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Genres You Will Love
Reggae: Rocksteady Moods: Mood: Fun Moods: Mood: Upbeat World: Reggae Reggae: Pop-Reggae

By Location
United States - New York United States - NY - Upstate NY United States - United States

Links
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The Big Takeover

Since their arrival, The Big Takeover, a reggae/ska/roots band, has hit the ground running and never glanced back. September 2008 marked the release of their debut album, "Following Too Close," (Takeover Productions). Furthering their upward trajectory, the sextet also opened for Bob Marley's former backup band, The Wailers, at the Chance in Poughkeepsie and Jefferson Starship at The Egg, in Albany . Formed in December 2007, The Big Takeover draws enthusiastic audiences with their lively shows and memorable performances. The band's sets include the perfect fusion of familiar reggae favorites and their own hypnotic, danceable rhythms. Helmed by lead singer Neenee Rushie, who originally hails from Jamaica , the band consists of bassist Rob Kissner, drummer Sam Tritto, guitarist Jon Klenk, trombonist Andy Vogt, and saxophonist Chas Montrose. "This is not a bunch of lazy hippie jammers moonlighting as yet another Bob Marley cover band: The Big Takeover leans much harder toward reggae’s more up-tempo parents, ska and rocksteady." (Peter Aaron, Roll Magazine) .

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