Michael de Benedictus  

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"By tossing together Kasper's rock influences, the feisty singing of Fowler, and the battery of keyboards provided by Michael de Benedictus (a classically trained pianist who does jazzy improvisations and plays organ at his neighborhood church), the Peech Boys don't nail themselves down."--Mitchell Cohen reviewing Life Is Something Special, High Fidelity - Volume 34, Issues 1-6 - Page 48, 1984

I immediately fell in love with the place [...] I loved the music. I loved the look of the patrons. I wanted to be there. It was just magnetism." --Michael de Benedictus cited in Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980–1983 by Tim Lawrence

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Michael DeBenedictus (November 30, 1951 - October 17, 2019) was an American musician and keyboardist. He was associated to Larry Levan via the Paradise Garage.

In 1982, he and Larry Levan formed a partnership with Bernard Fowler to found Peech Boys and released a series of twelve inch singles and the album Life Is Something Special (1983).

With Brodie Williams ("Smurf for What It's Worth", 1983) he was also Black Mamba who made "Vicious".

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