THE BIG PAYBACK- A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JAMES BROWN.
The Big Payback is a ten piece, musical powerhouse, dedicated to recreating the music of James Brown as accurately and as passionately as possible.
No stone is left unturned! Their repertoire is filled with all the classic hits you know and love, as well as tons of J.B.’s rarities and B sides.
Splits, hits, turns, and segues, it’s all here! With so much emphasis on authenticity, even the Godfather would have to jump back and kiss himself. The most cynical of cynics will have their minds blown and their hearts warmed from the second the beat drops until they’re left exhausted, sweaty, and smiling hours later.
This is truly something to behold, people! It’s exactly what you would and should expect from a top notch tribute band.
The Big Payback ain't messin’ around. Mother Popcorn, Super Bad, Soul Power, I Feel Good, Pass the Peas, Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag, Sex Machine!!!! You name it, you got it!! All of ‘em, live and in your face, with as much energy as you can possibly stand.
Ten of the most talented musicians from the Mid-Atlantic region bringing you the closest thing to the real thing, The Big Payback.
No wigs, no gimmicks, no clichés. An honest, painstakingly researched, representation of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown and his band, at their musical peak. Can you stand it?
**Super high energy stage show!**
**Covers the 64’ – ’76 period.**
**10 piece band includes- Two drummers/ 2 guitar players/ bass/ keys/ 3 piece horn section/ dynamic front man.**
**Choreographed stage show.**
"Voted Best Virginia Live Performance by Peter McElhinney."- Stlye Weekly Year in Review
Kelli Strawbridge- Vocals
Charles Arthur- Guitar, Vocals
Frank Jackson- Guitar
Todd Herrington- Bass
Brian Mahne- Keys
Scott Lewis- Drums
Jason Arce- Sax
Charles Gregory- Trumpet
Regi Pace- Trombone, Vocals
"James Brown is on Polydor, we are not!"
Voted Best Virginia Live Performance by Peter McElhinney, Stlye Weekly Year in Review.
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"High-pitched screams and sheer energy accompanied by the full-frontal funkiness of an accomplished ..."High-pitched screams and sheer energy accompanied by the full-frontal funkiness of an accomplished band!"
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"The Big Payback, a fittingly celebratory tribute to the late James Brown, delivered at a furious ro..."The Big Payback, a fittingly celebratory tribute to the late James Brown, delivered at a furious rock pace!"
*The Big Payback will gladly work with any buyer to accommodate song or set-list requests. That being said, here is an example of a standard set-list.
1) PAYBACK > BROTHA RAP > AIN'T IT FUNKY
2) GOOD FOOT
3) I FEEL GOOD
4) TRY ME
5) PAPA DON'T TAKE NO MESS > MY THANG
6) THERE IT IS > MAKE IT FUNKY
7) SEX MACHINE
1) NEW DAY > SUPER BAD
2) I GOT THE FEELIN'
3) PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG
4) GIVE IT UP TURN IT LOOSE
6) SAY IT LOUD
7) GET UP GET INTO IT > SOUL POWER
8) PASS THE PEAS
*Encore- GET UP OFFA DAT THING
There are no upcoming dates at this time.