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Casey (stutzmcgee) Benjamin & Nicky (Ampersand Jones) Guiland = HEAVy, a mind boggling mix of rock, soul and pop chock full of quirk and irony that is uniquely their own.

The Jamaica Queens, NY natives carry on the “power-duo” tradition of singer and producer, pulling influences from across the spectrum, Herbie Hancock, Rotary Connection, The Police, Prince to name a few.

Nicky, half Trini - half Jamaican, was born on stage. After years of dance training in local and professional programs, she grew tired of the restrictive discipline and at age 12 showed promise with vocal arts. Casey, Grenadian/ Panamanian, grew up with music all around. His fathers extensive record collection encouraged Casey’s musical aptitude and by age 8 the self taught pianist found himself in love with the saxophone. His high school years would prove to be both promising and heartbreaking when his band, Legacy, signed to Uptown Records, only later to be shelved by parent company MCA after Uptown folded. Their shared love for jazz and similar cultural backgrounds brought the two together in their senior year at New York’s infamous Fiorello H. La Guardia High School of Music and Art and the Performing Arts. After a semester of collaborations and performances the two both accepted scholarships to New School University’s Jazz program, but it wasn’t until Nicky’s senior recital that they would collaborate again.

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  • n4nn31355

    WTF? It's not "The Heavy"!

    6 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Mvlazz

    \m/

    8 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Colony666

    i am heavy weapons guy

    24 Dec 2010 Reply
  • hammerstrikebg

    All Hail Heavy Metal in custom for show bands :D and this appeared for Heavy :D

    19 Sep 2010 Reply
  • ANIMAPU

    i love you music!

    14 May 2010 Reply
  • Nico_almeida

    "I'm back to work with Case. We're writing and recording. Yes, HEAVy broke up. It wasn't a stunt. We weren't working. But now we are. All of this leads up to a name change. And refocusing." Nicky - ampersandjones.com (march 2010) :)

    27 Apr 2010 Reply
  • hrabiapiurko

    movie-like cookies. ^^.

    26 Feb 2010 Reply
  • T140591

    very, very good... =D

    15 Feb 2010 Reply
  • rkjones

    Yeh.. they've gone separate ways. It's on Nicky's blog - AmpersandJones.com

    25 Nov 2009 Reply
  • dseals

    Heard they broke up. Shame really. Great music was made.

    30 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Addickson

    Saw yall last night at the. Rock the block event. You are both the best! Keep doing it!

    16 Aug 2009 Reply
  • itsdicap

    to havmaleducado ... um yes you can but comparing is whack cause what you think is great i might think is overratted .. shout out to the cool .. Dicap out ...................

    14 Jul 2009 Reply
  • babyboy75

    JAzzmonEY$$ is hella good

    8 Apr 2009 Reply
  • onlybluevivi

    Your music is very special, unique touch people hearts. Girls, especially the strength of character, is the ultimate soundtrack. Enjoy your new album First Sessions

    7 Mar 2009 Reply
  • nemo107

    too much confusion with "the heavy"

    3 Feb 2009 Reply
  • AreOh

    Saw them live a couple of times. Nikki is not only a fantastic vocalist, but a lovely person as well, ha, and yeah... she's GORGEOUS. Casey is just a bad ass on the axe. So much enthusiasm in his performances. I'm not even a dancing kinda cat, but they just bring it outta me...

    26 Dec 2008 Reply
  • TheJanStan

    I wish stutzmcgee (or Stutz McGee) had an artist page on last.fm. because i'm digging his (Casey's) stuff! and when i scrobble it, he doesn't get credit since the page isn't set up :( 'hello heart' is lovely

    6 Dec 2008 Reply
  • boywoolner

    The UK Funk/Soul/Rock Heavy are SKILL!

    28 Jul 2008 Reply
  • ambiance_2707

    ambiance endorses HEAVy JAzzmonEY$$ !

    20 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Txeclectic1

    i love heavy!

    30 May 2008 Reply
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