The Ries Brothers (pronounced ”Rees”) are a brother duo that writes and performs their original material influenced by their love of blues, funk, reggae, the music of The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Jack Johnson, Sublime and more. They recently completed a 10 city tour with the legendary band CHICAGO which included a performance at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. They have also opened for Daughtry, Los Lonely Boys, REO Speedwagon, Little River Band, Firefall, and the Edgar Winter Band. Older brother Charlie (19) handles the lead vocals while simultaneously playing the drums and keyboard bass. The duo’s full sound is a result of Charlie’s unique ability to do this. Kevin (15) plays guitar, provides background vocals and is the co-writer on many of their original songs. For the past four years they have played their original music and creative covers extensively throughout the Central Florida area as well as making appearances at the House of Blues & Viper Room in Los Angeles. In the summer of 2013, the boys were 2 of only 25 performers ages 14-21 selected from the state of Florida to participate in the exclusive Los Angeles Grammy Museum’s Music Revolution Project. In summer 2014 the boys were part of this years Van’s Warped Tour at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Florida. Their first EP “Hearts Collide” was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Warren Huart.
They are currently working on their second EP of original music with the writer/producer team of Don Miggs and Grammy Award Winner Charlie Midnight.