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ABOUT

Payback is a performing musical workshop (no long-term commitment to membership) whose members have decades of musical and performance experience. Our core material is vocal music from Classic Soul and Funk repertoire from the 1960's-70's era. We have also decades of experience in horn-based repertoire such as James Brown, Tower of Power, Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, Earth Wind & Fire, etc. We're reaching for that authentic feel, and respect for those great arrangers and arrangements. We'll mine deep for album cuts, artists' repertoires, B-sides. Various musical styles as listed.

Screen name:
Payback
Member since:
Feb 12 2010
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Age:
50 years

Influences

Soul, Funk, Stax, Motown, Philly, Memphis, Muscle Shoals, Macon, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, James Brown, Sly & Family Stone, War, Teddy Pendergrass, Temptations, Four Tops, Rufus & Chaka Kahn, Staples Singers, Stevie Wonder, Four Tops, Luther Vandross, Gladys Knight & Pips, Bobby Womack, Curtis Mayfield, Impressions, Betty Wright, Syl Johnson, Dyke & the Blazers, Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Mandrill, Millie Jackson, Betty Wright, Carla Thomas, Wilson Pickett, Bobby Byrd, Luther Ingram, Spinners, O'Jays, Gerry Butler, Commodores, Barry White, Isaac Hayes, David Porter, Booker T & MG's, Johnny Taylor, Gwen McRae, George McCrae, Tavarez, Isley Brothers, Main Ingredient, Chi-Lites, Maze & Frankie Beverley, Love Unlimited Orchestra, MFSB, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Clarence Carter, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Cymande, Meters, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Tyrone, Davis, Archie Bell & Drells, Percy Sledge, Dramatics, Eddie Floyd, Chuck Brown & Soul Searchers, Jean Knight, Natalie Cole, Anita Baker, Jackie Wilson, Heatwave, Rare Earth, Average White Band, Ray Charles, Chicago Transit Authority, Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, Blood Sweat & Tears, Electric Flag, Billy Preston, Grassroots, Lou Rawls, Lionel Richie, Delfonics, Freddie Jackson, Lighthouse, KC & the Sunshine Band, Bee Gees, Third World, Bob Marley, Boz Scaggs, Narada Michael Walden, Slave, Gap Band, Intruders, Skull Snaps, contemporary popular R&B, current hits.

Members Of Band

Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Female lead Vocalists, Male lead Vocalists. Background Vocalists (two/three-part harmonies). Brass and Woodwinds.

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha Drums, Zildjian cymbals
LP Percussion, Matador Congas
MusicMan, Fender, Sadowsky Basses, Ampeg bass amplifiers
Gibson Guitars, Marshall & Fender amplifiers and cabinets
Hammond, Oberheim Keyboards, Leslie & Motion Sound keyboard amplifiers.Yamaha 16-channel mixing console, QSC power amplifier, Mackie tops & subs, JBL monitors

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

New Members

Other projects / bands to present

Private Event

As "Paycut"

Wedding

Three Sets

Private Event

Dine to Classic Soul, Reggae, Calypso

Private event

35 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Private Event

Show time 10PM until 2AM. No cover charge. Three sets. Good food and drinks. Classic Soul and Funk.

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