Emergency Service
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Emergency Service

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
Band Pop Reggae




"B-Live Entertainment"

Reggae/Rock/Hip Hop Wonderment:

We love to support local bands, but we'd be into these guys even if they weren't from New York. They're really talented and have skipped right over known musical boundaries and created their own lyrical smoothie. They have soulful MC stylings, rythmical reggae-rock jams, and even a jazzy trumpet and keyboard to bring that electro-funk feel. Seriously, what's not to love. Awesome music, lots of love and energy, and they're hot. - B-Live Entertainment.com

"Time Out New York"

Emergency Service's "reggae-toned hip-hop recalls Arrested Development" - Time Out New York

"Emergency Service: Independent Music"

Widely viewed as “up and coming” from New York City, Emergency Service will be playing on the east coast of the United States. They have enlisted a public relations manager in Sarah Wolff who is putting out the word on this interesting group.

Billed as a fusion group that puts together rock, hip-hop, jazz, funk and reggae, ES has created dozens of songs. Newcomers can get a taste of their work on The Better Days EP, an effort that grew over the past four years from a duo start on open mike nights. Go back to 2006 to hear some earlier items from This Emergency….

With seven members and a strong sound, Emergency Service kicks into such tunes as “If You Find” with reggae and hip hop in front of some strong horns. “Takes Me Back” has a more soulful start. The trumpet gives the song a rhythm-and-blues feel that carries throughout the song. Interesting background vocals stand apart from the hip hop lead singer.

Emergency Service music is the product of Sam Rivers – guitar, vocals; Ed Matos – vocals; Chris Norton – trumpet; George Oberndorfer – bass; Dan Policar – keyboards; Ben Bynum – drums; Melissa Acosta – vocals. They are appearing in various Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New York venues in April and May. - Indie Update



The Better Days EP (2008)

This Emergency... (2006)



Emergency Service is a New York City-based band with music that fuses the relaxed vibes of reggae, the consciousness of hip-hop, the rhythm and groove of funk, and the energy of the city it calls home. With upbeat and thought-provoking songs that feature memorable hooks and a positive message, Emergency Service blends a number of genres to create a brand of music all its own.

Time Out New York says Emergency Service's "reggae fused hip-hop recalls Arrested Development," and over the past three years the band has brought that musical fusion and its explosive live show to some of the premiere venues in New York and around the Northeast, opening for a number of nationally and internationally touring acts, and playing to crowds that that love the energy and sound of songs they can’t help but sing along to.

Emergency Service has had its music featured on MTV, has played a number of festivals and benefit concerts, and has been recognized by a number of different organizations for both its music as well as its desire to give back to the community.

In 2006, Emergency Service released its first album, “This Emergency,” which was followed by an EP, “The Better Days,” in 2008. The band’s new full-length album, “Things Worth Fighting For,” was co-produced by Jim Fox (Rebelution, SOJA, Inner Circle, Groundation) and was released on March 15, 2011 at Canal Room (NYC).

Emergency Service continues to play frequently in NYC and around the East Coast with the goal of bringing its music and message to as many people as it can...