Having just dropped their newest single “Give Up the Ganja” feat. J Randy as The Pier’s “Leak of the Week” and tearing through FL for the Reggae Rise Up Music Festival, New York’s Oogee Wawa recently announced another string of upcoming March dates along with the highly anticipated release of their brand new EP “High N Tight” at the end of the month, and EP Release Show Saturday, April 1st at Recipe 7 (275 New York 25A #33, Miller Place, NY 11764)!
2016 was an exciting year for the band, who headed out on their Island Hopper Tour in January, hitting stops in FL and the U.S. Virgin Islands, then conquering a string of epic shows which included opening for reggae legends Steel Pulse, a string of dates with fellow reggae-rockers Ballyhoo!, the Rocks Off Concert Cruise with The Movement, and taking the Main Stage at the Sayville Seafood Festival. The band also launched a Summer Singles Series releasing new tunes “Waiting on the Sunrise” with TreeHouse, “Palm Trees”, “Finding Fame” ft. Bumpin Uglies, and “Just Another Day”.
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.
Sat. March 18th @ 1 Oak on Elm w/The Elovators & The Feel Goods , Manchester, NH
Fri. March 24th @ The 8×10 w/Higher Education & Never Ending Fall, Baltimore, MD
Saturday, April 1st @ Recipe 7 (EP RELEASE SHOW!), Miller Place, NY
For More Info on the Band, VISIT: www.OogeeWawa.com