The dynamic duo of Nicky Guiland and Casey Benjamin – – aka HEAVY – – are busy breathing fresh new life into music with their vibrant synthesis of soul, pop, hip-hop and rock. Hailing from the rich hotbed of musical heritage that is Jamaica, Queens, NY, the two have seized the baton from their wide range of influences, from Rotary Connection and Herbie Hancock to N*E*R*D and No Doubt, mixed in a bit of ’80’s nostalgia and emerged with an undeniably unique and timely sound. With Nicky drawing favorable comparisons to a young Chaka Khan (and of course Minnie), and Casey playing off Nicky’s etherealisms on keys and with his distinctive production, HEAVY updates the Groove Theory model of the ‘power duo’ to fantastic results with seemingly limitless possibilities.

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