Long Island’s Premiere Alternative Reggae / Hip-hop Rockers Fresh off gigs with Ballyhoo! in NJ, MD, VA, and NC Ready for New Single Release
Long Island, NY (June, 2016) — Fresh off performing with Ballyhoo at the Montauk Music Festival, touring FL for “Coldcock Whiskey Presents”, and opening for legendary British Reggae All-Stars Steel Pulse – Long Island’s own Oogee Wawa – who made history headlining The Paramount in Huntington, NY to a roaring crowd of over 1,200 in late September 2015 as the first unsigned headliners to rock the venue and has been gaining momentum hitting bigger venues all over the U.S. are excited to announce the release of their brand new single “Palm Trees” on July 1st!
2016 got off to an exciting start for Oogee Wawa, who headed out on their Island Hopper Tour in January, hitting stops in FL and the U.S. Virgin Islands to spread their Hip-hop infused reggae vibes along the way. Having played in the past with the likes of Slightly Stoopid, SOJA, Sublime with Rome, The Dirty Heads, The Wailers, Badfish, Ballyhoo!, Passafire, rocking the 2015 Beer Fields Craft Beer & Music Festival alongside Collie Buddz, and hitting the road with a touring schedule of over 200 shows a year, Oogee released their second LP “More Sand Than Money” in April of 2015. After rocking with 311, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and The Green at The Great South Bay Music Festival this past July and the Long Beach International Film Festival’s “Taste On the Beach” in August, the band also filmed a LIVE taping of “Rick’s Rising Stars” at Revolution Bar & Music Hall which aired on Verizon Fios Channel 1! Continuing with more Long Island performances and a stop over in Ocean City, MD in early September, the band filmed an episode of “Live It Up!” with Donna Drake at IndiMusic TV Studios and did an interview with Orlando at 94.3 The Shark promoting their Paramount headliner, and even rocked NYC’s famed The Bitter End in December.
With a recent endorsement from Korg USA and a new video for hit single “Feelin’ Alive Today” released via Raised Fist Propaganda, the band that seems to make the live music stage a second home still has a ton in store! Before officially starting Oogee Wawa- MC Jesse Lee Roenbeck of Centereach, JP Aceto on guitar and vocals of Baiting Hollow, Chad Chadwick on bass of Selden, and Nick Loiodice on drums and vocals of Smithtown were friends just messing around playing the bar scene so many Long Island musicians know and clamor to on nights and weekends to get a little bit of that adrenaline pumping, big-or-small crowd cheering rush that comes with performing live. Forming in 2008, the band began playing consistent shows to ever-growing crowds before the release of their first LP- 2012’s “Ride Waves”, and as their momentum got going they quickly became the island’s in-demand alternative reggae act from Long Beach to Montauk.
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Having released a teaser of “Palm Trees” on social media, the band’s Long Island roots don’t stray far from their songwriting prowess. Drummer Loiodice bellows “I wish there were palm trees on 495, ‘cause when the clouds come around it’s the positivity that I need” on a smooth track that will make their listeners, like most LIers, happy that Summer is on its way!
As Creative Control Magazine recently put it- “To hold a successful party, you need loud, invigorating music that will fulfill the host’s one requirement: to keep the party going all night long. To complete this mission, there’s no better band than Oogee Wawa”. Its safe to say that they accomplished this mission a few times over with their headlining debut at The Paramount as the first unsigned act, potentially paving the way for future independent artists/bands to make the stride! And as their tour schedule brings them more momentum in these Winter and upcoming Spring 2016 months, it seems Oogee Wawa will continue to break new ground as they perform for bigger and bigger audiences.
Get ready for “Palm Trees” on July 1st!
For more info on the band, VISIT: www.OogeeWawa.com
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