Wesley Bright & the Hi-Lites

Wesley Bright & the Hi-Lites

Photo Credit: Manuel Torres

Wesley Bright & The Hi­‐Lites began as a joint collaboration between Bob Basone and Nick Fritsch. The two came to know each other after touring together in other projects, and both shared a passion for the soul sounds of the 1960's, mainly the sweet northern Detroit soul of the Motown label. Wesley was working in sales when Fritsch discovered his raw talent and passion for true soul music, and the
two became close friends and musical partners. After years of playing in various projects, Basone, Fritsch and Wesley decided to finally put together a happening group of talented musicians that could produce the raw soul sounds of the 1960's. Wesley Bright & The Hi‐Lites formed in the heart of Akron, Ohio with the interest of being a part of the timeless sound of soul music. Specifically, the band identifies with the "Northern Soul" genre, drawing from the 1960’s era of soul from Motown, Tamla, and many smaller record companies.

Wesley Bright & The Hi­‐Lites seeks to recreate the Northern Soul dance craze from earlier decades of the U.K. and elsewhere.

The band released its first 45­‐rpm vinyl record in the late summer of 2012, soon to be available on iTunes as well. The record was recorded and mixed by Jason Tarulli (live sound engineer for The Black Keys), mastered by Clint Holley/Well Made Music as well as Cauliflower Audio, and pressed by Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland, OH.

Dan Shaw & the Organ Crusaders

A grooving organ trio making the drinks go down easy and the dance floor bump.

Dan Shaw - Hammond Organ
Jesse Michael Barr - Guitar
Chris Guthrie - Drums

We want to promote Columbus' rich organ traditions (Don Pattterson, Hank Marr, Bobby Floyd, Tony Monaco) and carry the torch for the next generation of Hammond Organ enthusiasts.

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