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In-House Full Sail Band Releases COVID-19 Relief Single

Comprised of alumni or co-workers at Full Sail University, The Grouper Cheeks are donating proceeds of their first single to MusiCares.

Winter Park, FL (May 6, 2020)—The pandemic is being felt throughout the music community and whether you’re an act at the top of the charts or just starting out, everyone can be affected—but can also chip in to help the world get through this time. Case in point: Fledgling act The Grouper Cheeks.

Composed entirely of alumni or co-workers at entertainment/media arts-focused Full Sail University, the group has released a single, “Social Distance,” and has made an initial $5,000 donation to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund as well as committing proceeds from the single to the charity.

MusiCares is the affiliated charitable foundation of the Recording Academy, which is annually responsible for the Grammys.

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Intriguingly, The Grouper Cheeks include their recording engineers in their publicized line-up. The ten-member lineup includes Leslie Brathwaite (GRAMMY-winning mix engineer whose credits include Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Cardi B and more), Jason Capobianco (guitar, vocals), Craig Daily (guitar), Brad Floyd (multiple instruments, engineer, vocals), David Franko (percussion, sax, vocals), Kenny Goldstone (lead vocals, guitar), Mike Orlowski (engineer), Matthew Pengra (keyboards), Shawn Rinehart (drums, vocals), and Brad Thompson (bass).

“Social Distance” is available for purchase on iTunes/Apple Music and is available through streaming platforms including Spotify and YouTube Music, with more coming online.

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