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The Undisputed Heavyweights


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Casey Shea, Jeff Jacobson and Wes Verhoeve are the core of The Undisputed Heavyweights, a Lower East Side band described as Frank Sinatra meets The Doors in a way only Stevie Wonder could dream of, (am New York). Such acclaim for undiscovered musicians might elicit incredulity among the un-indoctrinated until one’s first Heavyweight experience.

Their sound is melodic, memorable, and completely original. Lead singer Shea has a stunning, soulful voice that works wonders in all octaves. While each song is uniquely different, together the melodies build an unexpectedly cohesive set.

The virtue of a true live show is if, in the end, it is memorable. Behind the insults and the Amens is sophisticated songwriting and clever arrangements. And whether you remember Casey Shea’s sunglasses, the Roll Your Windows Down sing-a-long or the pop sensibility of Lartigue, it doesn’t really matter, as there’s something for everyone.

Performing together since 2004, the three founding members connected through open mic nights in New York City and decided to create a sound that blended their unique influences.

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  • incsuch311

    fun band, although the lead singer can be absolutely INSANE on stage

    31 Jul 2007 Reply
  • jessica_mendoza

    awesome tunes. great ppl. love the energy of their live shows, and of course singing along with them Roll Your Windows Down.

    17 Jul 2007 Reply

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