The Big Takeover

The Big Takeover

Root Shock

Saturday, December 29

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

Ticket Policy
Many of our shows sell out well in advance. All sales are final; no refunds and no exchanges.

For General Admission shows, tables and seating in the club can be guaranteed only with a dinner reservation. General admission does not guarantee a seat.

Flash photography is prohibited. We are a 21+ club. Younger audiences may attend shows when appropriate and with permission from Helsinki Management only.

All event information is subject to change. Please check back before date of event.


The Big Takeover
The Big Takeover
Whether live or recorded, the Big Takeover never fails to captivate an audience. Using a fusion of their own innovative originals with crowd favorites, they have kept audiences jamming from the first note to the last since their debut in 2007. Fronted by Jamaican-born singer & songwriter Neenee Rushie, the band is backed by a skin-tight rhythm section- and a two-piece horn section whose parts radiate somewhat of a classic edge in soaring leads. The band has performed well over 500 shows, sharing the stage with acts such as: The Original Wailers, Jefferson Starship, Sam Kinninger of Soulive, Inner Circle, Pete Seeger, Badfish, Taurrus Riley, The Meditations, Eek-a-Mouse, Groundation and West Bound Train, Norma Fraiser, The Pietasters, Tarrus Riley, Innervisions, Sister Nancy, and Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams- to name a few. Having three full-length records under their belt- the band continues to seek out & expand to new audiences and introduce them to their versatile & soulful brand of flavor. The band is currently in the studio working on their fourth full-length record, with plans to be touring nationally upon its' release.
Stay tuned for up-to-date information!With over 300 live performances in the Northeast, ranging from Maine to North Carolina and a studio album (Following Too Close – 2008) behind them, the band look forward to what their 2011 release, Tale of My Life, will lead them to.
Root Shock
Root Shock
Root Shock formed in 2012 with regional veteran musicians whose love of reggae music flows
deep. Their unique blend of reggae and heavy drum & bass combined with American roots and
soul, and a focus on conscious lyrics result in positive dance music will make you want to move!
The band has been surprising and delighting crowds across the northeast and beyond, bringing
their unique high-energy style spearheaded by the stunning soulful vocals and stage presence of
Jessica Brown to a wide range of settings. The band’s dedication to spreading music with a
positive message has paid off in entertaining, elevating, and energizing music lovers of all walks
of life!
On the heels of their 2016 debut album and a 2018 5-song EP, Root Shock is stepping up their
game, hitting the road and bringing their renowned live show to clubs, festivals and concert halls
far and wide. The band is concentrating on spreading their uplifting message and vibes to the
masses. Root Shock’s genre-bending sound has proven to fit many musical settings yet always
stand out!
Venue Information:
Club Helsinki
405 Columbia St
Hudson, NY, 12534