Prowler - 1980's to the Present (A Citadel Tradition)

The Band....
Charlie - Class of 1983, Keyboards and vocals...
Brad- Class of 1984, Drums
Kevin - Class of 1984, Lead Vocals, and everything else
Tom - Class of 1985, Guitar (lead, rythym, bass, yeungling,....yada, yada, yada....)
Chris - Class of 1986, guitar and vocals...

The Roots.....
Prowler started off in 1980 as a punk band called G-Force with Brad (Duke) and Kevin (Egbert).... They played local stints at the Citadel Beach house and anywhere they could to get off campus (they were knobs, lowly freshmen). We played 18 different versions of Schools Out for Summer and other puck shittttttt. Unfortunately, the band disbanded and shortly thereafter, Maurice Albright left the Citadel due to complications with cancer; he died shortly after that but Brad & Kevin vowed to keep rockin on in Maurice's memory. Our favorite tune was "Just What I needed".. Love You Maurice :)

Need of a "real" musician....
Shortly after that, the band sought the talents of the great Charlie Manship (an upper classman) as they witnessed Charlie playing keyboards in a cool rock band with other such greats as Citadel's own Bill Lejeune (drums) (not bad for a bagpipe drummer ;) playing such tunes as Jane (Jeff Stship, no relation to Manship) and the Stones......... Charlie and Brad also played together in the Pep Band... Charlie was highly sought after in the music world but Kevin and Brad offered Charlie what he lacked; fame!!!!! From thereon, it was history... Charlie was now a Prowler.....

Need "Slash" and Getty Lee"...
One day whilst walking the quad (for tours), Kevin (and Brad too) we noticed a dude (Chris Crumpton) walking around with a wireless guitar playing Rush.... WOW, it blew our mind that someone could actually play that stuff. Chris was also hooked up with the infamous Big Ape, Tom Perry (Steve Perry's younger and smarter brother). Tom could also play Rush (what fortune) and was verse in both guitar AND bass; but was interested in being tasked with nailing down the bass riffs of Getty Lee........... This was also Brad's introduction to "Rush"...... Damn, finally have to learn that shit......

The Beginnings of Prowler...
These boys got together and formed perhaps the greatest (oh, at least we thought so ;) band of the Citadel days....... The biggest gig was playing our Senior Party (1983?) at the Gilliard Auditorim as the warm up band for Crokus??? When the 1984 Van Halen intro started, and shortly after that followed Panama and then the entire first side of the Rush Moving Pictures album, it was HISTORY>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

PROWLER,,,,,We R, a Band :)