Mike Albert

Mike Albert

Biography

Mike Albert began playing guitar at the age of 9 years old. During the mid-1970s he joined the International recording Band: Ruben and the Jets, who were produced by Frank Zappa. After they disbanded, Albert continued to write and perform with the band's leader and vocalist: Ruben Guevara.

Mike Albert began playing guitar at the age of 9 years old. During the mid-1970s he joined the International recording Band: Ruben and the Jets, who were produced by Frank Zappa. After they disbanded, Albert continued to write and perform with the band's leader and vocalist: Ruben Guevara.

After, Albert was a member and co-leader of original keyboardist Bobby Espinosas' version of the Latin Rock-band El Chicano. They released the several US hit regional singles in the early '80s... such as "Groovin'", "Do You Want Me",... soon after were signed to Columbia Records with "Let Me Dance With You" and "I'm In Love With". They also toured with Santana, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, Tower of Power and War. Also in the early '80s, Albert did a project with former members of Eric Clapton and Bob Seger, including Sergio Pastora on percussion, Dick Sims on keyboards and Carl Radle on bass. Albert also collaborated with Lee Pastora and Billy Cobham on a 1984 World Olympics Promotional recording.

In 1985, Mike Albert joined Megadeth during their Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good! tour. They also did shows with Anthrax, Exodus, and Slayer. Albert's on several recordings from the band's shows. Albert went on to become a session musician for CBS, commercials, and movie soundtracks including the movie "Hostile Intentions" with Tia Carrere, Cheech and Chong's "Nice Dreams".

For the past decade, Albert has been working with Grammy-winning virtuoso violinist and vocalist L.Shankar (Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Sting, U2, Chris Poland (of Megadeth), Chris Garcia (Frank Zappa alumni), Michael Manring, Rob Pagliari (Chris Poland's OHM).

He is featured on Taipan's album Nine Battlegrounds with former Exodus members. Michael Manring, Rob Pagliari (Chris Poland's OHM).