COLONY and UPSTATE REGGAE PRESENT:
Woodstock Reggae Fair featuring The Big Takeover & Royal Khaoz!!
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498
The Big Takeover
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.
Reggae Fusion takes on new meaning and captivating energy whenever Royal Khaoz shows up. Formed in the Bronx by Jamaican natives, the band as crafted a stamp of versatility and vibrance - as a vehicle to spread their vibe through music. Sharing a great number of stages with renowned artists of the craft, Royal Khaoz possesses the ability to provide an emotionally charged performance that commands your participation in the experience; all grounded by tantalizing reggae beats at the heart, and a variety of influences incorporated.
Fresh off a west coast tour with popular dancehall/pop artist Kranium, the band is even more eager to share their experience through performances. An upcoming second album is slated to be released later this year - exhibiting the metamorphosis since their last project. Their last EP "Release the Pressure" stands as a precursor to the upcoming projects.