David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 is a shifting collective of musicians featuring some of the best players in New York and veteran Jamaican percussionist Larry McDonald. Through his experience as sax player of The Slackers and many others, Dave has developed a unique style, with a mix of the sounds of big guys like Tommy McCook, John Coltrane and King Curtis. As Jazziz magazine put it succinctly, “Hillyard can play". The tour is in light of the new album 'The Giver', with punk vocalist Sean Wheeler from Throw Rag who joins on stage as well.