New Live Footage
Live performance from The Alcazar Theater in San Francisco, Celebrating 50 years of recording music at Hyde Street Studios / Wally Heider Studios. San Francisco, California on October 1st, 2022
New Single - "Brighter Days"
Produced by Michael Ward
Words and Music Michael Ward 2023
Recorded at Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco
Mixed by Mark Needham
Mastered by Howie Weinberg
Blind Spot 2020
Weekends on the Wine Dark Sea 2013
A Walk in the Park 2008
Late for the Train 2000
"My Neighborhood" (Official Video) - Michael Ward with Dogs and Fishes
"Highway 61" (Bob Dylan Cover) - Michael Ward with Dogs and Fishes
"Mendacity" (Official Video) - Michael Ward with Dogs and Fishes
Michael Ward is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and owner of renowned Hyde Street Studios, living and working in the San Francisco Bay area since 1967. He has fronted many bands in that time which have been built around his unique singing, composition, and lyrical approach. The music blends elements of R&B, Country, Folk and World Beat, emphasizing the distinctive narrative voice of the lyrics and supported by the rich instrumental interplay among the stellar line up of musicians , some of whom have been with the band for close to twenty years. A deep familiarity with the material, and a fluid approach to the arrangements offer rich opportunities for improvisation and interplay while faithfully presenting the songs.
Michael’s production credits include projects with the BaAka tribe of the Ituri Forest on their first trip to America, recording performances in the studio to be synchronized with live performances of Lines Ballet, as were performances by Pharaoh Sanders, Zakir Hussein and The Sacred Text Ensemble ; a collection of operettas by the Overtone Theater; rock bands the Potato Eaters and the Earthlings; composers Beth Custer, Joshua Brody and Olan Jones as well as producing and arranging all his own tracks.
Founding and current member of The Tubes, founding member of Journey, has recorded and played live with Chris Isaak, Todd Rundgren, Brian Eno, David Byrne, XTC, Tom Waits, Paul Kantner, George Harrison, Dick Dale , Glenn Frey Richard Marx, John Fogerty and many more.
Chris Von Sneidern
John Wesley Harding, Chuck Prophet, international tours with his own ensemble.
Etta James, Taj Mahal, Earth Wind and Fire, many, many more. Signed by Lenny White to his label for a soon to be released album of Richard’s own band and material.
Steely Dan, Boz Skaggs, New York R&B Ensemble, Michael McDonald, Donald Fagan.
Hop Sauce, Sister Moses, April Cope, Funky Little Shack.
Fernando De Sanjines
Drums, World Percussion
Chalo Eduardo, Escola Nova, Samba do Coracao.