Leah Tirado- vocals/ Kyle Rightley- guitar/ Jeff Weiss- bass/ Peter Baggenstoss- keys/ Joey B. Banks- drums/ Jamie Kember- trombone/ David Buss- baritone and alto sax/ Jon Schipper- trumpet/ Pete Ross- tenor sax
The Big Payback is an award-winning Funk/Rock/R&B band featuring the soulful vocals of Leah Isabel Tirado and a smoking horn section. Both the band’s hard-hitting originals and classic covers get the crowd dancing, energizing them just as much as the musicians themselves. With an infectious appeal that cuts across generations, Payback is a party you won’t want to miss.
The band burst onto the Madison music scene by winning Isthmus’ Band to Band Combat in 2011. That same year, they released Overture, their debut album, which won three Madison Area Music Awards (MAMAs) in 2012. Their 2013 single “Romeo Knows” became a finalist for the 2014 MAMAs Jazz Song of the Year. In 2014, Jazz at Five featured the group on its main stage, and the band is currently in the process of recording its second album. Over the past five years, The Big Payback’s infectious sound and high-energy show have made the band a tried-and-true favorite.
The Big Payback brings together some of the Midwest’s finest musicians, who can also be heard performing with Youngblood Brass Band, Harmonious Wail, Steely Dane, Weapons of Mass Defunktion, Grupo Candela, and Vic Ferrari’s Symphony on the Rocks. The band’s ambitious original tunes highlight the virtuosity of each instrumentalist. In addition, The Payback proudly teaches, giving performances and delivering master classes at schools and universities throughout the Midwest.
For more information on The Big Payback, please visit www.bigpaybackmusic.com.