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The Big Social Summer Takeover at Garcia’s

June 23, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

We start a 4 show run with The Big Takeover with the first at Garcia’s at The Cap.

Black Rock Social

Black Rock Social is a phenomenal 5 piece powerhouse, bringing more fire to the stage than ever before. Their rootsy soul vibe, and heavy bass lines, combined with multiple harmonies, and blistering guitar & sax solos, separate Black Rock Social from every other reggae band. Their high energy approach, and positive stage presence, provide an unforgettable show for any music fan. Performance highlights include a sold out show with Steel Pulse, CT Style on WTNH, Bacon & Brew Fest, and sit ins from Josh David Barrett(lead singer of The Wailers), Pete Francis(Dispatch), Jen Durkin(Deep Banana Black Out), Chris Simmons(Russell Band) & Hayley Jane. Be on the look out for their upcoming debut albumn


Darian Cunning-guitar & lead vox

Mike Tepper – bass

Cassidy Abbott – sax & vox

Nick Yost – keys & vox

Jocelyn Pleasant – drums & percussion


The Big Takeover
Whether live or recorded, the Big Takeover never fails to captivate an audience. Using a fusion of their own innovative originals with crowd favorites, they have kept audiences jamming from the first note to the last since their debut in 2007. Fronted by Jamaican-born singer & songwriter Neenee Rushie, the band is backed by a skin-tight rhythm section- and a two-piece horn section whose parts radiate somewhat of a classic edge in soaring leads. The band has performed well over 500 shows, sharing the stage with acts such as: The Original Wailers, Jefferson Starship, Sam Kinninger of Soulive, Inner Circle, Pete Seeger, Badfish, Taurrus Riley, The Meditations, Eek-a-Mouse, Groundation and West Bound Train, Norma Fraiser, The Pietasters, Tarrus Riley, Innervisions, Sister Nancy, and Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams- to name a few. Having three full-length records under their belt- the band continues to seek out & expand to new audiences and introduce them to their versatile & soulful brand of flavor. The band is currently in the studio working on their fourth full-length record, with plans to be touring nationally upon its’ release.
Stay tuned for up-to-date information!



June 23, 2016
8:30 pm


Black Rock Social