuits and Blues....A blend of blues vocals and great instrumentrals featuring a wonderful band
of musicians led by Harvey mandel on guitar....
Produced by Harvey Mandel and Michael Borbridge....... Live recording at San Francisco's famous Biscuits and Blues...
Fabulous musicians featuring:
Harvey Mandel ...Guitar
Pete Sears ...Keyboard
Mick Martin...Harp n Vocals
Steve Evans... Bass
Billy Johnson... Drums
Joli Valenti... Vocal
The critically acclaimed NightFire CD made it's official debut on September 5, 2003 and is presently sold out of print. Features Freddie Roulette on lap steel slide and vocals, Harvey Mandel on guitar, Michael Borbridge on drums, Michael Warren on bass, and Eugene Huggins on harmonica and vocals, along with guests such as Pete Sears (keyboards), Roy Rogers (slide guitar), and Norton Buffalo (harp). The combined musical influences harnessed here cover a lot of stylistic ground and the resulting musical palette is a broad one. ...more info...
Touch of Green
Harvey Mandel on guitar, Michael Borbridge on drums, Freddie Roulette on lap steel guitar, Pete Sears on keyboard, and Michael Warren on bass.
Recorded at Electric Snake Studio Studio and mastered by Harvey Mandel.
The Lost Legends
"The Lost Legends (Nightfire without Harvey Mandel) are five excellent and longtime musicians, "real legends" from the Bay Area. Freddie Roulette, Lap Steel; Chris Planas, Guitar; Michael Borbridge, Drums; Michael Warren, Bass and Eugene Huggins on Harmonica. . Five songs with a wide musical spectrum - extra special and groovy with a lot of funk and bluesy material. Warren, Roulette, Planas and Huggins are also the vocalists on the CD. In front of the right audience these "Legends" will steal the show from anybody! The talking guitar licks by Freddie and Chris are really amazing and for me Eugene's blues harp playing is another highlight of the CD. If you are any kind of a blues/rock/funk fan, you'll be amazed by this. Whether you want to dance or just listen, this record is an equally fine music experience. It is an absolute pleasure for me to review this CD and hope to see this fabulous Band live in the Bay Area in 2007."
Fritz Svacina ...more info...
If You Love Me Like You Say
Freddie Roulette on lap steel guitar, Michael Borbridge on drums, Michael Warren on bass guitar, Eugene Huggins on vocals and harmonica, and Chris Planas on guitar. Recorded at Electric Snake Studios 2006. Mastered by Harvey Mandel.
Country Joe & Friends
Save The Whales
Michael preformed a tribute for the late Chet Helms. The "Chet Helms Tribal Stomp" happened at Speedway Meadows in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. I played with "Country Joe & Friends" -- Michael Borbridge (drums), Michael Warren (bass), Michael Hinton (guitar), Freddie Roulette (lap steel guitar), Raymond Victor (keyboards), Jay Russio (background vocals), Pete Sears (accordion), Stacy (banjo), and David Freiberg, Linda Imperial and Diana Mangano (additional background vocals).
Harvey Mandel and the Snake Crew
"This SF Bay Area star-studded affair is a superb stocking-stuffer must have for blues afficianados around the globe and beyond. Harvey Mandel's smokin' guitar licks and catchy-as-hell rockin' tunes are the perfect glue to unite and spotlight guest performances by everyone under the Bay Area sun: the ubiquitous harpman Norton Buffalo, the legendary Rowan Brothers, Nick Gravenites, Pete Sears, Elvin Bishop, Marcy Levy, Terry Haggerty, and the list just goes on and on. There's something here for everybody: female and male vocals, sizzling solos and killer arrangements of fun tunes like "Baby Batter II" and "Train Wreck", and 12 other uptempo and down and dirty break your heart slow jams. Mix it all together and you've got one helluva ride on the Snake Crew blues boat. Well done.
Layin' Around Here with the Blues (1m sample)
Harvey Mandel on guitar, Elvin Bishop on slide guitar, Michael Borbridge on drums, Norton Buffalo on vocals and harp, Steve Evans on bass, and Howard Wales on keyboard.
Recorded at Electric Snake Studio by Harvey Mandel.
The Rhythm Vultures "RoadKill Ramada"
What began as a sound experiment using various software programs and recording equipment ended up as a three year musical journey for Steve Lund and Jay Russio. Their CD of original songs were arranged and produced by both, with Michael Borbridge riding shot-gun as Executive Producer. The featured artists on this project include Michael Borbridge, Freddie Roulette, Eugene Huggins, Andy Mazzilli, Raymond Victor, Diane Dutra, David Russio, Nathan Tilton, Patricia Chambers, John Hall, Karl Jarmillo, Steve Lund, and Jay Russio.
You're Gonna Need Me
Freddie Roulette on vocals and lap steel guitar, Harvey Mandel on lead guitar, Michael Borbridge on drums, Peter Albin on bass, Pete Sears on keyboard, and Mic Gillette along with George Brooks on horn section. Many thanks to Michael Borbridge for allowing us to enjoy this song on our CD! Recorded at Electric Snake Studio and mastered by Harvey Mandel - 2005
Freddie Roulette Jammin with Friends
Directly From My heart to you
Freddie Roulette on lap steel guitar, Harvey Mandel on lead guitar, Rich Kirch on gutar, Michael Borbridge on drums, Michael Warren on bass, David LaFlamme on Violin, and Vocals by Kathi McDonald. This CD was produced by Michael Borbridge. 2012
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Max Bran Band: Michael Warren-Bass , Michael Borbridge-Drums Harvey Mandel-Guitar, and Max Bran Keyboards / Vocals.
The critically acclaimed NightFire CD made it's official debut on September 5, 2003 and is once again available.
You can still hear additional sound clips and read some reviews of it at cdbaby.com.
featuring Harvey Mandel, Freddie Roulette, Michael Warren,
Eugene Huggins, and Michael Borbridge.
Reviewer: Blues Revue Magazine, April/May 2004 -- Eric Thom
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