Since emerging in 1996, the CCB has been tearing up the underground New York reggae scene with sold-out performances at some of the city's hottest venues. Their annual Bob Marley Birthday Tributes are one the most popular reggae events in the country. The group's ability to play a wide variety of idioms, an inspired group of special guests, and their celebration of herban life and music have earned CCB legions of inspired local fans, headline status at Boston's Freedom Rally and the Seattle Hempfest, their own headline tent at this summers Catalpa Festival and gigs backing diverse artists from Rita Marley to George Clinton.
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Sublime Williamsburg Park After-Party
CCB REGGAE ALL-STARS w/Sp. Guest Junior Toots (Son of Toots Hibbert - Toots & The Maytals)
--- TOP SHOTTA BAND --- 10-Piece Foundation Reggae, Dub + Dancehall
Friday, August 24, 2012
Brooklyn BowlDoors: 6:00pm / Show: 8:00pm
Advance: $10 / Day of Show: $10
This event is 21+
Top Shotta is Brooklyn's newest all instrumental rockers reggae/dub outfit. Led by trumpeter/producer djMush1 (formerly of the Slackers, Murphy's Law, Fireproof, The Scorchers, & currently of Tunnel One Radio [WNYU 89.1fm NYC], Al Paragus HQ studios/When Dance Was Nice, and the Hungry March Band), the band features a 3-pc horn section (Mush1 [tpt], Kevin Birk [trombone], and Seth Paris [tenor sax, and also of No Small Money Brass Band). The band also features a full 4-man riddum section, featuring Patrick Meyer [drums], Steve Cappecci [bass], Ari Chersky [guitar], and Ice [keyboard], as well as two percussion players (Mike Torres and Charlie Ferguson). Top Shotta hits the listener with a wall of sound, featuring horn-laden rockers reggae wet with reverb, echo and DUB.
Top Shotta Band now also features the vocal stylings of the great foundation dancehall singer Peter Ranks (of Barry G's Wha Dat Sound, as well as Sons Junior and Terrorist Sound). Top Shotta brings new life to classic riddums with inventive soloing and heavy percussion, as well as the unique vocals of dancehall legend Peter Ranks.
With the spontaneity of a jazz outfit and featuring all danceable riddums, as well as one of Jamaica's greatest cultural dancehall singers, each Top Shotta performance is a unique and one-time only event - come hear for yourself!