November was a fervently fantastic and festive month for EmZ Big Sexy Music with a number of fabulous rehearsals at Funkadelic Studios and sexy shows covering the breadth of New York City. The Big Sexy Crew graced Manhattan stages from the Highline Ballroom on 16th street to The Shrine in hip Harlem and of course our favorite stompin ground the New Amsterdam Music Association. Big Sexy nights, lots of sweet and vicious music and a whole lot of soul…
Your Big Sexy host for the Night
Big Sexy Music @ Highline Ballroom
EmZ Big Sexy Music getting sexy at the Highline Ballroom
On November 5th EmZ was invited to host the CD release party for Witness a Downfall’s new CD “Lessons in the Making” at The Highline Ball Room. A beautiful venue with pristine sound, EmZ introduced a stellar line up of hard hitting musical acts including Big Sexy Music, Grand Electric, More than Fate, Burial Park, We Fall As Heroes and Witness a Downfall. Check out the interview with all the bands from the night below:
On the 12th of November we went uptown to the The Shrine. Located in Harlem at 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, The Shrine is a smashing venue for live world music of all descriptions. It was the first time the Big Sexy Crew had the pleasure of performing at this lively joint and boy did we rock it. We laid down the cool jazz vibe and we also got pretty rock and roll keeping the crowd hot on a chilly November Night. Many of the members from the New Amsterdam Music Association came out to support us which was beautiful.
The Shrine > Tuesday 12th November 2013
EmZ Big Sexy Music at The Shrine
EmZ Big Sexy Music at the Shrine Photo by Steph Walker
With a perfect ending to the month we celebrated birthday’s and the oncoming of winter at the New Amsterdam Music Association‘s “Ladies Night” on November 30th. In a celebration of the feminine the evening was dedicated to the ladies of NAMA and a talented line up of women who took the stage for improvised vocal jams and a good old fashioned soul sister shakedown. The president of NAMA Antionette Hamlin celebrate her birthday with a song and we were also fortunate to have Carol Johnson on stage, an original singer from The Marvelettes, who performed Mr.Postman. The highlight of the evening was when eight female vocalists took to the stage with mics in hand to do an acappella wail which brought down the house. A great night indeed!
New Amsterdam Music Association Ladies Night: From left to right >Carol Johnson, Steph Walker, Z Charles, Marya Lawrence Heart, Caprice Starbright, Antionette Hamlin and EmZ
Singing with the Ladies at NAMA