Long Island’s Premier Alternative Reggae Act One of First Local Groups in Genre to Perform Top Billing at Momentous Venue

pasted image 0-2Huntington, NY (September, 2015) — As the the Summer draws to a close the inevitable back-to-reality feeling is beginning to set in for many and “Back to School” ads are running rampant, but for Long Island’s own in-demand Alternative Reggae sensations Oogee Wawa– that is definitely not the case! As they continue to chase the endless summer with upcoming Labor Day weekend shows at Ocean City, MD’s Caribbean Pool Bar, Riptide Pool Bar, and Kirby’s Red Onion (along with an interview on 98.1FM’s “Irie Radio”), Casino Bar in Davis Park, NY, Dublin Deck in Patchogue NY, and many more…..it’s all leading up to the “main event” as they’ll hit the stage to headline The Paramount in Huntington, NY Saturday, September 26th! (Full Tour Schedule below)

Having played 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, the band released their second LP “More Sand Than Money” this past April. 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 to air on Verizon Fios Channel 1 in the coming weeks! As they prepare to head out on the road for some East Coast college performances later this Fall with a recent endorsement from Korg USA and a new video for hit single “Feelin’ Alive Today” soon to be released, the band that seems to make the live music stage a second home 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.

For the band’s FULL EPK, Click HERE


Garnering praise from the likes of  Long Island Press, Chilled Magazine, I Am Entertainment Magazine, Arena.com, and West Coast Reggae-Rock-Acoustic hotspot ThePier.org who stated on their recent release “Oogee Wawa’s sophomore release is a good one, and they obviously have the potential to become a breakout band in the industry”, Oogee began touring Nationally and spreading their good vibes on both East and West Coasts. In an interview with the Long Island Pulse, the band has aid of themselves “We have gotten a lot of love in the rising reggae rock scene and we take a lot of pride in that. We are working very hard to build up this family of bands from all over the East Coast”.


Upcoming Tour Dates:


Friday, September 4th @ Caribbean Pool Bar, Ocean City, MD

Saturday, September 5th @ Riptide Pool Bar, Ocean City, MD

Sunday, September 6th @ Kirby’s Red Onion, Ocean City, MD

Monday, September 7th @ Casino Bar, Davis Park, NY

Saturday, September 12th @ Dublin Deck, Patchogue, NY

Saturday, September 26th @ The Paramount, Huntington, NY

Friday, October 9th @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall w/Badfish- A Tribute To Sublime, Amityville, NY

Saturday, October 31st @ Brickhouse Brewery, Patchogue, NY

Friday, November 20th @ Napper’s Miller Place, Miller Place, NY

Tuesday, January 12th @ St. John’s Virgin Islands, Saint John, VI

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”, and with their Tour Schedule only gaining momentum for the Fall and Winter months- you won’t want to miss these Long Island sensations as they continue their rise to the top!

For Tickets to Oogee @ The Paramount Saturday, Sept 26th, Click HERE

For more info on the band, VISIT: www.OogeeWawa.com






Christine Gerani

Christine Gerani

Editor of SpotOnMagazine at SpotOnMagazine
Christine Gerani is the Editor of Long Island’s SpotOnMagazine, a website dedicated for lovers of Food, Booze and Music! She's interviewed everyone from Grammy winners to Reality Stars and is Executive Producer of "Bites & Booze with Matthew Kourie." Before that, Christine was a session singer and sang backup for Long Island Pop Star Debbie Gibson. She's performed at countless venue’s including Madison Square Garden, Nassau Coliseum and Wembley Stadium in England. She's recently been a judge at the Long Island Horseradish Festival and was lead judge at the My Country 96.1 Next Big Country Star! For the second year in a row she has been a "WingMan" for New York Best Wings Festival.
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