The Big Pill

The Big Pill

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Biography

"It is a joy to host the House of Blues Radio Hour because I get to discover new bands to play on the air and to engage for the stages at our clubs. The Big Pill is my new favorite emerging group. I haven't heard a sound this funky, fat and varied for many years. Their material and their patented mixed method of delivery is truly impressive. All of us at House of Blues look forward to an ongoing professional relationship with The Big Pill and we have no doubt that their success will be huge."

Dan Aykroyd aka Elwood Blues
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The Big Pill, an eight piece band with a unique eclectic sound that mixes various types of music to create something all its own, plays agressive lounge or Big Band Neo Funk. One of the best live party bands in Southern California, The Big Pill hails from Pasadena (home of the Rose Bowl). Their unified rhythm hybrid of musical styles begins with an experienced out front drummer "All day" Joey K. singing lead vocals; guitarist "Slick" Nick Lewis; bassist/vocalist Corey "C-money" McCormick; Turntablist/vocalist "the motivational speaker" DJ True 129; percussionist/vocalist Gabe " Chankla Funk" Velasquez. The three piece horn section or "Tall Section"; saxophonist "Killa" Jake Wilson, trombonist Chase "The Captain" Bland, and barritone saxophonist Derek "D-Sharp" Ludwig. The Big Pill is able to take eight different visions and package them all into one band. LA Times Weekend Calendar Editor, Kevin Bronson refers to them as "genre mashers".

Discography

The Big Pill (2002), Eight Active Ingredients (ep 2002), Maximum Strength (ep 2003), End of an Era (2004), The Overdose Album (2005)

Set List

We have over 35 original songs. Set lists and length of sets depend on the type of show. We are capable of playing a short set (20-30 mins), or longer sets (45-60 mins). Cover songs include: I Got a Women (Ray Charles), Driven To Tears (The Police), Signed Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder), I Shot the Sheriff (Bob Marley)