Biography: The Big Payback
The Big Payback is a ten piece musical powerhouse dedicated to recreating the music of James Brown as accurately and 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 is not 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 in the Mid-Atlantic 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?
The Big Payback features a super high energy stage show covering the Godfather of Soul’s 1964-1976 period. The 10 piece band includes two drummers, two guitar players, a three piece horn section and a dynamic front man. The band also works costume changes, a choreographed stage show and plenty of audience interaction, even featuring an authentic caped finale.
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