January 23rd, 2022 8:30pm Stage 2
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NYC-based pop-soul group weaves together stories of modern love and life as they navigate through their 20s. With influences like Prince, Emily King, and Lianne La Havas, Big Stuff pushes the boundaries of contemporary pop music with their lyrical and soul-infused sound.
Their debut EP Call It Nostalgia was released in October 2020. The project served as an introduction to the group and their laid-back funk aesthetic. With an acute attention to lyrical detail and harmonic movement, Call It Nostalgia set the tone for the rest of Big Stuff’s discography. In collaboration with NYU’s Village Records, Big Stuff added a bit more vocal power with Can’t Sleep, a captivating and soulful tune, mixed and mastered by Grammy-award winning engineer JC Losada. Following close behind was the group’s fan favorite single, Overtime. Big Stuff took a detour in the summer of 2021, releasing a more pop-centric EP Silver Screen, featuring a light-hearted cover of Paul Simon’s You Can Call Me Al.
Zacchae’us Paul was born on November 20, 1998, in Atlanta, Georgia. During his high school years, he excelled in the chorus and Jazz band. He has toured the US and Canada with Puerto Rican singer-songwriter “ILE” and has worked with “Music in the Park ATL” music festival from 2015 till present day. In 2017 he started his own festival called “Come Back Jazz Festival”. After high school, he decided to study Latin music in San Juan, Puerto Rico at Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico and now Full Sail University in Winter park, Florida. In late 2017 he founded a company entitled “WETHEHANG LLC”. With this company, he began to start monthly jam sessions and midnight shows with his big band that featured local artists/bands. Inspired by the likes of Snarky Puppy, Kendrick Lamar and Marvin Gaye. Paul self-released his debut EP “TWLG” in late 2016, followed by a few singles in 2017 - 2019 such as GMM, Autumn Leaves, Might Not Get it, Hadiya’s Idea and Colored Girls World.