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JEFF The Brotherhood
The best rock ‘n’ roll, the kind that gets under your skin and makes all your senses heighten, is simple and comprised of hard work and unrelenting passion all of which JEFF The Brotherhood. JEFF The Brotherhood embody and exemplify on their Warner Bros. Records debut LP, Hypnotic Nights. Brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall have been playing together since they were little kids and formed the group when they were in high school. The boys grew up with a voracious appetite for any music they could get their hands on.
The band incorporates a DIY ethos in everything they do, including their raucous live shows. JEFF have been touring tirelessly for the past 10 years, playing any and all conceivable venues—from basements and backyard sheds to Bonnaroo and The Bowery Ballroom. The duo clocked in over 400 shows in the past two years alone and have shared bills with Best Coast, Fucked Up, Pentagram, The Kills, The Greenhornes and more.
When it comes to creating their desired sound, JEFF believes that less is more. This idea is reflected in Jake’s decision to play a guitar with only three strings. Jake explains, “When we started the band, I didn’t know how to play guitar,” he remembers, “I thought, in order to teach myself, it would be easier to play if I simplified it. I started with two strings, but you can’t really play any chords that way, so I added a third string which added this interesting limitation that forced me to create my own style and approach to the instrument.”
Music Band seeped out of a broken sewage line in an upstate New York dormitory, and somehow it’s Nashville’s problem now Brothers-in-dirt Harry (guitar), Duncan (bass) and Lee (drums) have been both room- and bandmates for three years, and a single experience of seeing them on stage makes it clear that they just can’t get rid of each other.
Since moving to Nashville, TN two years ago and releasing their latest record, Satan’s Grave, the three have been busy touring the nation as well as recording a forthcoming record in between bites of hot chicken, burritos and cheeseburgers. Music Band’s demeanor in everything they do shouts their apparent mantra, “Always be nice, always try to look cool in pictures, and rock and roll forever.”