Faculty Adventure Group: The Big Takeover reggae & ska band playing at The Falcon’s outdoor stage, Marlboro, Fri. Sept. 11, 7:00 p.m.

Date: Friday, September 11
Time:  7:00 p.m. (or email facultycenter@newpaltz.edu for carpool options, masks on, windows open)
Location: 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY
Here’s the form to make a reservation:
Some tables have been reserved already – if you would like to join one of ours, email facultycenter@newpaltz.edu
Here is the Facebook event and the wording of it:
The Falcon Outdoor Stage!

1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY

Performance at 7:30pm
No tickets. No cover. Donations encouraged!
– Outdoor dining service and hours are weather dependent.
– Indoor restrooms will be accessible.
– Please reserve your table, as space is limited
– Standing room is not allowed at this time.
– In order to reopen, The Falcon’s Outdoor Beer Garden must maintain social distancing parameters, with all tables spaced six feet apart.
– Both staff and customers must wear face coverings when not seated.
“The Big Takeover heats up its classic reggae and ska stylings with a horn-powered Motown bounce and pop verve straight from the 1960s and ’70s.” – PULSE
Nee Nee Rushie – Lead vocals
Rob Kissner – Bass
Guthrie Lord – Guitar
Chas Montrose – Sax
Andrew Vogt – Trombone
Batuhan Attila – Drums
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.
That rich sound, along with their rigorous performing schedule and studio work, has been paying off. In 2018, the Big Takeover completed a successful 12-state tour. They were enthusiastically received by 10,000 at Omaha’s Jazz on the Green festival. They delivered an outrageously infectious and nuanced acoustic performance on the popular reggae-centric Sugarshack Sessions. Meanwhile, the band has faired well with National Public Radio- making stops into NPR stations all around the US.
The band’s latest single is a cover of Sophia George’s 1985 Dancehall hit – “Girlie Girlie” – it was recorded as part of a UK compilation album containing 40 covers of classic Trojan Records hits from artists across the world. It was produced by Manuel Quintana (Rachel Yamagata, Robbie Dupree, among others) & Rob Kissner, and mixed by Grammy Award Winning engineer Danny Blume.

Girlie Girlie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3IN4YsOJEY