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The Bus Boys are a quintet known for playing rock & roll with a new wave and boogie woogie flavor. In the 1980s they were led by brothers Brian and Kevin O’Neal, who brought an irreverent everyman sensibility to their music. The original line up included Victor Johnson on guitar, Steve Felix on drums, Gus, who danced and sang and Mike Jones on keyboards.

In 1985 the band replaced Gus with Reggie Leon , replaced Mike Jones with Mike Radi and Greg French replaced Kevin O’Neal on bass. The Bus Boys toured extensively with this line up. The Bus Boys produced two notable albums but they are best known for their one minor hit, “Cleanin’ Up the Town,” which reached #68 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart in the United States (as well as being featured on the soundtrack to Ghostbusters). Their song “The Boys Are Back In Town” was featured in the movie 48 Hours and they were the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on January 29, 1983 featuring hosts Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas. Reggie Leon has been a member of Sha Na Na for over 15 years and Victor Johnson is currently the lead guitarist for Sammy Hagar.

They reformed in 2007 under the leadership of Brian O’Neal, and have begun touring again. The Bus Boys have also announced plans to release musically digitally in the coming year.

Edited by Mofudos on 24 Jul 2011, 21:28

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