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No other band from the Carolinas, or the entire Mid-Atlantic region for that matter, dares attempt the intricate fusion of rhythm-section funk, 4-horn firepower, and soaring vocals this band throws down each time they play live.
Featuring the Bull City Horns on their front line, Bull City Syndicate has been building a loyal and ever- growing following for over thirteen years featured not only at the top area restaurants and clubs, but also statewide at music festivals, colleges, weddings, private and corporate parties, as well as many local and national charity events.
It will be worth your effort to check out why Bull City Syndicate is more than just a cliché wedding band, why they are one of the most in-demand bands in the Mid-Atlantic states, and why the crowds at their public appearances are always filled with musicians from other bands.
Clarke Egerton - Trombone, Vocals, Percussion - Clarke "Edge" Egerton serves as Bull City Syndicate's musical director. As the band's 'man on the mike' he loves to get the crowd involved in the show. Prior to Bull City Syndicate, Clarke played with The Living Legend Band for 12 years. He appears on the LaHoya, and AmeriCord record labels.
Vhondy Strickland - Reeds - Vhondy is proficient on Tenor, Alto and Soprano sax as well as flute. This versatility as well as his sweet, soulful solos make him an integral part of Bull City Syndicate. He is a veteran of bands throughout the United States and brings to the band a smooth, polished professionalism.
Steve Baker - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocals - Coming to us from the the bayous of Louisiana, Steve has over 25 years as a professional in the music business, and has toured and recorded internationally with various musical acts. In addition to his obligations to Bull City Syndicate and Café Mars, he is also a founding member of the Raleigh Jazz Orchestra and is in demand as a local freelance trumpeter.
Rodney Ogden - Trumpet - In demand as a freelance trumpeter, Rodney Ogden rounds out the Bull City Horn section. His powerful playing is the perfect compliment to the ensemble.
Dan Lantier - Vocals, Percussion - From south Louisiana, Dan brings an exciting blend of energy and charisma. Dan fronts the band with an unmatched command of the stage, an astounding vocal range, and brilliant percussion skills.
Larry Woodard - Drums, Vocals - A native veteran of the Raleigh music scene, Larry fills the drum throne as a seasoned pro. One of the most in-demand drummers in the region, he brings dynamic presence to the band, including great vocal chops. His powerful drumming is an exciting part of the Bull City Syndicate experience.
Jeff Nelson - Bass Guitar - Coming to us from Wisconsin, Jeff brought us not only a well-schooled jazz pedigree, but funk galore - providing the solid, driving foundation that a powerhouse band like Bull City Syndicate absolutely must have.
Matt Kanon - Guitar, Vocals - Keeping the Funk alive, Matt lays down those thick, chunky chords and groovin' solos that keep the band and the dance-floor hopping. Originally from Pittsburgh, and coming to North Carolina from the D.C./Baltimore area, Matt brings many diverse influences and superb musicianship to the BCS experience.
Charlie D'Agostino - Keyboards - Originally from the heart of New York City, "Charlie D" has a wealth of musical experience which to draw upon. His soulful and versatile keyboard work has been an essential element of 'The Bull City Syndicate Sound' for over ten years. When Charlie D hits the stage . . . forgetaboudit.
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