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The Big Payback is an award-winning Funk/R&B/Rock band featuring the soulful vocals of Leah Isabel
Tirado and a smoking horn section. Both the band’s hard-hitting originals and classic covers get the
crowd dancing, energizing them just as much as the musicians themselves. With an infectious appeal
that cuts across generations, Payback is a party you won’t want to miss.
The band burst onto the Madison music scene by winning Isthmus’ Band to Band Combat in 2011. That
same year, they released Overture, their debut album, which won the band three Madison Area Music
Awards (MAMAs) in 2012. Their 2013 single “Romeo Knows” became a finalist for the 2014 MAMAs
Jazz Song of the Year. In 2014, Jazz at Five featured the group and the band was crowned “Jazz
Performer of the Year” by the MAMAs. The Big Payback is currently in the process of recording its
second album, which will be released this spring. Over the past six years, The Big Payback’s
exhilarating sound and high-energy show have made the band a tried-and-true favorite.
The Big Payback brings together some of the Midwest’s finest musicians, who can also be heard
performing with Youngblood Brass Band, Harmonious Wail, Steely Dane, Grupo Candela, and Vic
Ferrari’s Symphony on the Rocks. The band’s ambitious original tunes highlight the virtuosity of each
instrumentalist. In addition, The Payback proudly teaches, giving performances and delivering master
classes at schools and universities throughout the Midwest.
For more information on The Big Payback, please visit www.bigpaybackmusic.com.
To stay informed and in touch with The Big Payback, please join their mailing list on their website and
“like” them on Facebook.

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