The Ries Brothers (pronounced ”Rees”), a duo from Tampa Bay, FL, blend rock, blues, funk, and reggae into a soulful-sophisticated sound. Older brother Charlie sings lead vocals while simultaneously playing drums and keyboard bass giving the band it’s unique and full sound. Younger brother Kevin Jordan completes the band’s “sonic creativity” on guitar, provides background vocals and co-writes many of their songs. They have twice toured nationally as the opening act for the iconic band CHICAGO. Their first 10 city tour with CHICAGO included a performance at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Last year they did a 15 city tour opening for the late Butch Trucks (Allman Brothers) & The Freight Train Band.
Late last year the brothers completed their first headlining tour, highlighted by a performance at “The House that Les Paul Built,” the legendary Iridium in NYC. Reviewed by Kyle Stevens of the Huffington Post: “The insanely talented duo played the Iridium in Manhattan…with special guest Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez, founding member of the E Street Band and member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. When the concert was over they left the crowd begging for more.” The Ries Brothers have also opened for David Cook, Daughtry, Toby Keith, Los Lonely Boys, REO Speedwagon, Little River Band, The Edgar Winter Band & The Family Stone among others. Last year they sold out three headlining shows at Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Murray Theatre in Clearwater, Florida. They have also appeared at the House of Blues & Viper Room in Los Angeles.
In the summer of 2013, the boys participated in the exclusive Los Angeles Grammy Museum’s Music Revolution Project at Ruth Eckerd Hall. In the summer of 2014 the boys were part of the Van’s Warped Tour in Florida. The Ries Brothers were named by The Tampa Bay Times as one of their favorite artists of 2015 and by Creative Loafing as a 2016 Breakout Artist. They have released 3 EP’s and a Live Concert DVD. Their first full album will be released late spring 2017.
“Credit goes not only to their humble and hardworking nature, but a talent and sound that’s far beyond their years, blending elements of pop, jazz, blues, classic and alternative rock into a sonic stew that’s palatable for all ages,” says Jay Cridlin, Pop Music Critic, Tampa Bay Times.
“I have to tell you that you never cease to blow my mind! I still can not believe how much music and great playing/singing, compositions, and soloing comes out of the two of you!” says Tris Imboden, Drummer – CHICAGO.
“To say The Ries Brothers have that “special something” is an understatement. Two dudes pushing the limits of funk, pop, and rock. Their sonic creativity pours out through a variety of styles. Moving from one instrument to another, all the while singing, and usually doing several at a time, all the while sitting in the pocket and having such soul. Music is in their bones. Sharing the stage with them was an inspirational blast,” says Patrick Wilson, Tony Award Nominee and Golden Globe Award Nominee, actor and musician.
Live Video from their Sold Out Show at The Murray Theatre in Clearwater, Fl
Ries Brothers New Single “Street Lights”
“What sets the brothers apart from other young bands is their unique onstage dynamic — Kevin, 16, plays guitar; and Charlie sings lead vocals while drumming and playing a bass line on the keyboard. If that setup sounds hard to imagine, it’s probably because no one else really does it”.-Jay Cridlin, Pop Music Critic, Tampa Bay Times