Michael Mugrage, songwriter / producer / multi-instrumentalist, began his career in 1974 with is band "Blessings". He inked a deal with ABC records in Hollywood and worked with the legendary producer Gary Katz of Steely Dan.
Michael was invited to join Orleans of “Still the One” and “Dance with Me” fame as lead guitarist during their 1982’s recording of “One of A Kind”. Michael toured with them nationally and performed with Orleans on Solid Gold’s #1 Classics.
James Brown, "the Godfather of Soul", Robben Ford and Bruce Hornsby are among the many other renowned artists that Michael has lent his diverse musical talents to.
ABC’s Good Morning America’s recent, “Good to Go” song and campaign was written and produced by Michael Mugrage and Edd Kalehoff of Monday Night Football.
Michael, also an accomplished musical director, toured with Ronnie Spector, of “Be My Baby” fame for her Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall performances. He also collaborated with the incomparable Felix Cavaliere of “The Rascals” on the major motion picture “Hiding Out” and “Speed Zone”, as well as being his musical director.
Michael’s 'first love' of songwriting, has credits that span over his 30 year career. His songwriting highlights include VH1’s first song aired; Smokey Robinson’s R&B hit “Sleepless Nights”. Chaka Khan’s “Naughty” and AWB’s Alan Gorrie “Diary of a Fool”. Michael’s many TV and film credits include All My Children, HBO, Showtime, MSG Network and ESPN.
Diane Dwyer Scanlon is a Grammy Award winning producer and composer. Her songs have been recorded by platinum-selling artist Eva Cassidy as well as Vince Gill, Tramaine Hawkins, Darlene Love, Laura Branigan, and Antigone Rising to name a few. She has been a writer for Peermusic and has songs administered by Kobolt Music. Currently her extensive song catalog is with Dwyer Hills Music.
As an artist she is known for her impassioned, blues-flavored guitar and soul-searching lyrics. She has toured in the United States and Europe, playing such venues as the Montreux Festival in Switzerland, the Spoleto Festival in South Carolina, Madison Square Garden and the New Haven Coliseum.
Currently she is spending her time in her Connecticut studio writing and producing. During Covid she teamed up with longtime friend and musician Michael Mugrage forming White Feather Music Productions where they are developing young talent as well as writing songs performed by established singers and musicians.