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Ebony Brown Band
We're a band that's always out looking for a great time. Though we are from all walks of life, we are drawn together by a force much more powerful than any one individual...MUSIC. MUSIC...to hear it, to feel it. You need not be of the culture from which it derives in order to embrace its passion and meaning. Envite us into your world and feel yourself captivated...in OURS!
Raymond Battle: Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, I had a wonderful life living in Wrigleyville, 3 blks east of Cubs Park.
There was a magical richness of life and diversity growing up on the north-side of Chicago; my friends were Jamaican, Puerto Rican, African, Mexican, Korean, Filipino and European just to name a few and I loved all of their food and music.
I was about 12 yrs old when I turned the family stereo up-loud and turned my mom's pots and pans upside down on the kitchen floor and with two butter knives taught myself how to play drums. My mom's beautiful singing voice has always inspired me but now I mostly produce the music rather than trying to sing.
My dad taught me how to play 'Freddy's Dead' on the bass, written by the late Curtis Mayfield. Two albums my Dad owned were played by me constantly. Phil Collins band 'Brand-X' and Romantic Warrior by the group 'Return to Forever'. Jazz fusion -- that blew my mind. Founding The EbonyBrownBand is a dream come true and I'd like to inspire someone else in music before I'm through.
Instrumentation Raymond Battle - Drums Jim Conway - Guitar Reggie Harrington - Bass Juan - Keyboards Javon Watson - Vocals Desla - Vocals Candice Marie - Vocals
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