THE BIG TAKEOVER Fronted by charismatic
THE BIG TAKEOVER
Fronted by charismatic Jamaican-born singer and songwriter Nee Nee Rushie, this seven-piece band from the Hudson Valley plays original music that is rooted in and reverent towards 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.