Big Will and the 360 Degree Band

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Big Will and the 360 Degree Band
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Big Will and the 360 Degree Band
Background information
Origin Detroit
Genres A little bit of everything....360 STYLE!!
Years active Jan, 2010 - Sept, 2017
Website
bigwillonline.com
Facebook
BW360band
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Members
William Elijah - Vocals, Keys, Trumpet, Guitar

Diana McNary - Vocals, Keys
Andre Bell - Drums
Michele Hobbs -Vocals, Bass
Nathan Montgomery - Guitar
William Cyprian - Sax

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Past members
Michael Privett
Mike Fredericks
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!"

Big Will & the 360º Band is a group of multi-talented, experienced musicians that match Big Will's unparalleled stage energy and share his vision to give the audience a visual experience while enjoying outstanding musicianship. The group features the talents of Mrs. Diana McNary on Keys & Vocals, Andre Bell on Drums, Mrs. Michele Hobbs on Bass & Vocals, Charles Prophet Jr. on Tenor Sax & Keys, and Nathan Montgomery on Guitar. William (Big Will) Elijah completes the cast with Vocals, Keys, Trumpet, Guitar, Timbales and along with the other members provides amazing energy & showmanship. Together Big Will & 360 º take you on a 360 Degree musical journey touching many music styles from Dance/Top 40, Rock to Hip-Hop, Jazz, Latin, Classics, Standards and New Country. As Big Will & 360º enormous fan base says, "Come and get 360'd!!"

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.

External Links

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