Listed in Music Connection Magazine as "one of the best unsigned bands to see live" three years in a row (2012-2014), weareTheBigBang are an up and coming soul shakin', groove makin, alt soul band from Los Angeles CA. With a sound combination of Tove...
Listed in Music Connection Magazine as "one of the best unsigned bands to see live" three years in a row (2012-2014), weareTheBigBang are an up and coming soul shakin', groove makin, alt soul band from Los Angeles CA. With a sound combination of Tove Lo meets Fitz and the Tantrums, weareTheBigBang has hit the scene with their unique and alternative take on southern California soul infused pop.
Finishing their last year of education at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, the band became friends and began developing their diverse image and unique sound. They can now be heard on numerous local and internet radio stations (including Kiss FM in NYC and Utica), in the air on Delta Airlines, and on TV (VH1's Mob Wives, Single Ladies, Love and Hip Hop, MTV's Jersey Shore, Teen Wolf, and Snooki and Jwoww, TNT's Boston's Finest, Lifetimes Dance Moms, the CW morning news, and many more).
They've also had the opportunity to get groovy at Bonnaroo, Coachella, SXSW, Make Music Pasadena, Kiis FM's Wango Tango music festival and a private event held by the Recording Academy. Constantly hitting the road with a high energy interactive show, the band has opened for a hand full of talented artists including Allen Stone, Nikka Costa, Lights, Vintage Trouble, The Arkells, Honey Honey, and the Day Lights. They continue to successfully build a strong buzz and create a continuously growing and dedicated fan base with each show they funk up.
They have recently toured London and released a new EP, Smoke in July 2015.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: L.A. based alt soul band by Kristin Downer- #NerdProblems Alt Soul Band weareTheBigBang is sweeping the west coast with their unique sound and amazing vibe. A band who all met at Musicians Institute, trained professionals, are bringing a new sound to the...
weareTheBigBang Blow Up The Scene With “Smoke” EP by RJ Frometa- Vents Magazine Soul-infused indie pop band, weareTheBigBang, released their EP, Smoke, filled with funky guitar licks, feisty vocals and undeniably, danceable rhythms. weareTheBigBang take cues from acts such as...
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: L.A. based alt soul band by Kristin Downer- #NerdProblems Alt Soul Band weareTheBigBang is sweeping the west coast with their unique sound and amazing vibe. A band who all met at Musicians Institute, trained professionals, are bringing a new sound to the industry.
weareTheBigBang Blow Up The Scene With “Smoke” EP by RJ Frometa- Vents Magazine Soul-infused indie pop band, weareTheBigBang, released their EP, Smoke, filled with funky guitar licks, feisty vocals and undeniably, danceable rhythms. weareTheBigBang take cues from acts such as Amy Winehouse and Nina Simone, drawing Motown and rock influences in their fresh and modern approach to pop. Smoke is now available on iTunes.
The sextet made a splash on the LA indie scene with the release of their first single, “Smoke,” quickly garnering attention with their fresh funk-rock sound. Produced by Darryl Swann (Macy Gray, Black Eyed Peas, Mos Def), Smoke confirms the band’s presence with a lively indie-soul sound, comparable to Fitz and The Tantrums. The EP hits the ground running, opening with the single, “No”, packed with a hand-clapping percussion and a bouncy bass line that gets listeners’ heads bopping before singer Elaine Faye’s powerful vocals take command of the song. The third track, “Smoke”, reflects on the eventual end of a relationship as Faye addresses her lover who can’t see “the smoke in the kitchen”. Both singles display weareTheBigBang’s greatest strength: turning heartbreak into upbeat and soulful gems that keep you moving. The fifth and final track, “Running” is the perfect ending note as it looks forward, urging listeners to keep their head up and keep on running, backed by a disco beat that’s updated with their captivating modern style. weareTheBigBang’s Smoke EP uses classic pop music as a starting point and embodies a sound that is timeless and accessible to a wide audience. With this in mind, it follows naturally that the band has gained such a large following in a short amount of time.
Formed as the members were finishing their last year at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, weareTheBigBang have quickly established a name for themselves. Faye shares vocal duties with Cheyenne Jolene, while the rest of the band consists of Luis Munoz (guitar), Oliver Lee (keyboard), Enrique Hinojosa (bass), and Kyle Rector (drums). The band has performed at Make Music Pasadena Fest, KIIS FM’s Wango Tango Music Festival and major festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, and SXSW. weareTheBigBang has shared the stage with acts such as Allen Stone, Lianne La Havas, Nikka Costa, Lights, Vintage Trouble, HoneyHoney, and many more. Their music has been featured on VH1’s Mob Wives, Single Ladies, Love and Hip Hop, MTV’s Teen Wolf, and Snooki and Jwoww, TNT’s Boston’s Finest, Lifetime’s Dance Moms and Bring It, the CW morning news, and many more.
Smoke EP is a welcomed breath of fresh air with a crossover of the classic and the contemporary flair that has fans clamoring for more. You’ll quickly be able to smell the smoke for yourself as this LA band is setting the local music scene ablaze. Be sure to download the Smoke on iTunes and check out more from the band at www.weareTheBigBang.com!
“NO” BY WEARETHEBIGBANG, MUSIC VIDEO REVIEW by Anna Fair- Music Unlabeled “No” by wearetheBigBang is catchy and relatable, and a great song to listen to. The newest single off of their new ep, Smoke, “No” finally has a music video just as catchy and addictive as the song is. You can watch it below.
The song itself is about saying “No,” presumably to an ex that’s trying to come back around. The storyline in the video is about a trainer that bullies his trainees with something called the “No Lifestyle Diet.” It’s a funny, intriguing storyline fit for an addictive and fun song.
The first thing that you notice is that it’s not like any music video you normally see on VH1’s Top 40 Countdown. The music video for “No” is more unique, with its own style that can’t be compared to anything else. Though there are elements of the styles gone by. The workout scenes in the gym are very reminiscent of a late’80s or ‘90s work out video, for example. But despite influences and reminders, the style of weareTheBigBang is entirely unique and their own.
The cinematography is great, flashing between different scenes to keep your attention and give you a bigger picture. While the story and the song don’t connect a hundred percent, the music video is very fun to watch and matches up with overall feel of the song quite nicely.