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The Ries Brothers (pronounced ”Rees”) are a brother duo that writes and performs their original material influenced by their love of rock, blues, funk, and reggae.
They have twice toured nationally with the iconic band CHICAGO. Their first 10 city tour with CHICAGO included a performance at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. They recently sold out three headlining shows at Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Murray Theatre in Clearwater, Florida.
The Ries Brothers have also opened for David Cook, Daughtry, Los Lonely Boys, REO Speedwagon, Little River Band, the Edgar Winter Band & The Family Stone among others. The Ries Brothers have also appeared at the House of Blues & Viper Room in Los Angeles.
J. Klein; winner of 2015 SSA Songwriter Of The Year. Logging in hundreds live performances and countless recording studio hours, J. KIein has performed as a solo artist at a variety of music venues – clubs, wineries, coffee house, bar-restaurants, college campuses, concert halls – as well as outdoor
The 28 year old Singer/songwriter/musician Justin Kleinhoffer, professionally known as J. Klein, has been performing since 2004 as a solo artist as well as a member of the Chicago-based duo “Etna & The Mammoth” (2011) and as a recording and touring member of the St. Louis-based rock group “EFFIC” (2009)
In addition to live performances, J. Klein has established himself as an astute & prolific songwriter and is well-versed in the recording arts – serving as producer, engineer and session guitarist, vocalist, mandolin player & keyboardist.
Samantha Leigh, Blues/Rock Artist has been featured as a back-up vocalist for artists such as Mary J Blige and Josh Groban. The highlight of Samantha’s Spring season in 2015 was playing a graduation party for Sir Paul McCartney’s stepson. Sir Paul shocked Samantha and the band that night by jumping up on stage and singing with them.
With her bluesy-rock vocals and sexy, funky style, Samantha Leigh is a musical force to be reckoned with. Originally from the home of rock and roll, Cleveland, Ohio, Samantha grew up with a heavy rock and country influence.
In 2009, she was named FOX’s Tampa Bay Idol. Shortly after, she was asked to open for 10th Concession to raise awareness for the “Ellen Degeneres Anti-Bullying Fundraiser”. The exposure for the event gained her a spot on the CBS morning show, “Studio 10” as a musical guest.
Reverist is an Orlando based Indie Pop band that credits its humble origin to medical doctor Omar Qazi, but subsequently evolved into a fuller sound with the additions of drummer Steve Addington and bassist Matthew Walsh.
Reverist possesses an eclectic, unique sound with solid, rich vocals that bring a captivating essence among symphonic, scientific synth blends and engaging drum beats. The trio adds a fresh feeling to the music scene—slightly left-field with a soothing, yet animated, presence that can appeal to almost any mood.
Qazi looked to expand the project and met seasoned drummer Steve Addington, whose experience ranges from high school marching band to playing Top 40 hits alongside a DJ. The duo added the multi-talented Walsh in late 2015 before recording their first EP, “Dreaming Onward,” at Parafonic Recording Studio in Orlando, Florida. Their quirky, lighthearted personalities shine on stage among a sea of dancing bodies and soaring choruses. “Dreaming Onward” is now available at reverist.bandcamp.com and all major markets.