The Universal Robot Band

The Universal Robot Band were an American music group comprising Gregory Carmichael, Patrick Adams, Leroy Burgess, Gregory Tolbert and Woody Cunningham.

The Universal Robot Band
GenresPost-disco, R&B
LabelsRed Greg
Past membersGregory Carmichael
Patrick Adams
Leroy Burgess
Gregory Tolbert
Woody Cunningham.

The band was formed by Patrick Adams and Greg Carmichael in 1976. Their debut single, "Dance and Shake Your Tambourine" which featured Gregory Tolbert on keyboards, peaked at #25 on the Dance/Club Play Singles chart, #48 on the R&B Singles chart and #93 on the Hot 100.[1]

The band consisted of the members of Kleeer - Woody Cunningham (vocals/drums), Richard Lee (vocals/guitar), Paul Crutchfield (vocals/percussion) and Norman Durham (vocals/bass/keyboards) - when they accepted an offer to effectively become the studio group in 1976 while they transformed themselves from rock band Pipeline. They toured and recorded as the Universal Robot Band for two years before deciding to set out on their own again, as Kleeer.


  1. ^ Dance & Shake Your Tambourine's performance at the Billboard charts. Allmusic. Retrieved on July 10, 2013.

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