The Crew 52
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About The Event
Michael Stanton - Vocals & Guitar
James Morgan - Keyboards
Matt Bragg - Bass
David (Chuch) Chuchian - Drums
Michael grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, playing music since the age of 12. Mike was the opening act for many top named performers over His career and recorded and played live with artists like “Elvis Presley ( Takin Care of Business ) Band” and including many performances with the Grateful Dead as a soloist. Since the 70s, Michael has lived in So. Cal., and has had a successful career in many areas of Entertainment. As a Studio Singer and Musician, Michael sang and played on hundreds of TV Shows, Commercials, Records, and Films. As a voice over Artist, Michael has appeared on many Cartoon Shows, and Starred in Santo Bugito with Cheech Marin and Oscar Winner George Kennedy. George Foreman the World Heavy Weight Boxer Starred in his own CBS TV Sitcom in 1993, and Michael wrote and performed all of the music for the show including the Theme Song. Michael was even the Warm Up Act for Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, and Mork and Mindy. For seven years from 1992 - 1999, Michael was the Lead Gal in the Ladies Night Commercial Campaign for Bud Light beer, the longest running Campaign in Bud Light history. The last year of the Ladies Night campaign, Michael was a business partner with Anheuser Busch, and Produced a Music Video, which became the #1 Dance Club Music Video in America, in addition to a successful CD and their 13th and final Commercial. Michael has appeared on many National Talk Shows, including three appearances on the Tonight Show, and two on Regis in the morning. In the Movie Minority Report, Michael was the voices of the porcupines on the animated cereal box. Michael has produced and directed many different TV and Film projects including his Award winning “You Can Keep Your Boots On” Ladies Night Music Video, the #1 Dance Club Video in America in 1999. Michael currently has a film in distribution “The Treasure Of Painted Forest” which he Wrote, Produced , Composed Music for and had 2 Starring Roles.
Matthew Bragg was raised in the local Los Angeles music scene, working as a session musician in the early 1980's. He recorded music and toured internationally as a sideman with Richard Tee, Tom Scott, Chevy Chase, Bill Withers, Bob James, The Whispers, "Guitar" Jack Wargo, "Sista" Monica Parker, Arthur Adams and others. Bragg performed in the production bands on NBC’s “Good Morning Miami” , “Will & Grace” and in the House Band at B.B. King's Blues Club in Universal Citywalk in Hollywood.
James has been performing music since he was old enough to walk on multiple instruments and has played at many different venues over his career with musicians like David Morgan, singer in "Three Dog Night" who just happens to be James' father. He is also a piano player in the nationally renowned CSU Northridge Jazz 'A' Band which has recently toured New Zealand with the Rodger Fox Band
David is a veteran of the LA music scene and has recorded and played with many well known musicians.