24-7 Spyz

City: 
South Bronx
Region: 
New York
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1986-1998, 2003-present
Genre(s): 

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24-7 Spyz are a band from the South Bronx, New York, formed in 1986, originally consisting of Jimi Hazel (guitar), Rick Skatore (bass), Kindu Phibes (drums), and P. Fluid (real name, Peter Forrest) (vocals). The band is best known for mixing soul, funk, reggae, and R&B with heavy metal and punk. The fact that they are African Americans playing variations of heavy metal led critics to compare them to bands such as Living Colour and Bad Brains. Though they were pioneers in the fusion of these particular music styles, influencing many bands, they have never achieved substantial commercial success. After several lineup changes, the band broke up in 1998, but reformed in 2003 before releasing their first new album of original material in over a decade in 2006.

Discography

Released: 1989

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
24-7 Spyz 08/10/1989 Rick's (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
24-7 Spyz 11/10/1989 Saint Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan USA
24-7 Spyz 08/18/1990 Rick's (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
24-7 Spyz 04/06/1991 Saint Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan USA
24-7 Spyz 12/20/1991 The Ritz Roseville Michigan USA