Steve Nichols: Guitar (electric) | Paul "Wheat bread" Wheat: Percussion | Ron Bell: Vocals

Genre: Blues & Soul, Covers | Standards, Rock

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Inception: Santee, 1989


This local San Diego group have released original recordings, toured with top performing artists, and recorded sound tracks for the cinema and television. Crosswinds band members have performed all over the United States and Europe for events as small as 100 up to thousands.

Members include guitarist Steve Nichols, wielding sounds from musical sources as diverse as rock, classical, jazz, Latin, blues, and country. Steve has shared the stage with B.B. King, Frankie Lane, Charlie Daniels, Lou Rawls, Barney Kessel, Bellamy Bros., John Conley, CCR
Revisted, Billy Cobham, John Anderson, Patty Lovelace and Eddie Raven to mention just a few.

Percussionist Paul Wheat has performed with some of the music industry’s most well known
entertainers, notably Neil Diamond. On Dick Clark’s television show Where the Action Is, Paul entertained with his group the Hardtimes and also with Paul Revere & the Raiders. Paul is the original drummer for Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, earning him four gold records and two gold albums.

Ron Bell has toured with top performers like Bill Medley, Stevie Wonder, Gary Pucket, Helen Ready, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Tommy Roe, and recorded sound tracks for both cinema and television.


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