Baby Brother is a New York City based rock & roll band founded in 2009. The band has produced two full length albums, their debut 'Strange Things' and the follow up, 'Sounds May Vary'. They are currently working on a third album as well. It's difficult to summarize Baby Brother's sound in a single sentence, from one song to the next they bring such a wild dynamic and an in-your-face approach to song writing that trying to pin them down is akin to hubris. However, one thing that can be said of Baby Brother is that they are a rock band, in the truest sense of what that means.
The band was started while drummer Ian and guitarist Vincent were getting drunk while working a slow bar together. Boredom and that unique spontaneity that comes from one shot too many sparked an idea: get musician friends together and goof off. But the band quickly began to take on a life of its own. With a wide arrange of styles, a general love of music, and a total disregard of taking themselves too seriously, this group of talented young men has taken what started out as drunk talk, and turned it into something awesome.
Lead singer and rhythm guitarist Jeremy Beazlie hails from Kentucky, and it shows in his song writing style, incorporating nuances of folk and bluegrass in his approach to vocal melody. He fronts a whopping group backed by lead guitarist and Texas original Vincent Vitek, and from the great state of Washington, Ian Hardie on drums and Ben Longwell on the bass. Stemming primarily from rock, country, and blues origins, their style ranges from the classic feel of early rock and roll, to the gritty fuzz of modern hard rock. Yet intermingled throughout is an element of pure Americana blues and country. Making for a unique and powerful sound.
Mostly what you need to know about these boys is they like to have a good time.
Jeremy Beazlie - Rhythm Guitar/Lead Vocals
Vincent Vitek - Lead Guitar
Ian Hardie - Drums
Ben Longwell - Bass
Sounds May Vary(2013. Studio album, self released.
Live at the SweatShop (2009) ten songs recorded live at the SweatShop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Strange Things (2011). Studio album, self released.
Select songs from Strange Things have been receiving radio airplay.
Music We Love: Baby Brother
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I’ve always been a huge fan of supporting local bands, in hopes that I could one day say “I saw thos...I’ve always been a huge fan of supporting local bands, in hopes that I could one day say “I saw those guys when they played in some kid’s basement!” But recently, New York City’s local rock n’ roll scene has been getting pretty dull. A few days ago, my good friend introduced me to the Brooklyn-based rock n’ roll band, Baby Brother. Originating from all over the country, the band mixes good old fashioned rock n’roll and mixes it up with country, rhythm & blues, and a little bit of punk rock. Baby Brother is definitely one of those bands you’ll wanna check out before they get so big you can’t afford tickets to their shows.
Off The Radar: Baby Brother
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"...This Brooklyn-based quartet genuinely enjoys the music they make and embraces all their influenc..."...This Brooklyn-based quartet genuinely enjoys the music they make and embraces all their influences, which vary from country to punk. Their record, "Strange Things", is accessible, fun, and genuine..."
GO FOR IT
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BROOKLYN, NY.(AP)- GO FOR IT, sings Brooklyn based rock band Baby Brother, and that they ... BROOKLYN, NY.(AP)-
GO FOR IT, sings Brooklyn based
rock band Baby Brother, and that they do. With heavy country and blues roots they hold true to their Texas and Kentucky origins and then ratchet it up a notch. Smart alecky, brash yet lovable, Baby Brother has been well received and has developed a fan base along the east coast in cities such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Their upbeat, melodic songs will keep you humming them long after the show has ended, and their clever lyrics will win you over and keep a grin on your face. Their influences are vast including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, Weezer, Kings of Leon, Eagles of Death Metal, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Ernest Tubb,The Reverend Horton Heat, The Toadies, The old 97´s and Junior Brown.
Baby Brother has just signed on with Brooklyn based V-Squared Promotions and is in the process of booking the 2010 "First Step" tour.
Chauncey Laughman (Associated Press)
Introducing Brooklyn's New Genius Rock Band Baby Brother
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Every now and then, an album comes out that exudes fun from every pore in its proverbial body. Pure,...Every now and then, an album comes out that exudes fun from every pore in its proverbial body. Pure, ecstatic, joyful, sincere, rockin’ fun. Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Baby Brother’s funky and fantastic, quirky and quintessential, weird and wonderful album, Strange Things. Listeners should grab some headphones, a drink, and a dozen good friends, and prepare to enjoy!
Baby Brother Band...Only the Beginning
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Strange Things is a brilliant piece of work that will make Baby Brother stand out amongst the rest i...Strange Things is a brilliant piece of work that will make Baby Brother stand out amongst the rest in the competitive Brooklyn scene. They have heart, soul and a whole lot of talent and drive that will see them through to the top. This is only the beginning.
This Band's the Real Deal
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If ever there was a band that deserved to jump from the indie-stream to the mainstream, it’s Baby Br...If ever there was a band that deserved to jump from the indie-stream to the mainstream, it’s Baby Brother. This is one of the best indie albums to come along in a long time. If I were Coachella, I’d start reserving my spot for Baby Brother real soon because this band’s the real deal.
Baby Brother Band Never Missing a Beat
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Guitarist and vocalist Jeremy Beazlie fronts the band with a voice and delivery that sounds like a y...Guitarist and vocalist Jeremy Beazlie fronts the band with a voice and delivery that sounds like a young, modern Mick Jagger. Lead guitarist Vincent Vitek's heavy riffing helps define the sound of the group but it's the rhythm section of Ben Longwell and Ian Hardie on bass and drums respectively, who maintain the driving force and keep the music moving at the fast clip that it does. Each of the members plays their parts perfectly, never missing a beat or note.
25 original songs and 4 covers including "The Rodeo Song" by Gary Lee & the Showdown and "Cheating Heart" by Hank Williams.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.