Big Will and the 360 Degree Band
|Big Will and the 360 Degree Band|
|Genres||A little bit of everything....360 STYLE!!|
|Years active||Jan, 2010 - Sept, 2017|
|William Elijah - Vocals, Keys, Trumpet, Guitar
Diana McNary - Vocals, Keys
Charles Prophet Jr
William "Big Will" Elijah was the charismatic trumpet player for the Sun Messengers for 25 years, enjoying a high-profile spot at Detroit Pistons games and all over the metro area. But in 2010 he broke away to form his own group, Big Will and the 360 Degrees Band.
The name came about from his belief in ALL types of music, including originals, taking the audience on a full 360 Degree tour.
As Will states in his bio on Facebook "After MANY requests/suggestions over the years, I stepped out with my own six piece, fully seasoned, professional and extremely talented group of musicians known as, “Big Will and The 360 Degrees Band”. The name came about from my belief in ALL types of music, including originals, taking the audience on a full 360 Degree tour. I want people to feel like they have paid top dollar for a concert ticket when they see us!"
In August of 2017 William "Big Will" Elijah announced he was moving to Las Vegas in October and September 23, 2017 would be the last performance of the Big Will and the 360 Degrees Band. Brownies On the Lake had the honor of hosting the bands last public performance.