Music for the Mind and Body
“BMSM might be one of my favorite bands on the planet. With a horn section to kill for, a drummer that can put me in a beat coma instantly, and a knack for hitting grooves in a pantsless stride, they aren't easy to ignore,”
-Joel Frieders, SYFFAL.com
For a band with no lead singer, Big Mean Sound Machine has character in spades. When assembled from a selection of the finest, well-lubricated, musically brilliant components, the resulting machine is the sonic equivalent of a positive feeling. “The embodiment of feeling… delicious,” writes Frieders. People dance when a rhythm moves them, and there’s no defying instinct when Big Mean Sound Machine is on stage.
Anyone who has experienced the band in action knows that their performances are the heaviest and sweatiest. “Incorporating Caribbean, African, and Latin sounds and everything in between, these musicians sound as though they’ve been playing together since the sandbox days. They transition effortlessly from a collective... to riveting soloists, and when [they’re] not playing simultaneously, those who are stepping aside are jamming out as if they were in the crowd with the rest of us,” says Mary Mistretta, of UpstateLIVE. A polyrhythmic monster with a crisp, constant, unrelenting groove, the band brings together many musical traditions in a unique blend that reinterprets and reanimates live dance music unlike any other band playing today.
TNR is a 9-piece funk band, committed to resurrecting old school soul with modern originality. Arrangements by the talented Jesse Baskin, a horn section complete with seasoned jazz players, a pocket rhythm section, and powerhouse lead vocals by Aubrey Haddard bring the house down. Known for their stellar live performances, The New Review captivates audiences with tasteful melodies and raw energy. TNR released their debut self titled album in March 2015, and will be recording their sophomore album in fall of 2016.