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Wanted by the FBI - Phil Salmone, Brian,

BiographyWanted by the FBIWanted by the FBI is a Rockin’ Blues band based in Lockport, New York. The three members of the current line-up have been playing together extensively for the past 25 years and were all members of the award winning (1988 Best Classic Rock Band) Buffalo based band Kixx, which played throughout Western New York and Pennsylvania during the late 80's and early 90's. From 1986 till 1992, Kixx gained popularity performing extensively . Shortly after, the remaining members needed a break and the group disbanded. For several years , Phil and Brian experimented with various types of music and played in other bands until Phil established Wanted By The FBI in 2001. The band consisted of Phil and 3 new musicians and the band performed at small clubs and local events for several years in the Buffalo area. The band underwent multiple personnel changes over the years until 2007 when founding members of Kixx , Phil, Brian and Joe reunited and Wanted By The FBI was reborn as a trio. With two CDs released in 2007 and one DVD in 2008, their music is now played in 127 different countries. In 2008, their song, It Takes a War, off their CD by the same name, was #2 on Indie radio for the entire year. The band has recently performed at shows such as Evolution with The Outlaws, Molson Concert Series with Kenny Wayne Shepherd '09, Rik Emmett '10, the Tralf Music Hall with blues legends Guitar Shorty, Popa Chubby, and Walter Trout . Savoy Brown , Lockport Blues Festival 2010 . Additional information and the schedule can be found at www.fbibluesrock.com Awards: Best harmonica, Buffalo music awards - 2002Track of the Day in Blues Rock - 2007Best Male vocals in Blues Rock, week of 3Dec 2007Best Guitars in Blues Rock, week of 3 Dec 2007,Best Guitars in Blues Rock, week of 10 Dec 2007Best Drums, Best Bass, Best production, Best Beat, Best Mood, Most original, Rocking Track, all in the same dates and weeks. Garageband.com (iLike.com)              Gold Artist Award, Indy.com - 2009Band members:Phil Salamone - guitar / vocals / harmonica.Joe Manzella - drums / vocals.Brian James - bass guitar / vocal.InstrumentationPhil Salamone - Harmonica,guitar,vocalsBrian James - bass , vocalsJim Batistoni- guitar/slide/solo guitar/vocalsJoe Manzella - drums , vocalsDiscographyTo date, we have released a 3song EP , Wanted By The FBIa single , Turn On Your Enginesa 9 song CD , Increase The Dosagea 9 song CD , It Takes A Warand a live 7 song DVD , Live At EvolutionAll of which have a substancial airplay on internet radio. On MidnightSpecialBlues Radio ( ms-blues.com)The CD " It Takes A War" was #2 out of 100 for the whole year of 2007On garageband.com/artist/fbiblues , several songs from each CD have had good ratings with many awards !The songs are in distribution through CdBaby.com , iTunes , rapsodyand others.Linkshttp://www.fbibluesrock.comMySpaceradiointernet radioCDbaby