The Big Takeover

DSP Shows

The Big Takeover

Rebecca and the Soul Shakers

Sat · February 25, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 18 and over

The Big Takeover
The Big Takeover
Since 2007, the New York six-piece The Big Takeover has been fulfilling the mission implied in their name: packing clubs in the city and upstate and building their brand and reputation on the road and in the studio. A far cry from the pop-punk of American ska, The Big Takeover take their cues from Desmond Dekker and the first wave of Jamaican pop music as well as from the soulful energy and sophistication of Motown. At the center of this tight, grooving ensemble is the live-wire singing and deceptively subtle songwriting of the Jamaican-born NeeNee Rushie, a powerhouse performer who makes the audience feel like accomplices more than spectators. Traditional and experimental, The Big Takeover’s global blend reveals deep fluency in reggae and world music, hints of soul, and a pop classicism that is their own thing entirely. In New York’s musically hopping Mid-Hudson Valley, they are only the band around that is welcomed and honored at all the major national-circuit rooms: the indie/experimental haven of BSP in Kingston, the jazz and blues gem that is the Falcon in Marlboro, the classic rock mecca of the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock. The Big Takeover packs them all. On the road, the band has played over 500 shows, sharing stages with The Original Wailers, Jefferson Starship, Eek-a- Mouse, the Slackers and more. The band is currently in the studio working on their fourth full- length record, and planning a national tour to celebrate its release.
Rebecca and the Soul Shakers
Rebecca and the Soul Shakers
Featuring the powerhouse vocals of Rebecca Smith, Rebecca and the Soul Shakers serve up a tasty mix of rootsy, soul drenched American rock and roll. The band's original material combines their love of all music, particularly rock inflected roots and southern soul music.

In January 2017 the band released their second album, "Born To Fly", a collection of 10 original songs co-written by Rebecca and Jim Smith. Recorded at Electric Wilburland with Grammy Award winning engineer Will Russell, this album expands on the bands sound. This second set of songs are stronger, more complex and rich with emotional honestly. Rebecca is literally pouring her heart into each of these tracks, whether they are soulful heartbreakers like "When You Lie To Me" or scorching barn burners like "The Devil That You Know". The band has a fire and energy on these tracks that captures the vibe of their live show.
Venue Information:
The Haunt
702 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY, 14850
http://thehaunt.com/