Featuring Nee Nee Rushie/Lead Vocal, Rob Kissner/Bass,
Andrew Vogt/Trombone, Chas Montrose/Saxophone,
Kerry Shaw/Guitar and Hector Becerra/Drums
The Big Takeover is a unique concoction of backgrounds and spirits that perfectly creates a version of reggae that is fresh and vivid. With Jamaican born and raised NeeNee Rushie as a captivating and memorable front woman, this movement complete with a playful horn section, pulsating bass and drums, and a hypnotizing rhythm section fills its audience’s hearts with good vibes and solid joy.
This New York based band was formed in 2008, and since then has played over 500 shows in cities all over the east coast. They have released two full length studio albums, and anticipate a third by the new year. They also have the pleasure of calling true reggae royalties such as The Wailers, The Skatalites, The Slackers, Yellow Man, Taurrus Riley, Inner Circle, and Sister Nancy their stage mates.
Opener: La Familia
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Featuring Kerry Shaw (The Big Takeover)/Guitar,Hector Becerra (The Big Takeover)/Drums, Jason Sarubbi (The Trapps and Sweet Clementines)/Acoustic Upright Bass, Ed Shaw/Guitar (The Light of Day Band) and sultry, soulful
vocalist MK Ultra (Fat City)
Friends who are members of various Hudson Valley bands formed La Familia to play the hoppin’, juke jivin’, and danceable music they found to be so magnetic.
Their repertoire includes original swing and swinging blues songs in addition to fresh and energetic renditions of the classics.