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Dean Walker Chris Layser Rick Tomlinson Sue Grove Angela Ezell Brad Bansner
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Big Beat Tornado is a high octane, nine-piece funk band from Reading, Pennsylvania (one hour west of Philadelphia). Built on a groove-driven rhythm quartet, fronted by dual female voices and backed by a high powered, three-piece horn section, Big Beat Tornado delivers a blend of original material and interpretations of funky favorites from Franklin to Fishbone. For the last five years, BBT has spread their infectious Funk for New Generation regionally from Manhattan to the Delaware shores, leaving behind a trail of feather boas, sequins and devoted fans. As a follow-up to their first release Groovopolis, the band looks forward to releasing a new full-length CD in the near future. For booking or more information, click here.
Sue Groove — vocals
Angela Ezell — vocals
Chris Layser — bass, backing vocals
Brad Bansner — guitar
Joe Makhlouf — keyboards
Rick Tomlinson — drums
Dean Walker — tenor, alto, soprano saxophone
Tom Sparks — trombone
Various Players — trumpet