Michael Eads

Lead guitar - electric, acoustic, & nylon string/
Musical Director/ Arranging/ Copyist



The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles,
The O'Jays, Sam and Dave, Patti LaBelle, Little
Anthony and the Imperials, Herb Reed and The
Platters( 3 years, Musical Director), The Coasters, The
Drifters, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, The Righteous
Brothers, Del Shannon, Connie Stevens, Mitzi Gaynor,
Perry Como, Bob Hope, the "Legends in Concert"
shows, Contemporary Jazz keyboardist Dan Segal,
Smooth Jazz saxophonists Michael Paulo and Jeff
Kashiwa (formerly of The Rippingtons), as well as
numerous local artists and venues.


5 years, Guitarist/Asst. Musical Director for Seattle
based comedy-talk show 'ALMOST LIVE' on NBC
affiliate KING 5 TV. Local production along the same
lines as David Letterman. Was responsible for playing
in-studio music on commercial breaks, walk-on music
for guests, and backup for musical guests such as Joe
Walsh and Kenny G, among others.

1 year, Guitarist/Musical Director for Seattle based
afternoon variety/talk show 'TRACEY & CO. on NBC
affiliate KING 5 TV. Provided in-studio music on
commercial breaks, walk-on music for guests, and
backup music for musical guests such as Cathy Rigby
(as Peter Pan), Roger Whitaker, and blues guitarist
Colin James, among others. This show was 'live',
4-5pm, Mon.- Fri.

Appearances with Connie Stevens on 'The Tonight
Show w/ Johnny Carson'.


Numerous commercial/jingle/industrial film projects,
with clients including J.C. Penny, Domino's Pizza,
Pepsi, Boeing, and Microsoft, among others.

Numerous album projects, with most recognition being
Michael Tomlinson, who attained National airplay for
his album "Still Believe" on the Mesa/Blue Moon label,
and performed at venues such as the Universal
Amphitheatre and Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the
Circle Star in San Francisco, and Wolf Trap Park in
Wash., DC.


KWJZ, 98.9, Smooth Jazz - Music Director/Midday air
KPLU, 88.5, Jazz/Blues/NPR - Weekends
KBCS, 91.5, Jazz/R&B/Blues/World - Weekly show