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Hot nights in Harlem just got a whole lot hotter! Big Sexy Music got seriously sexy at an explosive show at The Shrine on Saturday May 2nd, 2015. The dancing spirits were in the house! The entire night was fire kicking off with Caprice Starbrite and her band Kizmit = wailing rock funk soul, knocking it into overdrive from start to finish. Big Sexy kept it burning and got the crowd on their feet for some brooklyn kisses….

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Seatong “Raven Hancock on Sax, Al Craig on guitar, Carol Johnson and Z Charles and EmZ Big Sexy on vocals Photo by Chante Ramsey

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5.2.15 Big Sexy Music @ The Shrine. Photo by Katrina Libertelli

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5.2.15 Big Sexy Music at The Shrine Photo by Katrina Libertelli

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5.2.15 Big Sexy Music at The Shrine Photo by Katrina Libertelli

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5.2.15 Big Sexy Music @ The Shrine. Photo by Chante Ramsey

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5.2.15 Big Sexy Music @ The Shrine. Photo by Lon Rozelle







Come and get some Big Sexy Music into your life on Saturday May 2nd at The Shrine World Music in Harlem > 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York. Great music all night starting with Caprice Starbrite and Kizmit at 8pm followed by Big Sexy Music at 9pm.

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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

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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



Harlem is the place to be and we are going to get sexy with some Big Sexy Music on Tuesday 12th of November 2013 at The Shrine.

The Shrine > 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard > New York, NY 10030 >(212) 690-7807

Big Sexy Music @ The Shrine > 11.12.13


November 12 @THE SHRINE

Yoshiki Miura Group – Jazz / Funk / Bossa Nova – 6-8pm

Ric Molina Group – Fusion – 8-9pm

EmZ from Australia – Singer Songwriter – 9 – 10pm

Nomadic Wax Collective – Live Hip Hop – 10pm-12am

DJ JP Biamby – 11pm – 3:45am