FBI wins Hartford Advocate Grand Band Slam by Hartford Advocate - online Funk/Fusion
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Lee-Ann Zarrella - Vocals
Chris Marolda - Guitars & Vocals
Jim Heetmann - Guitars & Vocals
Dennis "Big D" O'Neil - Bass & Vocals
Dr. Bob Sieracki - Drums
Cole Christie - Saxophones
Amory Lester - Trumpet & Flugelhorn
In a state filled with cover bands, the F.B.I. knew they had to go out of their way to make a name for themselves. Not content to just re-play note-for-note versions of popular songs, their aim is to inject the songs you know with bodacious amounts of groove, funk, soul, vibe, feel, and spicy special sauce. Sax man Cole Christie, winner of this year's Best Horn award, is a young cat in an old cat's body. He's been playing sax since the early '60s, and has played in everything from jazz bands to bar duos to oldies.