Fri, Jun 07|
The Big Takeover - Waterhole Music Lounge
The Big Takeover Friday June 7th, 2019 8pm Doors 9pm Show $10.00 - 21+ Waterhole Music Lounge 48 Main St. Saranac Lake, NY www.saranaclakewaterhole.com #waterholeadk The Big Takeover - New Paltz, NY - Jamaica meets Motown www.bigtakeoverband.com
Time & Location
Jun 07, 2019, 9:00 PM
Waterhole, 48 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, USA
About the event
The Big Takeover
Friday June 7th, 2019
8pm Doors 9pm Show
$10.00 - 21+
Waterhole Music Lounge
48 Main St. Saranac Lake, NY
The Big Takeover - New Paltz, NY - Jamaica meets Motown
Traditionalists or progressives? Fronted by the charismatic Jamaican-born singer and songwriter Nee Nee Rushie, the seven-piece New York band The Big Takeover plays original music that is rooted in and reverent toward the genres and rhythms of Jamaican pop: reggae, rocksteady, ska. They are devotees of Desmond Dekker and the way the old school did it. At the same time, The Big Takeover crosses lines and blends traditions like global pop fusionists. Their deceptively complex arrangements and big hooks connect with the spirit of Motown and the uptown sophistication of the 21st century retro soul and R&B revival scene.
That rich sound, along with their rigorous performing schedule and studio work, has been paying off. In 2018, the Big Takeover completed a successful 12-state tour. They were enthusiastically received by 10,000 at Omaha’s Jazz on the Green festival. They delivered an outrageously infectious and nuanced acoustic performance on the popular reggae-centric Sugarshack Sessions. Meanwhile, their current standalone single “Rainboots” has scored big with the discerning tastes at National Public Radio.