Bangolee&920 is a group that combines smooth r& b music with pretty melodys and thoughtful lyrics.The message that Bangolee& 920 want to send is one that stresses love,communication,respect,compassion,faith and honor in the way that men ,women,young adults and children interact with each other.SO many of the problems that we face could be solved by the act of just listening to each other.So we encourage listening and thinking and not to take ourselves to seriously.
BANGOLEE& 920 ARE, Will Hawes aka bangolee on guitar and keyboards,lead and background vocals,
Derek Crichlow vocals and rap,
Judith Campbell Yates,lead and background vocals
Derek Crichlow Jr.Lead and background vocals
Will,s background in music includes 10 years on the road as a guitarist and vocalist recording and performing with such artist as James Brown,Roy Ayers,Joe Bataan The Isley Brothers etc. His musical influences include the above.
He loves lyric and melody writing,arranging and performing his own compositions. His goal is to put his own mix on the music scene
Derek Crichlow aka 920
Derek,s musical background includes studies in vocal chrous and string instrument,lyrical and musical composition. He was influenced at an early age by the Motown sound,Barry White, The stylistics and the hip hop and R&B of today.Derek,s goal is to establish himself as an artist,performer,producer and composer and to help other aspiring artist.
Judith Campbell Yates
Judith a native New Yorker has a long history of recording and performing with some of the leading artist and bands on the New York music scene. Her musical influences include Patti Labelle,Stephanie MIlls,etc;.Listening to judith sing becomes an emotional experience, the way she interprets a lyric or the way she phrases a melody. She has a voice in its purist form.
Derek Crichlow Jr; aka Desmond
Derek Is the son of Derek Crichlow and is one of the best vocalist to be heard in a long time. He is a music major studying voice at C.W.Post college. He loves writing his own songs and creating complicated vocal parts. He will be one of the voices of the future;