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76degreesWestBand Hit Single - School Boy Crush

A new Jazz/Funk Band, 76 Degrees West Band, (that is the lat/long for the Western Hemisphere (East Coast), has released a remake by the Average White Band, "School Boy Crush". It is sure to light you up with that Washington DC funk flavor, combining old school with new school. According to WHUR (96.3 FM) in D.C. D.J, Triscina Grey, "76 degrees West Band's School Boy Crush was overwhelmingly the most requested song this week". The band will make its debut at the Dauphin Festival in Dauphin County, Pa. on September 13, 2008.

The band is based out of the Washington DC area and has played behind numerous national acts such as the Grammy Award Winner Gordon Chambers, Sax Man Jimmy Sommers, Eric Darius, Allyson Williams, and Angela Johnson. They call their style "Nu Jazz-Funk" which has been lighting up stages across the U.S., swiftly evolving into one of the funkiest sounding groups to hit the music industry.

They have performed at various festivals and clubs around the country with other artists such as: Ledisi, Maysa, Grammy Nominee Victor Duplaix, Lynne Fiddmont, Marcus Johnson, Rahsaan Patterson, Ollie Woodson (of The Temptations), Rick Braun, Michael Langton, and more.

76 Degrees West Band is:

* Leon Rawlings - Director, Bass Guitar,
* Trombone Eddie Baccus - Sax
* Duane Thomas - Drums
* Sean Chase - Drums
* Alfredo Mojica - Percussion
* Stanley Cooper - Lead & Rhythm Guitar
* Gerry Gillespie - Keyboards
* Vince Evans- Keyboards

The band's name was inspired by the longitude for the East Coast in the Western Hemisphere which is 76°W covering the Washington DC metropolitan area. They are currently working on a hot debut album set to be released in the fall of 2008. Their version of "School Boy Crush" is sure



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