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Wesley Bright & The Hi-Lites

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Wesley Bright & The Hi-Lites: Bio

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 and early 1970’s, mainly the sweet Detroit soul sounds 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 yet warm soul sounds of yesteryear, while having something new to add to the timeless genre. Wesley Bright & The Hi-Lites formed in the heart of Akron, Ohio with the interest of being a part of the soul music revival happening in places like Brooklyn, NY. Specifically, the band identifies with the Northern Soul genre, drawing from the 1960’s era of soul from Motown, Tamla, and various 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 has released two 45’s, and their latest single “Tell Me” is now available on iTunes as well. The songs were 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. The Hi-Lites are currently working on their first full-length record, expected to be released in late Summer/early Fall 2014 on both 33 1⁄2 rpm vinyl as well as iTunes.

Wesley Bright & The Hi-Lites:

Wesley Bright: Nick Fritsch: Bob Basone: Jimmy Parsons: Matt Garrett: Max Brady: Nathan Davis

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