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The Big Takeover
Jan 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm| $10.00
The Big Takeover is currently NeeNee Rushie (lead vocals), Rob Kissner (bass), Chas Montrose (saxophone), Andrew Vogt (trombone), Jose Lopez (guitar), Lora Cohan (keys), and Hector Becerra (drums). They’ve been making hips sway since late 2007 after their formation in the hopping college town of New Paltz, NY, where NeeNee was a college freshman and acclimating to NYC after her move from her home country of Jamaica. Jose Lopez and Lora Cohan both attended SUNY New Paltz as music majors, but the rest of the band’s talent is completely raw and natural. They started playing small venues (bars, house parties, parks, private events) and in 2008, the band was asked to open for The Wailers when they came to Poughkeepsie to play Chance Theater. Soon later, they took off playing all around NYC at various notable venues with equally notable acts. With two albums under their belt – “Following Too Close” (2008) and “Tale of My Life” (2011), soon to be released “Children of Rhythm” is sure to live up to the anticipation that fans have been building up for the past couple years.