Wanted 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 until their
drummer moved to Virginia to pursue a career in Engineering. 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 the Tralf Music Hall
with blues legends Guitar Shorty and Walter Trout. The band is scheduled to open
for Rik Emmett on July 30 and Savoy Brown on August 28. Additional information
and the schedule can be found at www.fbibluesrock.com
Best harmonica, Buffalo music awards - 2002
Track of the Day in Blues Rock - 2007
Best Male vocals in Blues Rock, week of 3Dec 2007
Best Guitars in Blues Rock, week of 3 Dec 2007,
Best Guitars in Blues Rock, week of 10 Dec 2007
Best Drums, Best Bass, Best production, Best Beat, Best Mood, Most original,
Rocking Track, all in the same dates and weeks. Garageband.com (iLike.
Gold Artist Award, Indy.com - 2009
Phil Salamone - guitar / vocals / harmonica.
Joe Manzella - drums / vocals.
Brian James - bass guitar / vocal.