EXCLUSIVE, 76 Degrees West Band at Howard

76 Degrees West Band was explosive and awesome at the historical Howard Theatre. The sold out audience was entertained and energized beyond words.  They came on stage and started the show off with such a powerful sound that commanded the attention of everyone there.

This Rising band has played behind numerous national acts such as Sax Man Jimmy Sommers, Grammy Award-Winner Gordon Chambers, Eric Darius, Allyson Williams, and Angela Johnson. The Jazz/Funk band has been lighting up stages across the U.S. since 2001. This band is swiftly evolving into one of the most memorable sounding bands hitting the industry. Now they are set to release their New CD and Single “Shining Star”!

The Band members include: Leon Rawlings-Band Director, Trombonist; Brent Birkhead -Saxophonist; Derek “Redfootz” Freeman-Drums; Kym Clarke-Trumpet; Robert Lanham; Jamal Orr-Keyboards; Lewis “Mike” Burney-Percussions; Stanley Cooper-Guitarist; Kevin WalkerBass; Ronald Payton, Jr.-Vocals; Frank “Scooby” Marshall-Vocals.

Sugar Bear of Experience Unlimited (EU) made a special appearance which added that extra touch to the show and evening.  By this time, everyone were on their feet singing to a few of EU’s top hits which included their famous, Da Butt.

The 76 Degrees West Band was definitely one of the most entertaining bands that have performed at the Howard Theatre.

For more information on 76 Degrees West Band, go to: www.76degreeswestband.com.

By J.V. Jones