The New York Citi Peech Boys (or Peech Boys) were an R&B\funk band from New York City that consisted of members Bernard Fowler, Robert Kasper, Michael de Benedictus, Darryl Short, and Steven Fowler. The group was formed by the late DJ Larry Levin at the Paradise Garage.

In 1982, the group released their first single, “Don’t Make Me Wait” peaked at #89 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks and #49 on the UK Singles chart.

The second single, “Life is Something Special” peaked at #108 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #74 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.

In 1983, they released their debut album, “Life is Something Special” on Island Records. It’s unknown how or if the album ever charted. Their third single, “On a Journey” peaked at #56 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks. 

Their last single, “Dance Sister (Biofeedback)” didn’t appear to chart at all. Not longer after the release of their debut album, The New York Citi Peech Boys disbanded in 1984.

Bernard Fowler continued to work as a background vocalist and arranger on tracks for artists such as The Rolling Stones, Herbie Hancock, Gil Scott-Heron, Sly & Robbie, Yoko Ono, Philip Glass and many others.

In 2007, Bernard released his solo album, “Friends with Privileges” on Dude Records. He continues to be active in the music business these days. It’s unknown what the other members of the group are up to now.

To see a fan-made video for “Life is Something Special,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbe235u-SJY

To see a fan-made video for “Don’t Make Me Wait,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHF8tXaTIqg

To see a fan-made video for “On a Journey,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3-Ewb5KQlk

To see a fan-made video for “Dance Sister (Biofeedback),” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KDDH4hoKNQ

[updated on 05-05-12]

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