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The Not Guilty Band

David ”JUST CHILL” Anderson, vocalist and songwriter, has a young face but an old soul. Born and raised in what he calls the city of soul, ”Motor City” Detroit, his love for music comes from his family. His mother is the church songbird and has helped keep him grounded and on the right path. His uncle Carlis “Sonny” Munro was the lead singer of The Falcons, a 1960s R&B music group. JUST CHILL loves to express the gifts he was blessed with, and is a maestro in his own right. Music is not just what he does -- it’s who he is. JUST CHILL has found the perfect place in The Not Guilty Band to craft and perfect his gift! 

      Layne Bellamy is the bass player and founder of Not Guilty. Layne is a veteran and staple on the Twin Cities music scene. He is known for his hypnotic groove and big bass sound. Locally Layne has worked with many bands including Jam Factory, The Rock Steady Band, Michael Love, Westside, Cynthea (Funkytown) Johnson, Jimmy“Prime Time” Smith, Barbara LeShure, Morris Wilson, The Main Event, Billy Holloman, Paid N Full, & Off Da Hook to name a few. Nationally Layne has shared stages and worked such acts as Rockie Robbins, The SOS Band, The Brothers Johnson, Bobby Lyle, C.J. Chenier, Eddie Kirkland, Delfeayo Marsalis, Michael (Kidd Funkadelic) Hampton, and Sheila Ray Charles.
      Theo Brown is a young pianist from St. Paul, MN. The only son of Joel and Rebecca Brown, both of whom are musicians (a percussionist and a classical pianist), Theo grew up playing classical piano and an assortment of Afro-Cuban and West African instruments. Theo attended Xavier University of Louisiana from 2005-2010 where he earned his degree in classical voice under Dr. John Ware. During his time in New Orleans he also studied jazz, classical, latin and neo-soul piano, fusing the genres into his own unique playing style. Along with his musical accomplishments, Theo is also a seasoned thespian, internet commercial actor, brand ambassador and singer/songwriter. Enjoy his talents wherever he may be performing.

      Soulful and sultry, singer and vocalist Aleesha Clomon is a rising star on the Twin Cities music scene. Discovering her voice at the tender age of five in her church choir, she further honed her skills with the encouragement of her father and the instruction of the High School for Recording Arts and The Perpich Center for Arts Education. Now, Aleesha has already worked with some of the top musicians in the Twin Cities including Ray Covington, Dan Kusz, and Art Haynes, as well as being a first-call studio vocalist for many local hip-hop artists. She has performed the national anthem at the state capitol and her original material at the Executive Leadership Council's national conference in Washington, DC. Nationally she has worked with Les McCann, Delfeayo Marsalis, and John Legend. 

      Peter J. Hill (aka Peter Whabbit), keyboardist, comes to us from the Planet Rock, out of the iris of the Cat's Eye nebula! He has performed with Simba, Alexander O'Neal, Ipso Facto, Network, The Squares, Ross Kwame and the Ananse band, The Galaxy Band, The Curb Feelers, Eluri, Fresh Squeeze, Old Sox and New Shoes, and The Power Players. The list goes on, with buried genres from calypso and reggae to salsa and gospel. Peter has also worked closely with several independent producers to produce everything from jazz to hip-hop platters. Besides his interests in music, Peter is also into multimedia, computer graphics and animation, photography and videography, and plans to start his own production company.

      Guitarist Tamas T-Time Majoros hails from Hungary, where he studied with conservatory-educated jazz guitarist Tamas Mohai in Budapest before moving to Minnesota in 2005. Once in the US, Tamas performed and toured with the Lil' Slim Band, a blues band led by legendary bluesman Magic Slim's son, played with Boogie Wonderland founder Rahj White in Retrophonic, and wrote and performed original music with his own band Groove Steady. His other current projects include Tailshakers Anonymous, a pop rock cover band, and Soul Acoustics, an acoustic project with Rick Figueroa and Billy Murray. Also a sound engineer, Tamas excelled in MCTC's Sound Engineering program, earning his degree in 2012. He recently finished recording his first solo album, available soon under the name of T-Time and The Groove.

      Singer Wayne A. Reed hails from Los Angeles, California. He came to Minnesota in 1981 after touring the United States extensively for five years with a band called "The Gentlemen." While on the road, Wayne performed with many artists such as Al Hudson and the Gap Band, The Dazz Band, Roger Troutman, Prince, Chaka Khan, Cameo, The Whisperers, Bobby Blue Band and The Commodores. Since settling down in Minnesota, Wayne enjoys playing locally with various bands in the Twin Cities, writing and producing music, and is currently working on a CD with Sony.

      Victor Reynolds, master drummer and musical director of Not Guilty is one of the most explosive drummers on today's music scene. He plays with an infectious energy, intensity and enthusiasm. He grew up in a musical household full of musicians and songwriters, starting to drum at the age of six. By the age of 17, he embarked on his first major tour with a group by the name of "The Gentlemen." During his long career he's worked with many artists, including Billy Holloman & Sho' Nuff, Dan Kusz, Kevin B., Paid in Full, and The Maxx Band. Since relocating to the Twin Cities from California, Vic has shared his talent with many emerging and established acts.

      St. Paul native Billy Murray began singing at Pilgrim Baptist Church at the age of eight under the watchful eyes of his father James T. Murray, an internationally acclaimed baritone singer, and studied keyboard under local pianist Prentice Harris and renowned organist, Reverend Carl Walker. At nineteen Billy starting singing professionally with such local groups as Billy Holloman and Cash Money, as well as Pierre and André Lewis and the Lewis Connection. In the '80s he toured the East Coast and the South with such show bands as Lovers, Alcazar, and CBS recording star Vic Dana and Streetwise. After taking a long break to raise his family he rediscovered his passion for music with full force, and is presently an active member of the Pilgrim Baptist Church W.O.W. Men's Choir as well as performing keyboards and vocals for Not Guilty.