The Big Takeover
“The Big Takeover's sound channels melodic, big band arrangements of 60s and 70s soul music, with high-energy grooves of popular Jamaican music."
"A retro earworm, delightful and self-assured."
- Atwood Magazine
“The Big Takeover channels late-night retro vibes with ‘Shy.’”
“Their performance stands alongside memorable recent shows by
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and Lake Street Dive. Spectacular."
- Wyoming Pubic Radio
“Think back to the Desmond Dekker era of Jamaican pop and you’re on the right track. But the Big Takeover would be equally at home in the Motor City — especially if the Spinners and the Slackers magically ended up on the same bill.”
“With songwriting, this band unleashes creativity with a celebratory grandeur.”
- Poughkeepsie Journal
The Big Takeover has shared the stage with such acts as:
The Wailers, Sister Sparrow & Dirty Birds, Toots & The Maytals, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, The Meditations, English Beat, Jefferson Starship, Ryan Montbleau, Pete Seeger, John Brown’s Body, The Slackers, Beres Hammond, Sister Nancy, & many others.
Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, Burlington VT
Sugarshack Sessions, Bonita Springs FL
Bud Light Reggae Fest (headline), West Dover VT
Jazz On The Green, Omaha NE
World One Festival, El Cerrito CA
Mountain Jam Festival, Bethel NY
Nectar's, Burlington VT
Helsinki Hudson, Hudson NY
Asheville Music Hall, Asheville NC
Garcia's, Port Chester NY
"Shy" - Official Music Video
"Rainboots" - at Sugarshack Sessions
Love Understands - (Live at BSP Kingston)
Aquarius Entertainment, Alex Storm
One In A Million Media, Jillian Santella / Billy Cook
The Simon Says Booking, Sue Paquet
Full Live Session at Audiotree, Chicago