The Fuzz Band

The Fuzz Band

 Hampton, Virginia, USA
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In the music business, melodically based offenses are considered especially heinous. In Virginia, the dedicated musicians that investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as The Fuzz Band. These are their stories

The Fuzz Band, whose sound is a fusion of Urban & Rock music, met and formed while attending Hampton University. Originally created as the house band for Fuzzy Wednesday, Virginia’s longest running open mic, the band soon began collaborating.

Biography

The Fuzz Band, whose sound is a fusion of Urban & Rock music, met and formed while attending Hampton University. Originally created as the house band for Fuzzy Wednesday, Virginias longest running open mic, the band soon began collaborating on original music and developing their own sound. Performing first at local venues and colleges, the band soon released Without Boundaries, followed by Collision, Change, and a Change of the Guards. Several years, multiple albums, and three USO tours later, the band continues to shine.


Locally, the band has won multiple awards as Best R&B, Best Live Performer, and Best Song & Album recipients. Nationally, The Fuzz has been featured in the Hollywood Issue of Black Enterprise Magazine, and has received nods in RollingStone and in Spin Magazine for their Chrysler Jeep Campaign. Most recently, The Fuzz Band was a featured headliner at the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City in 2013.


The band has performed with Grammy award winning artists such as Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill, Chicago, Jill Scott and Outkast, and has been commissioned to perform private parties for the NBAs Allen Iverson, Hall of "Fame-r" Bruce Smith, and was flown to Amsterdam and NYC to perform holiday parties for fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger.

The Fuzz was also a featured performer at President Barack Obamas inaugural ball. The band, who was the first winner of the Annual Capitol Jazz Festival in DC, went on to headline the 43rd Annual Hampton Jazz Festival with Frankie Beverly and Maze in 2010. The Fuzz Band has also become a regular staple on Foxwoods Casinos entertainment roster as the New Years Eve headliner for two years; playing to roving crowds of over 5000 casino guests. Working on their 4th studio project as a full unit, and surviving the dreaded curse which tends to tear most bands to apart, the Fuzz Band continues to rock.

Concert Openings

Outkast
Jill Scott
Alicia Keys
Lauryn Hill
Chicago
Huey Lewis
Edwin McCain
Lyfe
Boyz II Men
Martha Reeves
Common
Martha Reeves
Mike Phillips
Floetry
Carl Thomas
Lalah Hathaway
Victor Wooten
Lloyd Banks
Amel Larriex
Toni Tony Tone
Dead Prez
Faith Evans 

 Eyrkah Badu

Robert Randolph
Morris Day and The Time
David Sanborn
Marcus Miller


Corporate Events
ABC News
Disney
Sony
Universal
McDonald's
RJ Reynolds
United States Post Office
Chrysler/Jeep
NY Int'l Auto Show
Black Enterprise
Air Force / Navy
Liberty Tax Service
Sirius
Doral Golf & Tennis
Harvard MBA
Princeton University
Tribune Company
New York Democratic Party

College
Agnes Scott College
Christopher Newport University
Hamden Sydney College
Hampton University
Harvard University
Longwood College
Mc Daniel College
Michigan State University
Norfolk State University
Old Dominion University
Princeton University
Randolph Macon Womens College
Salisbury University
Slippery Rock University
St. Marys College
Mc Daniel College
University of Virginia
University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Union University
Washington & Lee University
William & Mary University

Celebrity Clients
NBA MVP- Allen Iverson
Boxer/Philanthropist Butch Lewis
NFL Player Bruce Smith
Writer /Editor Susan Taylor Essence magazine
Writer/Philanthropist Terri Lewis
Actor /Producer Tim Reid
Governor of VA Mark Warner
Basketball Player Charles Oakley
Football Player Thermon Thomas
Mayor of Hampton , VA Mammie Locke
Congressman Bobby Scott
Comedian Cedrick the Entertainer
Musicians Boys II Men
President of Hampton University William Harvey
Band members assisted
Musician/producer Quincy Jones
Congresswoman Maxine Waters
Musicians Tito Puente
Comedian/Actor Jerry Seinfeld
Producer/Network president Ron Perlaman
Director Spike Lee
Activist/Speaker Correta Scott King
Musician/Nobel peace prize winner Wynton Marsalis
Musician/Director of Count Basie Orchestra

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Duane Smith

Discography

THE RISE OF THE FUZZ BAND Being Recorded Due for Release Summer 

Change EP : November 2008
Collision : January 2006
Without Boundaries - 2003
The Fuzzy Movement - 1998

Set List

The Fuzz Band can perform for most crowds. The set list depends on the audience or gig. Whether College , Corporate, Jazz Festivals, or exclusive Vip parties. The Fuzz fans (aka Fuzz Heads) range from age 8 to 80. We also learn any current Top 40 songs.

The Fuzz Band is an original band that can also cover and extreme broad range of artist from Jay Z to Coldplay to Led Zepplin to Jill Scott to Miles Davis to George Gershwin and Kate Perry.

Cover List
Song List

R&B, Funk, and Disco
Amerie - One Thing
Barry White - Can't Get Enough of Your Love Babe
Barry White - My First, My Last, My Everything
Beyonce
Bilal - Soul Sista
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Bill Withers - Use Me Up
Brand New Heavies - Brother Sister
Chaka Chan - Tell me sumthin good
Chaka Chan - Ain't Nobody
Commodores - Brickhouse
D'angelo - Brown Sugar D'angelo - Lady
Denise Williams - Free
Earth Wind & Fire - Shining Star
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Eryka Badu - Green Eyes
Frankie Bev