Meet the Band

The Big New Cents aka “The BNC”, are veteran players with many years of recording and touring experience. The band has its own unique sound, blending Soul/Funk/Reggae/R&B and Rock which completely dominate their explosive live shows. 

Reese Johnson – Vocals

Corissa “Reese” Johnson has been singing and writing songs her whole life. She sings R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop, Funk, and she’s a rapper, as well as a dancer and choreographer. She has performed internationally, and has showcased original works with the Dandelion Dance Theater’s “Bandelion”.

Joseph King – Guitars

Inspired by his parent’s love of music, Joseph’s musical journey started at age 6. Performing with various Bay Area acts, has extensively toured nationally and as a solo musician, competed in guitar competitions at an international level.

Christopher Patton – Keys/Vocals

Christopher Patton comes from a large family line of musicians, tracing his roots all the way back to one of the blues founding father, the great Charlie Patton. He is an accomplished Piano/Keyboard player, singer, and producer. Chris was a former member of John Lee/Zakiya Hooker’s band, Bluz4U.

Mike McKaigg – Bass/Vocals

Mike McKaigg is a long time Bay Area musician equally adept on electric bass and trombone. He has performed all over the United States as well as Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Canada, Mexico, and in the UK/Northern Ireland.

Asédo Wilson – Drums

From banging on pots and pans as a child to performing on stages in the United States, Japan and Eastern Europe, Asédo Wilson is an Oakland native who is still keeping up the tradition of playing the feel good music he grew up on.